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November 2, 2012
India has a new minister in charge of higher education. M M Pallam Raju assumed control of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development on Wednesday. The former minister Kapil Sibal -- who remains in control of the telecommunications ministry -- is well-known internationally as an advocate for opening India to foreign universities. A bill that would regulate foreign branch campuses has been stalled in India’s Parliament for more than two years.
November 2, 2012
Advocates of international education are ringing alarm bells about a €90 million shortfall in the Erasmus budget. Erasmus, a European Union program, provides grants for students to study or work outside their home countries in one of 33 participating nations (the 27 member states of the European Union, plus Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey).
October 30, 2012
A new report from World Education Services identifies four key emerging markets for international students: Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Vietnam and Turkey (listed in order of importance).  
October 30, 2012
The Institute of International Education released a report on Monday on the first year of the Brazil government’s Science Without Borders scholarship program. The 1,954 Brazilian undergraduate students who have come to the United States so far have studied at 238 host institutions. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) are enrolled in engineering or computer science courses.
October 26, 2012
Reported dysfunction at a New Hampshire-approved college outside Turin raises questions about the role of states in overseeing institutions abroad.  
October 23, 2012
Hellicy Ngambi, the first female vice chancellor at a public university in Zambia, embraces a framework for ethical leadership.
October 23, 2012
Six Italian scientists and a former government official were convicted of manslaughter on Monday for playing down the risk of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that killed 309 people in L’Aquila in 2009. The scientists were sentenced to six years in prison, and must also pay $10.2 million in court costs and damages, The New York Times reported. The scientists -- seismologists and geologists -- plan to appeal.
October 16, 2012
Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.
October 4, 2012
Inspired by the scale of the Science Without Borders program, universities seize opportunities to expand partnerships in Brazil.
September 26, 2012
Education and development organizations launch new push to fund overseas fellowships and scholarships for Syrian students and professors.


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