Britain

British Union Drops Boycott Call

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Faculty group largely ignored resolutions against their proposal to isolate Israeli academics, but backs down when its lawyer says the action could be illegal.

When Is a Non-Boycott a Boycott?

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Britain's faculty union -- widely criticized for two previous votes calling for the ostracizing of Israeli academe -- passes measure urging professors to think about the appropriateness of ties to Israel.

In Canada, a Bid to Retain Top Talent From Abroad

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Changes in immigration policies seek to attract and retain more foreign students, who are increasingly a hot commodity the world over.

Both Sides of the Pond

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After career at Yale, Alison Richard was tapped as Cambridge's leader. In podcast interview, she discusses academic leadership and the future of research universities.

An Atlantic Trust

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American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.

Find a Niche or Vanish

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Universities that lack distinctive missions will go extinct, British pro vice chancellor warns.

Britain Goes to Market

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Landmark report proposes that government slash teaching subsidies and let student fees rise, in expectation that competition and choice drive quality.

Britain's Answer to 'Who Pays?'

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Glance around the world and in nearly every corner of the globe, you'll find countries searching for a way to expand higher education capacity with insufficient public resources. From Australia and New Zealand to the United States, the challenges sound very much the same.

Massive Cut in Britain

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Government plans 40% reduction for higher education over four years, with only some science and technology teaching programs spared.

The New British Tuition

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New system would let universities charge almost three times current levels.

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