U.S. Campuses Abroad

'The World's Honors College?'

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Symone Gamble, 17, of Frisco, Texas, was dead-set on attending Princeton University. Then she noticed a booklet about New York University Abu Dhabi in her stacks of college mail. Intrigued, she applied. The university flew her to Abu Dhabi for an all-expenses-paid candidate weekend. “It was the first campus I went to where I felt like I could honestly be at home, even though for a girl from a town in Texas, feeling at home in a place on the other side of the globe feels a little bit out of the ordinary,” she said.

All Eyes on India

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For U.S. universities, India remains a frontier of sorts. “Right now, we’re basically doing exploration of India, trying to figure out what the path forward is there,” said the president of Georgia State University, Mark P. Becker, who traveled to India this spring. Georgia State isn’t interested in opening a branch campus in India – one, because it doesn’t have the resources and two, because, Becker said, “it’s not exactly clear why we would want to do that at this point.” But the university – like many others in the U.S.

Policing Plagiarism Abroad

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It’s not uncommon for colleges to discontinue academic programs overseas for financial reasons. But Centenary College, in New Jersey, is shutting down an M.B.A. program in Asia to contain a plagiarism epidemic. About 400 students are currently enrolled in the program at locations in Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan.

Transition in Egypt

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Incoming and (in podcast) departing presidents of American University in Cairo discuss role of key institution in a volatile region.

Getting Out of Egypt

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American colleges scramble to evacuate students.

Evolving Higher Ed Hubs

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What will the next generation of university centers look like? Experts discuss how Qatar and the United Arab Emirates illustrate the choices before many countries.

Another Middle East Effort Challenged

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Vanderbilt students seek to keep the university from setting up an education school in Abu Dhabi -- even before administrators announce their plans.

Second Thoughts on China

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16 months after Duke faculty approved a campus, costs are rising and professors are voicing concerns about the endeavor.

If You Build It, They Might Not Come

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A report for Duke raises questions about the demand among Chinese students for Western branch campuses.

Habitats for Academic Freedom

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In weighing a proposed outpost in Singapore, Yale considers the parameters of inquiry and speech in a more authoritarian society.

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