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American professor suddenly fired from Zayed University

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An American journalism professor receives glowing evaluations at Zayed University, in the United Arab Emirates, and then is suddenly asked to leave his position -- and the country.

Political activism looks different at U.S. branch campuses than at main campuses

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At U.S. branch campuses, protests often aren’t possible. What opportunities are there for political or social action?

International students recruited by agents less prepared for college

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New research suggests that students recruited through agents are likely to be less well-prepared for college.

Evaluation of foreign students' credentials may be getting short shrift

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In international education, has emphasis on recruiting overshadowed old-fashioned credential evaluation?

China and India producing larger share of global college graduates

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A new report predicts that China and India will produce a larger share of worldwide college graduates than the U.S. and some EU countries combined by 2020.

New study finds many foreign students lack American friends

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Study finds that nearly 40% of foreign students report having no close American friends. Those who study in the South have more American friends.

New survey of Chinese students on motivations for picking colleges

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Experts offer insight into why Chinese students choose the universities that they do, what they can pay, and what their English levels are really like.

Yale faculty raise governance questions about decision to open branch in Singapore

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Faculty raise questions about oversight of Yale’s new outpost in Singapore. Some wonder why they never got to vote on the project.

New study analyzes how faculty pay compares worldwide

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First-of-its-kind analysis compares purchasing power of professors at public universities in 28 countries. U.S. is topped by (in order) Canada, Italy, South Africa and India.

International educators debate higher education priorities for developing countries

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International education experts debate whether developing countries should focus their time and money on colleges and universities that educate the elite or the masses.

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