International higher education

Australians Open U.S. Med School

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In transnational program, American students will begin medical school in Brisbane, and end it at the U. of Queensland's new clinical school in New Orleans.

Scholar's Visa Denial Suit Revived

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A federal appeals court has revived the challenge by scholarly and civil liberties groups to the U.S. government's denial of a visa to Tariq Ramadan, an internationally acclaimed scholar, to accept a faculty position at the University of Notre Dame.

Outsourcing Teaching, Overseas

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In Utah State degree program in Asia, "lead professors" (from Utah) design the course work and assign the grade, but "local facilitators" (from partner universities) deliver much of the course content.

An Atlantic Trust

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American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.

Passage to India

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South Asia beckons American colleges looking for students, joint ventures and new sources of funds. But are expectations too high?

International Admissions Fall

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For the first time since 2004, the number of international students admitted to U.S. graduate schools has declined, report finds. Domestic applications, however, increase.

International Campuses on the Rise

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Study finds 43 percent increase in just three years -- with some shifts away from the "North-South" location patterns of home institutions and their outposts.

International 'Leapfrogging'

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In 1970, 29 percent of the world's college students were enrolled in the United States, which had 6 percent of the world's population. But 2006, the United States enrolled only 12 percent of the world's students. The United States actually grew in enrollments, but other parts of the world -- especially China -- experienced surges far beyond the totals in the U.S.

Fulbright's Good Fortune

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The tough job market for college seniors and recent graduates has left millions of twentysomethings unemployed or underemployed and looking for work or some other way to occupy their time.

Among the alternatives that appear to be growing in popularity this fall: State Department-sponsored Fulbright fellowships to study, conduct research or teach English in 140 countries.

Apples and Oranges

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False comparisons and “propaganda” limit value of international comparisons of higher education, study finds.

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