International programs

New study finds many foreign students lack American friends

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

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

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

North Dakota and New York stories raise questions about ensuring international quality

Stories about colleges in New York and North Dakota highlight the lack of independent authority overseeing the quality of universities’ efforts abroad.

Debate over Chinese-funded institutes at American universities

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As network of Chinese-funded institutes at American universities expands, some professors see opportunities. Others worry about academic freedom and whether centers promote "culturetainment," not scholarship.

Technion role in New York competition a win for Israeli science

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Technion's partnership with Cornell and the pair's planned New York City campus could signal new era for Israeli universities and more prominence for Israeli science.

California State debates whether to resume study abroad in Israel

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Some faculty members and administrators at California State U. are trying to block resumption of programs in Israel.

Survey finds global boom in private higher education enrollments

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In many countries, public higher education no longer dominates, report finds.

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