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June 10, 2015
Senator's letter provides insight into possible changes to expand postgraduation work program for international students
A senator's letter provides insight into possible changes planned for the optional practical training program that allows international students to work in the U.S. postgraduation.
June 9, 2015
A new special report in the Index on Censorship examines threats to academic freedom around the world. The report includes case studies from Belarus, China, India, Ireland, Mexico, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as an account of girls standing up for education in Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.
June 8, 2015
Stuttgart Media University, in Germany, has scuttled plans to establish a Confucius Institute due to stated concerns over finances, the Stuttgarter-Zeitung reported (in German). The university had signed a contract to found a Confucius Institute with Hanban, the Chinese government entity that oversees and funds the overseas institutes for Chinese language and culture study, in August of 2014.
June 5, 2015
The American Council on Education and Universities Canada have reiterated their longstanding opposition to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s AHELO (Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes) project, an effort to measure teaching quality globally that is often described as a higher education equivalent of the K-12 level Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
June 5, 2015
Colorado State University will be the new academic sponsor for the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea study abroad program starting in June 2016. The institute’s current academic sponsorship agreement with the University of Virginia is due to expire then.
June 4, 2015
The board of Universities U.K. issued a statement on Wednesday rejecting academic boycotts on the grounds that “they are inimical to academic freedom, including the freedom of academics to collaborate with other academics.”
June 3, 2015
Middle East studies scholars are protesting a provisional death sentence handed down by an Egyptian court to a visiting professor of political science at Georgetown University. Emad al-Din Shahin, who holds a professorial appointment at the American University in Cairo, was convicted in absentia for espionage-related charges May 16 along with more than 100 others, including ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
June 1, 2015
Results from a survey of community members' perceptions of international students in a rural Midwestern town suggest there's plenty of room for improvement.
May 28, 2015
At international education meeting, speakers discuss ways to attract nonwhite and low-income students.
May 27, 2015
A new report on youth employability from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that 39 million 16- to 29-year-olds across the OECD countries were not employed and not in education or training in 2013 -- an increase of 5 million since before the economic crisis in 2008.