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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.

U.K. Cracks Down on Student Visa, English Language Testing Fraud

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The Home Office revokes the right to host foreign students for 3 universities and 57 private colleges and launches a criminal investigation into widespread English language testing fraud at Educational Testing Service centers.

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses

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If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

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New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

British higher education faces tension over foreign student immigration

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In stripping London Metropolitan of the right to sponsor international students, regulators cite "systemic failures." But the debate over the university's fate is entangled with larger debates about international students and immigration.

 

Admissions reforms unsettle British universities

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Proposed reforms have some universities threatening to withdraw from centralized system.

Report says British universities have been too quick to limit free speech

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Report finds plenty of restrictions in British higher education.

Article on the lessons of a botched rebranding effort by King's College London

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Lessons for British universities (and others) from a controversial and now abandoned effort to rebrand King's College London.

Scottish universities start to embrace three-year undergraduate degrees

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Scottish universities start to move toward three-year undergraduate degrees.

Report calls on British academics to be honest with Ph.D. students about career prospects

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British professors urged to tell their graduate students that they can't assume a Ph.D. will translate into a "job for life."

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