International higher education

Policing Plagiarism Abroad

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It’s not uncommon for colleges to discontinue academic programs overseas for financial reasons. But Centenary College, in New Jersey, is shutting down an M.B.A. program in Asia to contain a plagiarism epidemic. About 400 students are currently enrolled in the program at locations in Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan.

Privatized Pathways for Foreign Students

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U.S. colleges have increasingly turned to for-profit companies for help in recruiting international students. Now, with the growing popularity of “pathway” programs -- which feature a hybrid of credit-bearing coursework and instruction in English language and academic skills -- some institutions are also outsourcing the responsibility for teaching and supporting international students their first year on campus.

Take Me Away, Country Roads

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West Virginia’s universities offer a case study in internationalizing largely from scratch.

'American Universities in a Global Market'

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The status of the United States in the international higher education ecosystem -- and, particularly, whether it is losing its longstanding place atop the global pecking order -- is a topic of escalating discussion and, in some circles, hand-wringing.

'A World Changed Utterly'

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PARIS -- "We must identify ways to achieve higher quality and better outcomes at a time of increased demand and declining resources."

Commonality Across Countries

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At global meeting on higher education, parallels -- cutbacks, tough questions on quality, stubbornness of status quo -- overpower the historical differences.

The State of Global Higher Ed

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A new report assesses how the internationalization of higher education is changing and why it's becoming more important than ever before.

Find a Niche or Vanish

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Universities that lack distinctive missions will go extinct, British pro vice chancellor warns.

Britain Goes to Market

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Landmark report proposes that government slash teaching subsidies and let student fees rise, in expectation that competition and choice drive quality.

Transition in Egypt

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Incoming and (in podcast) departing presidents of American University in Cairo discuss role of key institution in a volatile region.

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