The Russian government is pushing top universities to hire more overseas scientists as part of an effort to bolster the institutions' international standings.
A majority of the world's researchers -- 72 percent -- reside in China, the European Union, Japan, Russia, and the United States, says Unesco.
With more college graduates having trouble finding jobs, universities in the country are doubling down on entrepreneurship training.
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."
A proposed law could punish colleges for activity — both in China and abroad — that "endangers state security or damages the national or public interest."