International programs

Association formed to bring standards to agency-based international recruitment looks ahead

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Using commission-based agents in international recruitment has gone from unmentionable to mainstream. At 5th annual conference, a group formed to bring standards to the practice reflects on where it has been and where it's going.

German universities face student housing crisis

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Lack of housing for German university students points to larger concerns about paying for higher education in the country.

 

Indonesia seeks higher education strategy to fill its needs gap

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Indonesia seeks a higher education strategy to fill its skills gap, add Ph.D.s and provide more instruction in English.

British campus finds high rates of cheating in Dubai

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British branch campus finds 1 in 8 students guilty of academic misconduct.

New index seeks to measure equity in South African universities

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New index compares progress at universities in transforming themselves, post-apartheid. Not all academics applaud the tool.

A Peking U. professor is fired in what's seen as a test case for academic freedom

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Peking U. fires economics professor  in widely watched test case for academic freedom in China -- an outcome that some Western academics have said should raise questions about partnerships there.

Study finds increase in English language programs in continental Europe

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Report finds significant increase in master's programs taught in English in continental Europe.

 

Pleas for language education at conference

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American institutions are woefully behind when it comes to language education, and fewer jobs for students are among the many consequences, professors and policymakers say at conference.

German universities hope for improvements following election

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German rectors want to see the post-election federal government do more to support higher education.

USAID to continue to fund global university partnerships after all

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U.S. agency withdraws threat of sharp cuts for higher ed development programs -- but confirms that contract for association-led intermediary won't be renewed after 2015 expiration.

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