The Chronicle of Higher Education | Global http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:02:58 EDT <![CDATA[Academics Around the World Face Violence and Imprisonment, Data Show]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231067/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academics-Around-the-World/231067/ A new report documents almost 250 recent attacks and threats against scholars globally, and the United States is not immune to the problem.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[How Teaching in English Divides the Arab World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230705/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Teaching-in-English/230705/ Learning the language helps students get access to global jobs, but critics say it threatens the region’s culture.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Global Education Opens Doors but Leaves Many Shut Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230511/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Global-Education-Opens-Doors/230511/ International experiences are seen as crucial for today’s graduates. But wealthy, white students are getting most of those opportunities.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 04:55:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Chinese Students in U.S. Seek to Expose Tiananmen Square Crackdown to Peers Back Home]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230441/ http://chronicle.com/article/Chinese-Students-in-US-Seek/230441/ A Chinese newspaper criticized the overseas students for sharing details of the 1989 massacre in an open letter.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 04:55:20 EDT
<![CDATA[A Tech School With No Degrees, No Tuition, and Soaring Popularity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230035/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Tech-School-With-No-Degrees/230035/ The French nonprofit isn’t accredited and focuses only on computer science. But it had 70,000 applicants last year.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Targets M.B.A. Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229677/ http://chronicle.com/article/Chinese-Anti-Corruption/229677/ A ban on government officials attending executive M.B.A. courses shows how unexpectedly policies that affect foreign universities can shift in China.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Law in Britain Pushes Universities to Help Stanch the Flow of Islamic Fighters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228859/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Law-in-Britain-Pushes/228859/ Many educators object to a new law that requires them to prevent the radicalization of students. But one scholar argues they’ve long ignored the problem.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Japanese Scientists Fight U.S.-Style Ties Between Universities and Military]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228663/ http://chronicle.com/article/Japanese-Scientists-Fight/228663/ To counter regional rivals, Japan’s government wants its universities to abandon their pacifist charters and be more like their American counterparts.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[U.A.E. Incident Raises Questions for Colleges That Open Campuses in Restrictive Countries]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228565/ http://chronicle.com/article/UAE-Incident-Raises/228565/ An NYU professor barred from the emirates says his case shows how illusory academic freedom overseas can be.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:56:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in Exchanges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189977/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fulbright-Program-Seeks-to-Get/189977/ While usually seen as an opportunity for researchers at universities, Fulbright is helping two-year institutions become more international.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 04:58:00 EST
<![CDATA[Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151607/ http://chronicle.com/article/Top-Producers-of-US/151607/ Here are the institutions that are home to the most winners this year.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foreign Students Aren't Edging Out Locals (Usually)]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151547/ http://chronicle.com/article/Foreign-Students-Arent-Edging/151547/ There's a public perception that students from abroad are crowding out in-state undergraduates. A Chronicle analysis found little evidence to support that view.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Qatar Inspires a Writing Instructor Despite Censorship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151365/ http://chronicle.com/article/Qatar-Inspires-a-Writing/151365/ Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, an American academic, has helped foster a literary community in the Persian Gulf nation. She was surprised when it banned her latest novel.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Berkeley-Plans-to-Build-a/151343/ Instead of building overseas outposts, the university will ask foreign institutions to sign on to its vision for a global hub right down the road.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:57:00 EST
<![CDATA[To Evaluate Obama’s Free-College Proposal, Look for Lessons Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151165/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Evaluate-Obama-s/151165/ Countries that don’t charge tuition show there are benefits and pitfalls to such policies.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:55:19 EST
<![CDATA[German Philosophers Ponder Unexpected Proposition: Popularity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151103/ http://chronicle.com/article/German-Philosophers-Ponder/151103/ A spate of publications and TV shows has put the spotlight on university philosophers, some of whom wonder if all that attention is good for the discipline.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In China, Duke U. Navigates a Foreign Landscape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151021/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-China-Duke-U-Navigates-a/151021/ The college’s campus outside Shanghai has finally opened after several delays and near-constant negotiation with Chinese partners.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[UMass-Lowell Deal in Kuwait, Like Other Overseas Campuses, Banks on Partner]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150873/ http://chronicle.com/article/UMass-Lowell-Deal-in-Kuwait/150873/ The defense contractor Raytheon will provide $50-million to help cover operating costs over the first seven years.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:55:46 EST
<![CDATA[House Panel Plans to Scrutinize U.S. Universities' Ties With China]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150319/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Panel-Plans-to/150319/ By signing deals with China and building facilities there, are universities "accepting restrictions" on their core values? A member of Congress has questions.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:58:04 EST
<![CDATA[International-Student Numbers Continue Record-Breaking Growth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150049/ http://chronicle.com/article/International-Student-Numbers/150049/ But changes in the demographics of Chinese students, among other developments, may affect how American colleges recruit abroad.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[3 Academics Forced to Seek Safety in the United States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149769/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Academics-Forced-to-Seek/149769/ The stories of three scholars show the growing threats to dissident intellectuals.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Scholars in Danger Join World's Refugees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149777/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-in-Danger-Join/149777/ Not since World War II have so many academics fled persecution.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Drive to Make Study Abroad Safer Could Stifle Colleges’ Overseas Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Drive-to-Make-Study-Abroad/149757/ New state and federal legislation, as well as a big payout in a liability lawsuit, raises concerns about whether students will be told to avoid destinations deemed risky.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:35 EDT
<![CDATA[After Wellesley's Debate, a Push for Scrutiny of Overseas Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149027/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Wellesleys-Debate-a/149027/ After a controversy last year, Wellesley College took a harder look at its global agreements. A pair of scholars want more colleges to do the same.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Missionary for the Liberal Arts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148519/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Missionary-for-the-Liberal/148519/ Bard College has become an unlikely champion of liberal education in countries known for their volatility and political upheaval.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saving the Middle East's Past With Twitter and Other Online Tools]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148373/ http://chronicle.com/article/Saving-the-Middle-Easts-Past/148373/ Archaeologists are using Facebook and YouTube, too, to document the destruction, with help from activists on the ground.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT