The Chronicle of Higher Education | Global http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:58:19 EDT <![CDATA[At Black Colleges, Internationalization Raises Special Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146079/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Black-Colleges/146079/ Even as they try to send more students abroad and internationalize their campuses, some leaders wonder if such efforts may divert them from their core missions.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Encourage Tolerance, a Palestinian Professor Once Trained as a Guerrilla Teaches the Holocaust]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145877/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Encourage-Tolerance-a/145877/ Despite his militant background, Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi is fighting to increase understanding between Palestinians and Israelis.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[At Site of Revolution, International Leaders Ponder Higher Ed’s Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145859/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Site-of-Revolution/145859/ Shrinking budgets, growing demands, and technological disruption were among the issues discussed at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, in Paris.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A New Generation of Arab Innovation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145755/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Generation-of-Arab/145755/ After centuries of lying fallow, scientific research is once again a priority in the Middle East, and a handful of academic pioneers are breaking down barriers.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hinduism Experts Fear Lasting Effects of Controversy Over Scholar’s Book]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145687/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hinduism-Experts-Fear-Lasting/145687/ The University of Chicago’s Wendy Doniger says younger scholars who lack the "armor of tenure" may censor themselves or choose less contentious topics.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:56:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Drop in International Students Worries English Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145667/ http://chronicle.com/article/Drop-in-International-Students/145667/ Experts say they can’t pinpoint a cause for the decline, but the timing suggests that tougher immigration policies may be making England seem less friendly to foreign students.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:58:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Debate Divides Academics in Scotland]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145513/ http://chronicle.com/article/Independence-Debate-Divides/145513/ If Scotland leaves the United Kingdom, its policies on research and tuition could be challenged.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Asian University Leaders Consider Ways to Develop Well-Rounded Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145411/ http://chronicle.com/article/Asian-University-Leaders/145411/ Homegrown MOOCs, the tyranny of rankings, and a boom in Chinese students were also hot topics at a meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[India’s Effort to Revive Its First University Creates a Local Uproar]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145339/ http://chronicle.com/article/India-s-Effort-to-Revive-Its/145339/ A plan to create a high-level graduate institution has attracted prominent supporters, like the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, but plenty of criticism at home.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Researchers at Fukushima Feel Stymied by Authorities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145025/ http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-at-Fukushima-Feel/145025/ Efforts to investigate the environmental impact have been thwarted, with some professors saying the Japanese government won’t back them.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Release of Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ Reignites Debate Over Nazi Ideology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Release-of-Heidegger-s/144897/ New material from the late German philosopher reportedly shows clear connections between his thinking and anti-Semitism, but some scholars disagree.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shift to Applied Research Triggers Protests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shift-to-Applied-Research/144659/ In Canada, scholars ask what will be sacrificed to improve links between universities and business.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘University Watch’ Scrutinizes Corporate Influence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144643/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Watch-/144643/ In Germany, as more institutions seek industry partnerships, a new venture asks: On what terms?

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:03:00 EST
<![CDATA[Researchers Resist Pressure to Show Impact of Their Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Resist-Pressure-to/144533/ In Britain, applicants for government support, required to demonstrate 
the benefits of their work, say the measures are too narrowly defined.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Britain Experiments With GPA, but Critics Say It Won’t Be a Cure-All]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Britain-Experiments-With-GPA/144179/ Britain's grading system is broken, say some academic leaders. Twenty-one universities are now trying the American approach.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Closure of Canadian Government Libraries May Hurt Research, Academics Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/144115/ http://chronicle.com/article/Closure-of-Canadian-Government/144115/ The consolidation of seven libraries operated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was done without properly consulting academe, critics charge.

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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Academics Protest Bavaria's About-Face on Publishing 'Mein Kampf']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143995/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academics-Protest-Bavarias/143995/ After complaints from Holocaust survivors, the German state has decided to pull funds for an effort to produce an annotated version of Hitler's screed.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Palestinian Scholars Generally Approve Academic Boycott of Israel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143879/ http://chronicle.com/article/Palestinian-Scholars-Generally/143879/ While most support American efforts to penalize Israeli universities, some question their practical value or oppose them outright.

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Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Should the Audience Be Seated by Gender?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143811/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-the-Audience-Be-Seated/143811/ Controversial guidance from Universities UK has triggered a new round of debate in Britain on balancing freedom of speech with religious sensitivities.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Email Suggests Embattled Chinese Scholar Was Fired for Political Views]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Email-Suggests-Embattled/143839/ Peking University says it dismissed Xia Yeliang for academic reasons, but a message from a Communist Party official shows the professor was under scrutiny for his activism.

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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Despite High-Profile Pardon, Russia Continues Scrutiny of Outspoken Academics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143793/ http://chronicle.com/article/Despite-High-Profile-Pardon/143793/ Russia granted amnesty to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, but an investigation connected to the former oil baron continues to roil academe.

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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Egypt, Clashes Between Students and Police Roil Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143665/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Egypt-Clashes-Between/143665/ A crackdown on antigovernment demonstrators has turned top universities in Cairo into battlefields.

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Plague of Unpaid Tuition Afflicts Colleges in South Africa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143611/ http://chronicle.com/article/Plague-of-Unpaid-Tuition/143611/ The delinquencies have forced at least one college to sell its campus and close its undergraduate program.

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[84-Year-Old Philosopher Rallies Opposition to Hungary's Hard-Line Government]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143491/ http://chronicle.com/article/84-Year-Old-Philosopher/143491/ Agnes Heller fled Hungary after facing persecution by Nazis and then Communists. Now she's back home, and again in a political fight.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[One Academic's Efforts Aid Arab Students Across Israel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143233/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Academics-Efforts-Aid/143233/ Yosef Jabareen has helped an elite Israeli institute enroll more Arab students. Now a $170-million government program wants to duplicate his success.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Qatar Welcomes American Universities on Its Own Terms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Qatar-Welcomes-American/143087/ The emirate says American know-how can help it modernize, but others say the branch campuses there are just for show.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:01:00 EST