The appointment of former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey to chair the board of a new American-backed private university in Vietnam has triggered debate due to his role in the killing of women and children as a commander of a Navy SEAL squad during the Vietnam War, The New York Times reported.
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June 1, 2016
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May 26, 2016
An open letter that calls for extending the contract of an expert on extremism and anti-Semitism at Germany’s University of Göttingen has received international attention.
May 24, 2016
Government undercover operation that led to indictments of 21 people sheds light on shadowy world of suspect colleges that abuse the student visa system and the agents who stand to profit.
May 19, 2016
An education company based in the Asian state seeks to buy the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
May 18, 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for the development of systems of philosophy and social sciences “with Chinese characteristics,” Xinhua, a state media outlet, reported. According to the report, the president, speaking at a symposium, “called for integrating Marxism, Chinese traditions and other schools in philosophy and the social sciences.” He also called for philosophers and social scientists to focus on issues relevant to contemporary China.
May 17, 2016
The Conservative government’s plan to revamp higher education in the United Kingdom was formally published in a new white paper on Monday. Among the proposals, the government has called for increasing competition and choice in the sector by making it easier for new higher education institutions to gain degree-awarding powers.
May 16, 2016
Thousands of Chinese parents joined demonstrations in the capital cities of Hubei and Jiangsu provinces on Saturday to protest changes in university admission policies that they say will make it more difficult for their children to gain spots in local universities, the South China Morning Post reported.
May 12, 2016
A Florida man accused of recruiting international students to the U.S. on false pretenses to further a prostitution business has been indicted on charges of sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking by fraud, wire fraud, importation of aliens for prostitution or immoral purposes, and use of a facility of interstate commerce to operate a prostitution enterprise.