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October 7, 2016
A California college where the former CEO pleaded guilty to visa fraud in 2015 will no longer be able to enroll international students, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.
October 6, 2016
A lawsuit filed last month in federal court by former students at a shuttered New York University branch campus in Singapore alleges that the university defrauded them by falsely representing that its graduate arts campus in Asia was the academic equivalent of its Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
October 6, 2016
The majority of university systems in Europe are under growing funding pressure, a new "Public Funding Observatory" report from the European University Association finds. Public funding to universities declined in 13 systems across Europe between 2008 and 2015. Seven of those systems also saw an increase in the number of students over that time.
October 5, 2016
The U.K. cabinet secretary in charge of immigration on Tuesday proposed a two-tiered system for international student visas, The Guardian reported. Amber Rudd raised the possibility of a visa system with differential rules depending on the quality of a student's university or program as part of a speech on reducing immigration levels.
October 4, 2016
The vice chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, on Monday issued an unusual plea for help to “save the 2016 academic year.” Academic operations at the South African university are due to resume today for the first time since Sept. 20 as protests, some of which have turned violent, calling for free higher education have shut down campuses across the country.
September 30, 2016
English universities will be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance in the new Teaching Excellence Framework, a government initiative to assess universities based on measures including student satisfaction, retention and graduate employment, Times Higher Education reported.
September 29, 2016
U.S. Government Accountability Office examines American universities’ policies and practices on academic and other freedoms for their educational programs in China.
September 29, 2016
Two international-student recruiters pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit visa fraud in relation to their recruitment of foreign nationals to the University of Northern New Jersey, a sham “pay-to-stay” college created by the federal government as part of a sting operation.
September 28, 2016
NAFSA: Association of International Educators on Monday announced as its new executive director and CEO Esther Brimmer, a foreign policy expert and academic.
September 27, 2016
A Canadian professor detained in Iran since June has been released. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on the release of Homa Hoodfar, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Montreal’s Concordia University. Hoodfar, who has Canadian, Iranian and Irish citizenship, studies issues related to women in Muslim societies and was in Iran to visit family and conduct research on women's participation in public life.


January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.


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