U.S. Campuses Abroad

How can universities uphold values in international partnerships?

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Universities that set up shop globally should work to uphold principles such as academic freedom, gender equity and freedom of speech -- but they sometimes compromise, scholars argue.

What happened to Texas A&M's plan to open a branch campus in Nazareth?

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Texas A&M announced two years ago that it would build a branch campus in Nazareth. Here's the story of what's happened since.

Hiring materials for Kean U's campus in China raise questions about whether institution is upholding antidiscrimination principles abroad

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Two job ads for Kean U's campus in China state preference for Chinese Communist Party members, while the standard employment application requests information regarding political affiliation and personal details that are generally illegal to ask for under U.S. antidiscrimination law.

Reports of troubles at Webster U.’s branch campus in Thailand

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At Webster University’s branch campus, serious concerns have been raised by faculty and others over several years about academics, student health and safety, academic freedom, and an allegedly autocratic administration. 

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard

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Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.

New report on cross-border higher education

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A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education argues that colleges should consider cross-border operations if they want to secure a spot in fast-changing higher education systems.

Amid the branch campus building boom, some universities reject the model

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These universities aren't building international branch campuses, at least not now. Here's why.

A look at U. of Michigan's partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong U.

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Together, U. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong U. run innovative joint institute.

Does China have too much influence over academe in the West?

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NYU disputes Chinese dissident's assertion of government influence, but experts say the issue illustrates pressures faced by many institutions to avoid offending Beijing.

NYU establishes campuses and sites around the globe

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NYU reinvents itself as a "global network university," but critics at home question the creation of campuses in nondemocratic countries and the effect of rapid international expansion on programs in Greenwich Village.


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