International higher education

The Assessment Craze Knows No Boundaries

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Experts discuss a growing focus on accountability in study abroad, efforts to assess campus internationalization efforts more generally, and where the gaps in research are.

From Bay Area to Red Sea

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UC Berkeley and Stanford announce agreements worth $28 and $25 million, respectively, with a Saudi university under construction.

New Campus, in New Cairo

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A university prepares to leave its historic home and move to an entirely new, $400 million campus.

Access and Equity: A Comparative Perspective

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A group of Fulbright Scholars addresses major challenges to the expansion of quality higher education around the world.

Private Colleges Proliferating, Worldwide

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A researcher studies the global role of private education in increasing access as demand keeps booming.

Sticker Shock and Study Abroad

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With the dollar declining, fuel surcharges rising, and an economy slowing, the impact on the number of Americans studying abroad -- and where they go -- could be significant.

Documenting China's Higher Ed Explosion

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In many discussions about the international standing of American higher education, China is the 800-pound gorilla -- the emerging scientific and technological superpower whose newfound focus on building a first-class postsecondary system poses a major threat to the national economic competitiveness and individual well being in the United States.

Growth in International Applicants Slows

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Number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate programs increased by only 3 percent this year, survey shows, while about a third of schools saw declines.

A Test the Education Department Doesn't Love

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In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.

International Development Goals

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University leaders from around the world convene for summit on higher education and development. Attendees are each (supposed) to return home with two new partnerships.

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