Russia Creates Plan To Recruit Foreign Researchers

The Russian government is pushing top universities to hire more overseas scientists as part of an effort to bolster the institutions' international standings. 


For Study-Abroad Offices, Sexual-Assault Cases May Be Unfamiliar Territory  

Officials ask about their legal obligations under Title IX and the Clery Act when students report such incidents overseas.

Report Shows Global Disparities in Where Researchers Work

A majority of the world's researchers -- 72 percent -- reside in China, the European Union, Japan, Russia, and the United States, says Unesco.  

Syrian Students Contend With Growing Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

As more political leaders argue for a ban on resettling refugees, students from Syria say they want to educate Americans about who they are.

Why Growth in International Enrollments Could Soon Be Slowing

Economic problems in China and changes in government scholarship programs may hinder the unprecedented increases in foreign students.


Overseas Students Pour Into Some American Campuses, but Other Colleges Haven’t Kept Up With the Growth

Not everyone’s benefiting from the international-enrollment boom, a Chronicle analysis shows.

Britain Wants Universities to Focus More on Students

Under a new government proposal, institutions would be pushed to improve teaching and access for disadvantaged students. 

Middle-East Governments Are Shutting the Door on Scholars

Gaining access to countries in the region has never been easy, but academics say they are facing growing repression.

British Academics Pledge to Boycott Israeli Universities

More than 340 professors have joined the protest and said it is aimed at Israeli institutions, not individual Israeli researchers. 


The Resilient Spirit of Syrian Students

The story of Syrian refugees is often bleak, but in a trip to Turkey the author finds himself surprised by their persistence and motivation.  


Reflections From a Revolution

A year after pro-democracy protests shook Hong Kong, students look back on a time of rebellion, hardship, and hope.


To Appeal to American Universities, Chinese Students Embrace the Art of Argument  

A debate league started by two Americans pushes students to reject rote learning and discuss touchy topics.

To Curb Unemployment, South Africa Focuses on Teaching Entrepreneurship

With more college graduates having trouble finding jobs, universities in the country are doubling down on entrepreneurship training.  

How NYU-Shanghai’s Leader Pushes Boundaries, Carefully  

Chinese authorities have lived up to their free-speech promises, says Jeffrey S. Lehman, the vice chancellor.


Navigating NYU's 'Island' in China  

How two students — one Chinese, one American — grapple with censorship, taboo topics, and a liberal education in a closed society.


Why a Global Education Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Abroad  

Domestic "study away" programs can expose students to diverse cultures closer to home.


Détente With Cuba Offers Florida Colleges Opportunities — and Hurdles  

With the warming of diplomatic relations, universities are eager to work in the island nation. But first they must overcome the state’s "intellectual embargo."

3 Ways a Thaw in U.S.-Iran Relations Could Affect American Colleges

The just-announced nuclear deal could fuel efforts toward an academic détente, but significant hurdles persist.

China Signals a Growing Unease With the Influence of American Universities  

A proposed law could punish colleges for activity — both in China and abroad — that "endangers state security or damages the national or public interest."


The Chinese Mother's American Dream  

This fall some 275,000 students from China will start classes on American campuses. More than half a million parents will be holding their breath.