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Gates heralds importance of international education at NAFSA

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Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivers opening plenary speech at conference of international educators.

Italian university joins international colleges embracing English language

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A public university in Italy transitions to English-only instruction. Meanwhile, some Israelis worry that institutions there have moved too far in that direction. Can universities be both “international” and “national"?

NAFSA's 2012 Annual Conference and Expo

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Sun, 05/27/2012 to Fri, 06/01/2012

Location

1001 Avenida de las Americas George R. Brown Convention Center
77010 Houston , Texas
United States

At G8 sessions on higher ed, the role of money proves divisive

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While American universities are among those that profit from international education, other countries pursue a different path.

Plan floated in Britain for investors to pay tuition and for students to repay based on income

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Leader of British university group floated idea of letting private investors pay tuition for some students, who would then repay a share of their subsequent income.

International university group seeks focus on values in global higher ed projects

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International Association of Universities issues call to make ethical considerations central as institutions cross borders.

Finland moves to merge smaller universities

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Finland moves to merge its smaller universities, saying that combined institutions can better compete internationally. Some faculty who will have to commute in the Arctic question the move.

British university may bar sale of alcohol on parts of campus

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London Metropolitan U., seeking to be more sensitive to Muslim students, may restrict alcohol sales.

English universities face new budget and enrollment realities

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Under new budget system, new institutions will face budget cuts and enrollment declines.

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