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November 1, 2016
The European University Association on Monday issued a statement stating its support for Turkish higher education following on what it described as “further infringements on university autonomy and academic freedom” reflected in new decrees holding that university rectors will no longer be elected by academics, but rather appointed by Turkey’s president from a group of three candidates proposed by the country’s Council of Higher Education. The association also noted with concern the news that another 1,267 academics have been dismissed from their positions.
October 31, 2016
Report from Scholars at Risk analyzes more than 150 instances of attacks on higher education, including campus attacks, targeted killings, prosecutions and violence against student protestors.
October 31, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program published new final policy guidance Friday on pathway programs, defined as programs that include a mix of remedial English language course work and credit-bearing classes for international students who are unable to meet English proficiency requirements for regular admission.
October 28, 2016
Members of the Universities Canada association voted Wednesday in favor of a new criterion for membership related to nondiscrimination.
October 27, 2016
The majority of American students who study in Canada, particularly those at the undergraduate level, do so primarily because of the relatively lower tuition fees of Canadian universities, according to a new report from Universities Canada based on eight focus groups of Americans studying over the northern border.
October 27, 2016
The scores of an unspecified “subset” of Egyptian students who sat for the October SAT have been canceled “based on evidence that a test preparation organization illegally obtained and shared the test content before the administration,” said the College Board, the nonprofit organization that owns the SAT.
October 25, 2016
At Generation Study Abroad summit, panelists discuss how to get a more diverse group of students abroad, including students enrolled at minority-serving institutions.
October 21, 2016
The founding president of a new network of nine research universities in Europe says the member institutions are united by “the conviction that there is no trade-off between research excellence by global standards, broad access for students and an inclusive academic environment and societal impact in research, teaching and outreach.”
October 18, 2016
About 180,000 students worldwide are enrolled in international branch campuses, according to highlights released from a forthcoming report by the Observatory on Borderless Education and the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) at the State University of New York at Albany. Steady growth in new campuses has continued: a total of 66 international branch campuses were founded from 2011 to 2015, compared to 67 between 2006 and 2010. There were about 250 total international branch campuses at the end of 2015.
October 17, 2016
A Reuters investigation details how a Chinese company accused by multiple ex-employees of application fraud "bought access" to U.S. admissions officers.


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