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November 7, 2017
The U.S. and Turkish governments announced on Monday that they would resume offering limited visa services to each others' citizens in Turkey and the U.S., respectively. The U.S.
November 6, 2017
The faculty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute have voted to suspend the institute’s relationship with the university’s campus in Abu Dhabi due to their “dismay” over the denial of visas to two NYU professors who planned to teach there, according to a letter signed by 17 faculty that one of the signatories posted on social media.
November 6, 2017
A professor was found guilty in a South Korean court of defamation for her writings challenging conventional wisdom on the euphemistically termed “comfort women,” women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during World War II, the BBC reported.  Park Yu-Ha, a professor at Sejoing University and the author of the 2013 book, The Comfort Women of the Empire, has suggested that not all comfort women were coerced and that some developed emotional connections with Japanese soldiers, according to the
November 3, 2017
The Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom has called on New York University to bar the participation of a Turkish scientific agency it says has been directly involved in violations of academic freedom in an event being held on its campus this weekend or otherwise withdraw sponsorship of the event. NYU says it takes MESA’s letter seriously but “given the short timeframe” will proceed in hosting the event in which the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, or TÜBİTAK, is scheduled to participate as an exhibitor.
November 3, 2017
A British university is unhappy with the portrayal of its China campus on a popular Chinese sitcom, reported Sixth Tone, an English-language website that’s part of a state-funded media group. An episode of the sitcom, whose name roughly translates as Road Turns White Since Tonight, features a character who disparages the academic standards of the University of Nottingham.
November 2, 2017
New book by a former professor looks at the tensions and struggles behind what author describes as Georgetown’s “bold, important and interesting” experiment to bring American liberal education to Qatar.
November 2, 2017
The publisher Springer Nature has blocked access to more than 1,000 journal articles in China to comply with government censors, the Financial Times reported. The newspaper found that more than 1,000 articles had removed from the websites of two Springer journals, the Journal of Chinese Political Science and International Politics. All the blocked articles referred to sensitive subjects in China, including “Taiwan,” “Tibet” and the “Cultural Revolution.”
November 1, 2017
At least 20 Chinese universities have established research institutes focused on the ideology of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, the South China Morning Post reported. The centers will focus on “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.”   
October 31, 2017
France pledged to spend €1 billion (about $1.16 billion) on universities to increase the number of spots in popular programs, build more student housing, and try to reduce drop-out rates, Reuters and The Local France reported.
October 30, 2017
At the University of Central Missouri, the number of students from India went from 152 five years ago to 2,429 in 2015 -- and 631 today.


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