The Chronicle of Higher Education | Global http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:28:47 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
<![CDATA[Christian University in Canada Wages Lonely Battle for a Law School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147919/ http://chronicle.com/article/Christian-University-in-Canada/147919/ Opponents say Trinity Western University’s faith statement is at odds with the country’s legal stance on gay rights.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Strive to Make Sure Researchers Are Included in Global Efforts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147665/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Strive-to-Make/147665/ But an "unfortunate gap" between international and research offices often hinders the growth of scientific ties abroad.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Department Moves to Better Align Academic Exchanges With Policy Goals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147687/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Department-Moves-to/147687/ But critics say the changes could come at the expense of the Fulbright program.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[In Japan, Research Scandal Prompts Questions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147417/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Japan-Research-Scandal/147417/ The biologist Haruko Obokata was on her way to academic stardom. Her fall has led to soul searching about gender equity and scientific quality.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Palestinian University Faces Criticism After Resignation of Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147391/ http://chronicle.com/article/Palestinian-University-Faces/147391/ Al-Quds University said that did it not violate a faculty member’s academic freedom by not publicly backing his trip to Auschwitz.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:04:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Accreditors Are Urged to Help Safeguard Academic Freedom Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147379/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Are-Urged-to-Help/147379/ The exact role they can play is unclear, but Robert Quinn, of Scholars at Risk, says they should assist American colleges in navigating the tricky terrain of overseas partnerships.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Almost a Decade After Fleeing Belarus, a University in Exile Is at a Crossroads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147339/ http://chronicle.com/article/Almost-a-Decade-After-Fleeing/147339/ The European Humanities University was founded to help bring democracy to its homeland. But now some wonder if it’s time to refocus.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[World War I Conference in Sarajevo Triggers Ethnic Tensions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147195/ http://chronicle.com/article/World-War-I-Conference-in/147195/ "Some damned fool thing in the Balkans" would lead to a world war, Otto von Bismarck once predicted. A meeting proves that such pressures persist, even among scholars.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Iran Signals Support for Greater Freedom in Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146885/ http://chronicle.com/article/Iran-Signals-Support-for/146885/ The changes could lead to new ties with American universities, but observers say Iranian higher education still faces tough restrictions.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to U.S.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146807/ http://chronicle.com/article/Retention-Is-a-Growing-Issue/146807/ A survey finds they are dissatisfied with job support, financial aid, and other services.

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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Trends in East Asia Could Disrupt Flow of Students to U.S.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146661/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Trends-in-East-Asia/146661/ A decline in the number of South Korean students could signal a slowdown in the lucrative pipeline from China.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disabled Chinese Students Face Many Barriers to Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146459/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disabled-Chinese-Students-Face/146459/ China has made some efforts to accommodate those with disabilities, but advocates say it has a long way to go.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Germany's Clean-Energy Push Fuels Interdisciplinary Focus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Germanys-Clean-Energy-Push/146367/ The effort to make the country reliant on renewable energy has led to big changes at universities.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Professor and the Prisoner]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Professorthe-Prisoner/146183/ A scholar’s beliefs took her from Canada to Guantanamo and, she says, closer to the spirit of a liberal education.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[FBI Movie Warns Students Going Abroad of Being Drawn Into ‘Game of Pawns’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146219/ http://chronicle.com/article/FBI-Movie-Warns-Students-Going/146219/ The law-enforcement agency says more American study-abroad participants are being targeted by foreign intelligence services.

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:56:08 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