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September 19, 2013
Higher Education for Development (HED) faces a possible 80 percent reduction in its operating budget, which could force it to close out its grant programs prematurely. HED, which manages development-oriented partnerships between American universities and institutions abroad as a subcontractor of sorts for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was informed by the agency via an August 7 e-mail that its operating budget for the fiscal year starting October 1 will be just $1 million – a drop from $4.9 million this current year.
September 17, 2013
College officials raise concerns about the private international student health insurance market, where there are plans that exclude coverage for chemotherapy or only pay up to $3,000 for surgery.
September 17, 2013
Duke University’s controversial campus in Kunshan has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education, the university announced on Monday. Duke Kunshan University, a joint venture institution with Wuhan University, will accept its first students in 2014.
September 13, 2013
More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.
September 11, 2013
Birmingham Metropolitan College is being accused of discrimination against Muslim students for prohibiting students, employees and visitors from wearing garments that obscure the face, including the niqab, a veil worn by some Muslim women that covers the face save for the eyes, The Telegraph reported.
September 11, 2013
India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development announced on Tuesday that it is advancing a proposal to permit foreign universities to open campuses under the Companies Act. The ministry's proposal to allow foreign universities to register as companies appears to represent an attempt to bypass Parliamentary approval of the long-stalled foreign universities bill, which faces stiff political opposition. 
September 11, 2013
Students at two Caribbean medical schools operated by DeVry, a for-profit education company, are amassing federal student loan debt -- $310 million in the year ending June 2012 -- despite the fact that the institutions are not accredited by the agency that accredits medical schools in the U.S., according to an article in Bloomberg.
September 10, 2013
A report released today by Universities UK attempts to answer the question of where student fees are going, chronicling investments in financial aid, infrastructure, teaching, student services and career placement. The funding model for England’s universities has shifted drastically in recent years; public funding has fallen and been replaced by tuition fees, which were first introduced in 1997 and are now capped at £9,000 (about $14,150) for domestic students.
September 6, 2013
A new report from the British Council analyzes the landscape for cross-border education and identifies countries with the most and least favorable climates.

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