Why the OECD Wants a Global Effort to Measure Student Learning

Without it, judgments about the quality of colleges will be based on "flawed" rankings, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's director for education and skills.

How a Little-Known Program for Foreign Students Became Embroiled in a Hot-Button National Debate  

A legal fight over workplace training has left thousands of students in limbo and could threaten the international appeal of American universities.

Cheating by International Students Rampant at British Universities, Says Newspaper

An investigation by The Times revealed that nearly 50,000 students, many of them from overseas, were caught cheating in the last three years. 

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The Spy Who Wasn't  

The case of a Chinese-American scholar falsely accused of espionage fuels concerns about racial profiling and a possible chill in international research collaboration.

Many Arab Students Go to the U.S., But Rarely Is the Reverse True

Arab interest in attending American colleges continues to grow, while few students from the United States study in the Middle East and North Africa.

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For International Students Enrolling in Graduate Schools, Master’s Programs Rule

More than three-quarters of new students pursue master’s or graduate certificates, but the interest varies greatly by country.

Britain Ranks Ahead of U.S. in International-Student Satisfaction, Says Survey

The report bolsters British efforts to do more to attract foreign undergraduates to its universities.

EU Looks to Attract More Top-Notch Researchers and Students From Abroad

The bloc wants to ease entrance and residency rules as part of a larger effort to make it more economically competitive globally.

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. 

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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.

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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.  

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Reflections From a Revolution

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

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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.