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February 12, 2015
Middle East studies scholars are protesting the decision of the Bahraini government to revoke the citizenship of 72 individuals, including that of Masaud Jahromi, a professor of telecommunications engineering at Ahlia University. A letter from the Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom describes the decision to revoke the Bahrain-born Jahromi’s citizenship as “arbitrary and thus a violation of customary international law.”
February 10, 2015
The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel picked up additional momentum this weekend when the University of California Student Association approved a resolution calling on the UC regents to divest from corporations complicit in violations of Palestinians’ human rights.
February 6, 2015
European university leaders are worried about the potential higher education-related impacts of two trade agreements involving the U.S. that are under negotiation.
February 6, 2015
Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education is recommending that a new law requiring the state’s institutions to report illnesses and deaths on study abroad programs be expanded to include disclosure of instances of sexual assault and other crimes, the Star Tribune reported.
February 5, 2015
A new campaign seeks to get 1,000 K-12 teachers to take a pledge to encourage their students to study abroad. The effort is part of the Institute of International Education’s broader Generation Study Abroad initiative, which aims to double study abroad participation numbers.
February 2, 2015
Flogging and jailing of liberal blogger in Saudi Arabia renews debate on whether Western universities and scholars should be helping to build higher education in the country.
January 22, 2015
Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.
January 21, 2015
With the growth of Chinese students on U.S. campuses, the impact of geopolitical tensions on interpersonal relations can't be ignored, a new study suggests.
January 8, 2015
An analysis of where Canada’s Ph.D.-holders are employed finds that just 18.6 percent are employed as full-time university professors. The analysis from the Conference Board of Canada finds that nearly 40 percent of Ph.D.s are employed in higher education in some capacity, but many are in temporary or transitional positions.
January 7, 2015
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled 37 undergraduates from China in 2000. Now it has close to 3,000. What are the implications of such a shift?