International higher education

U.K. Cracks Down on Student Visa, English Language Testing Fraud

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The Home Office revokes the right to host foreign students for 3 universities and 57 private colleges and launches a criminal investigation into widespread English language testing fraud at Educational Testing Service centers.

New research on retention of international students

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In new research being released at international education conference, foreign students identify financial issues as their main sources of dissatisfaction.


CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

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Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Minnesota, N.Y. bills would require colleges to disclose more about study abroad programs

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Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

A look at the landscape of pathway programs for international students run in cooperation with for-profit partners

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The continuing growth of pathway programs for international students reflects trends toward for-profit/nonprofit partnerships and raises questions about readiness and rigor.

Chicago faculty object to their campus's Confucius Institute

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A faculty petition at the University of Chicago calls for the institution to terminate its contract for a Chinese-government funded center of research and language teaching.




Amid the branch campus building boom, some universities reject the model

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These universities aren't building international branch campuses, at least not now. Here's why.

A look at U. of Michigan's partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong U.

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Together, U. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong U. run innovative joint institute.

At gathering of senior international educators, the integration of international students was a theme

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So you have X number of international students on your campus. So what?


A case in Costa Rica illustrates the complexities of responding to sexual assault in study abroad

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After a student is sexually assaulted during a semester in Costa Rica, the faculty members who assisted her lose their jobs, the study abroad provider shuts its doors, and the student says the wrong people have been punished. What happened?


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