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February 6, 2018
A book on Chinese Communist Party influence on Australian politics and academia has found a publisher after two major publishers declined to publish or delayed publishing the book due to concerns about potential legal action from the Chinese government or its proxies, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
February 5, 2018
Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Islamic studies scholar and professor at the University of Oxford, has been charged with rape in France, The New York Times reported.
February 1, 2018
Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.
January 31, 2018
A Swiss university is starting degree programs in yodeling, the BBC reported. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will begin a three-year bachelor's degree and a two-year master's degree program in yodeling in the 2018-19 academic year. It will be the first Swiss university to offer a degree in yodeling, a traditional Swiss art. Students will study vocal techniques, musical theory, history and business.
January 30, 2018
Council of Graduate Schools finds 1 percent decline in new international students and 3 percent decline in international applications. The dips were concentrated in master's programs and at less research-intensive universities.
January 30, 2018
The University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, announced on Monday that it will “reconsider” its plans for a campus in Yantai, China, and that it will not move ahead with a proposal to offer Groningen degrees there.
January 25, 2018
A university in Berlin will paint over a poem that is inscribed on its facade after students complained it was sexist, The Local, an English-language news outlet in Germany, reported. Alice Salomon University has announced it will paint over the poem with selections from a new poetry prize winner every five years rather than keep the current poem by Eugen Gomringer.
January 24, 2018
A Chinese citizen accused of impersonating someone else to take the Graduate Record Exam has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to charges related to misusing a passport and visa fraud, Reuters reported. Xinyan Wang, who was a student at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Pennsylvania, was accused of using a fake Chinese passport and a visa in another person's name to sit for the GRE Oct. 20.
January 23, 2018
Academic freedom in Hong Kong has faced growing threats since the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” protests, in which students and faculty played a central role, a new report argues.
January 22, 2018
NSF report shows 2.2 percent drop in undergraduate and 5.5 percent drop in graduate international enrollment.


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