International programs

Irish university tries to recruit voters to improve its international ranking

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President of Irish university asks all academic employees to recruit peers from other institutions to join peer review survey that is key part of QS rankings.

Study finds small gains in international graduate applications

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Report finds only marginal increase in applications from outside the U.S. to graduate schools. China -- source of large increases in recent years -- shows decline.

British academics try to hide regional accents, study finds

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Academics who aren't from the right parts of the UK try to speak "posh," study finds.

Academics in Germany rebel against rankings system

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Scholarly groups start effort, and are joined by a university in saying they will no longer participate.

British social scientists propose new approach for ethics review

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British scholars, like some of their American counterparts, want oversight that is distinct from that used for biomedical research.

Conference on future of academic freedom after the Arab Spring

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Conference explores the state of higher education and academic freedom in a region undergoing considerable change.

Educators consider future of international branch campuses

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University officials consider challenges to campuses in other countries -- including MOOCs, the wrong kind of oversight, no oversight, shifting student demands and (when asked about it) lack of academic freedom.

Amid concerns on academic freedom in UAE, conference on Arab higher education canceled

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Citing concerns on academic freedom in the Emirates, organizers cancel meeting on future of Arab universities.

United Nations questions British branch campus in Cyprus

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UN objects to a British institution's branch in Cyprus.

Students rally against Hungary's plans for higher education

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Students rally against government plans that leave some of them with steep tuition bills and others with requirements not to leave the country.

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