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October 11, 2016
All six U.S.-based Nobel Prize winners so far this year hail from outside the U.S., with five of the six coming from the U.K.
October 11, 2016
A large private college chain in India is expanding into the U.S., having purchased a campus in New York and proposed to buy two more, the Associated Press reported. But Amity University’s proposal to buy a for-profit art college near Boston has run into opposition from Massachusetts’s attorney general, who is asking the state’s Board of Higher Education to block the sale.
October 10, 2016
American U of Afghanistan plans "radical" security changes when it resumes classes. Some question whether university did enough to protect students and professors in dangerous part of the world.
October 10, 2016
The London School of Economics and Political Science said some of its professors have been told they can’t advise the Foreign Office on Britain's departure from the European Union because they are not British, the BBC reported. The university said the leader of a project had been told that only holders of U.K. passports should participate in talks on national security and foreign trade.
October 10, 2016
Australian National University is trying to reduce its proportion of Chinese international students as part of a “diversification strategy” launched in 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
October 7, 2016
A university in Alberta, Canada, has suspended without pay a professor accused of denying the Holocaust following scrutiny of an anti-Semitic post made by a third party on his Facebook page, CBC reported. The University of Lethbridge has “reassigned” the classes of Anthony Hall, who says he is a victim of a smear campaign.
October 7, 2016
The Ghanaian government wants to remove a statue of Mohandas Gandhi from the University of Ghana campus in response to a petition drive from professors characterizing the Indian independence leader as racist, the Associated Press reported. The petition quotes from writings of Gandhi’s in which he refers to black South Africans as savages.
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.

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