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August 23, 2016
An article by an investigative journalist reports that Mexico’s president plagiarized nearly a third of his law school thesis, The New York Times reported. The article by the investigative journalist, Carmen Aristegui, cites a report by academics who reviewed Enrique Peña Nieto’s approximately 200-page thesis and found that he appropriated the work of at least 10 authors without attribution.
August 22, 2016
Germany’s interior minister on Friday proposed banning full face veils worn by some Muslim women, The New York Times reported. The ban would apply to universities and schools, when driving, in court, or at passport control checkpoints.
August 18, 2016
An Azerbaijani university fired 50 Turkish faculty for alleged links to the cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom the Turkish government blames for a July 15 coup attempt, Radio Free Europe reported (Gülen has denied involvement).
August 17, 2016
Ontario college cites financial reasons in withdrawing from its male-only campus in Saudi Arabia, but others, citing human rights grounds, question the original decision to be there.
August 16, 2016
Turkey’s Council of Higher Education announced Friday that a total of 5,342 university employees have been suspended since the July 15 coup attempt, according to reports in the Daily Sabah and The Hurriyet Daily News.
August 16, 2016
Republican candidate proposes a system for admittance to U.S. that critics say violates American and academic principles.
August 15, 2016
Kidnapping of two faculty members at the American University of Afghanistan renews attention on the risks confronting universities in conflict zones.
August 12, 2016
Texas Tech University announced plans Thursday to open a branch campus in San José, Costa Rica, in partnership with the Promerica Group, a conglomerate of financial companies located in Central and South America. The campus is scheduled to open in spring 2018 upon approval by the university’s accreditor. Initial degree offerings will include B.S.
July 29, 2016
A crackdown on Turkey’s higher education sector after a failed coup has far-reaching effects for fraying academic collaboration and exchange.
July 26, 2016
Author asks why some countries are better than others at science and technology.


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