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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.

Conference considers challenges facing higher ed after the Arab Spring

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Are students in Arab higher education held back by attitudes about challenging instructors and fully participating in the classroom?

Brazil's scientific mobility scholarship program keeps growing

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More than 4,000 Brazilian undergraduates will be on U.S. campuses this fall on government scholarships.

British universities consider policies for foreign students who hire translators

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Many British universities lack policies on what kind of help foreign students can receive.

Spain tries to keep higher ed reform moving in a time of austerity

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Can Spain keep reform of its stagnant university system on track in tough times?

Conference considers press coverage of higher education in India and China

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Higher education trends are subject of considerable media attention in local newspapers, but the focus may not illuminate key issues.

Debate at U. of Delhi over plan to move to four-year degrees

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Addition of extra year prompts controversy at U. of Delhi, which is accused of Americanizing.

Australian universities to offer fee-based credit for MOOCs

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Two Australian universities announce plans to charge students fees if they want to be assessed and earn credit for free open courses.

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