International higher education

'Open Doors' report finds increases in international enrollment, study abroad

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Report shows 8.1 percent increase in international student enrollment at U.S. universities and 2.1 percent growth in the number of Americans studying abroad. 

Indian company's skills test for college graduates

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Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm. 

U.S. campuses are on edge over Ebola

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One college suspends new admissions for all of Africa while other institutions have disinvited speakers or quarantined students and faculty. 

Boycott battles continue in U.S. academe

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Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.

Accounts of Confucius Institute-ordered censorship at Chinese studies conference

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European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

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AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

New report on cross-border higher education

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A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education argues that colleges should consider cross-border operations if they want to secure a spot in fast-changing higher education systems.

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.

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