International higher education

'Study Abroad Changed My Life and Other Problems'

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Conventionally, conference sessions serve a purpose of further orienting participants into the accepted language and landscape of a shared profession. More rarely does a conference session for a professional association feature the opposite goal – to thoroughly rip apart the rhetoric and deconstruct a field’s founding myth.

Iraqi Academe, How Can We Help?

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Embassy-sponsored conference gathers Iraqi American academics for discussion and action.

Arabic -- Advances and Constraints

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At gathering on international education, experts see progress in teaching a crucial language, but worry about impact of keeping instructors at low pay and off tenure track.

Organizing a World of Knowledge

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Project analyzes how universities organize the study of world regions and the role of area studies centers.

Supply, Demand and Foreign Students

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New analysis finds that "natural economic forces" (as opposed to U.S. failure) go far in explaining the declining share of science and engineering Ph.D.s earned by the American-born.

'Educating Global Citizens'

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In Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities (Routledge), Peter N. Stearns argues that colleges and universities have an obligation to prepare students from an increasingly globally connected world. But what does that mean? Stearns, provost at George Mason University, discusses the role of the curriculum, including foreign languages, study abroad, and branch campuses.

A Global Liberal Arts Alliance

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New network seeks to encourage colleges to trade knowledge and talent -- from Pennsylvania to Pakistan.

International Applications Up 4%

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The growth is concentrated among graduate schools that already have the largest numbers of foreign students.

Patterns in Academic Persecution

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Oppression of scholars extends across a range of countries, fueled not only by politics but also by general anti-intellectualism, a new report says.

'Higher Education on the Move'

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WASHINGTON -- An estimated 2.9 million students worldwide are pursuing their educations outside their home countries, a 57 percent increase since 1999.


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