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March 5, 2013
The British Council has joined with Futurelearn, the United Kingdom’s homegrown MOOC (massive open online course) platform. Futurelearn now has 19 partners, including 17 U.K. universities, the British Library, and the British Council, which promotes British higher education internationally.
March 4, 2013
U.S. universities are recruiting increasing numbers of students from abroad, but many worry about the students' disconnection from campus life.
February 27, 2013
A new institute dedicated to Israel studies has opened in Washington. The Israel Institute, to be led by Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the president of Tel Aviv University, was established with funding from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.
February 26, 2013
A prominent Singaporean academic who has been critical of the country's ruling party was denied tenure for a second time. Cherian George, an associate professor of journalism at Nanyang Technological University, has written about the restrictions on the press imposed by the People's Action Party.
February 21, 2013
At gathering of senior international officers, participants discuss the dynamic state of the field. 
February 20, 2013
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.
February 18, 2013
An unaccredited California institution lacks approval by the state to operate, but is allowed to enroll international students -- some of whom say the education is seriously substandard.  
February 11, 2013
McMaster University, in Ontario, will close its Confucius Institute this summer due to concerns about its Chinese partner’s hiring practices, The Globe and Mail reported.
February 8, 2013
The growth of liberal arts colleges in the Netherlands has helped pave the way for broader changes in the country’s higher education sector.
February 5, 2013
York University, in Toronto, announced on Monday that it had received more than $4.5 million from the Canadian International Development Agency to lead the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project in Dadaab, Kenya. York is one of four universities -- along with Moi and Kenyatta Universities, in Kenya, and the University of British Columbia -- participating in the initiative, which aims to provide higher education to primary and secondary school teachers in the six refugee camps on the Kenya-Somalia border.

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