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Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

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.

Seeking additional credible information about Chinese applicants, colleges use video interviews

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Facing the problem of fraud, colleges turn to video interviewing services to gain additional information about their Chinese applicants.

Colleges open State Department-funded American Cultural Centers in China

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American colleges and the State Department jointly set up "American Cultural Centers" at Chinese universities.

China and India producing larger share of global college graduates

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A new report predicts that China and India will produce a larger share of worldwide college graduates than the U.S. and some EU countries combined by 2020.

North Dakota and New York stories raise questions about ensuring international quality

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Stories about colleges in New York and North Dakota highlight the lack of independent authority overseeing the quality of universities’ efforts abroad.

Debate over Chinese-funded institutes at American universities

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As network of Chinese-funded institutes at American universities expands, some professors see opportunities. Others worry about academic freedom and whether centers promote "culturetainment," not scholarship.

Study finds shift in Chinese Ph.D. education from Soviet to American model

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Soviet model is increasingly being replaced with American model, study finds.

Study looks at impact of study abroad on Chinese academics who return home

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Those educated in the West are more likely than others to eventually be promoted to full professors. But those who earned Ph.D.s in China are more likely than others to land top administrative jobs.

Study adds to concerns over lack of creativity at Chinese universities

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New study finds that Chinese students at top-ranked institutions are less creative than those at less prestigious institutions.

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