International higher education

You Think We're Rankings-Obsessed?

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‘We want to become one of the top 10 universities in the world."

"The government wants a first class university for international prestige."

"What do we need to achieve by 2013? Two universities ranked in the top 20 worldwide."

'The Challenge of Bologna'

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The "Bologna Process," under which European nations have agreed on common higher education standards -- with the goal of making degrees and students recognized and respected across borders -- continues to attract increased attention in the United States. In his new book, Paul L. Gaston, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, considers the evolution of Europe's plans and their impact on American higher education.

A Great Experiment

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One year in, questions remain about University of the People and its ambitious goal of offering free higher education to students around the world.

Everyone Else Is Keynesian Now

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Survey of world response to recession finds public funding for higher ed is generally either growing or being protected as much as possible – except in the U.S.

Continental Perspectives

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College leaders in the U.S. urged to enhance unity of North American higher ed on same day European academics issue study on how unified their institutions have become.

Marketing to the World

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WASHINGTON – Thinking that a trip to a developing country might be a break from the TV commercials, Web ads and billboards that institutions like the University of Phoenix and Devry University use to build their brands and recruit students? Think again.

Defying a Ban

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When a major earthquake hit Haiti in January, two University of Florida graduate students, Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin, were in a small town not far from the epicenter, shooting footage for their master’s thesis about two aid workers.

'The Great Brain Race'

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American academic leaders are casting a wary eye on developments in higher education in the rest of the world. Will the Bologna Process give Europe an edge? Will the development of research universities in countries outside the West stop the best talent from coming to the United States? What does it mean when American colleges and universities open up campuses thousands of miles away from their home base?

International Grad Applications Up

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Applications from outside the United States are up 7 percent in 2010 at American graduate schools, a healthy increase that will please many universities, according to a new survey released by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Global Community Colleges

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SEATTLE – Educators gathered here for this week's meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges are encouraging more two-year institutions to internationalize their curriculums and expand their reach around the world, arguing that there is no better time to make such changes than during a global economic downturn.

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