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September 19, 2016
A British academic scheduled to give a series of lectures at Birzeit University, a Palestinian institution in the West Bank, was denied entry to Israel last week, according to a statement released by Birzeit.
September 16, 2016
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on Thursday published its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic compilation of comparative statistics on education from early childhood to the university level.
September 15, 2016
Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday criticized “safe spaces” in universities, saying she finds the concept “quite extraordinary,” The Guardian reported.
September 15, 2016
The five world leaders in terms of absolute investment in research and development are the United States, China, Japan, Germany and South Korea, but the ranking changes in relation to investment in research and development as a percentage of gross domestic product. South Korea is the leader in that respect, dedicating 4.3 percent of its GDP to research and development, followed by Israel (4.1 percent), Japan (3.6 percent), Finland (3.2 percent) and Sweden (also 3.2 percent).
September 14, 2016
The number of indigenous students attending higher education paid for by a federal program in Canada has dropped by 18.3 percent since 1997, even as the First Nations and Inuit populations have grown, the CBC reported. The First Nations population has grown 29 percent since 1997.
September 12, 2016
U.S. Navy SEALS led an unsuccessful raid last month to attempt to free two abducted American University of Afghanistan faculty members being held by the Taliban, The New York Times reported.
September 12, 2016
Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, on Friday proposed requiring universities to establish a new primary or secondary school or sponsor an existing, “underperforming” school as a condition for charging higher fees.
September 9, 2016
More than 70 institutions are testing different measures of student learning amid new government effort to evaluate universities on teaching quality.
September 9, 2016
A notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register today will make it easier for students from Syria who have experienced severe economic hardship as a result of the civil unrest there to work while in the U.S.
September 8, 2016
Letters and statements expressing concern about the climate for academics in Turkey continue to accumulate after the announcement last week that 2,346 academics had been fired for alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt.

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

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