Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students  

Even taking small steps, like posting lecture slides online, can help an instructor better connect with international students, say experts.


When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea  

Hearing American officials say the United States should emulate a near-universal college-attendance rate, some higher-ed experts in the East Asian nation scratch their heads.

German Universities Are Told to Be More Transparent About Industry Research Ties

Universities should do a better job of informing the public about financial links with companies, says a coalition of donors and businesses.

How the N.Y. Institute of Technology Says It Changed the Branch-Campus Model

With signifcant operations in seven countries outside the United States, the institute sees itself as one globally connected campus.

Universities Build a 'Connected Learning' Network for Refugees

A coalition of colleges and NGOs want to offer refugees better higher-education opportunities through a mix of online courses and peer learning. 


Muslim Ambassadors on an American Campus  

Whether they like it or not, many of the women in the United States on Saudi  study-abroad programs find themselves representing the Muslim world to curious, sometimes wary Americans.


Why Studying Abroad Is Safer Than You May Think  

A student is more likely to die on campus than overseas, a new report finds. But the perception that international study comes with risk is widespread.

U.S. Colleges Look to Recruit More Students From Africa

Representatives from more than two dozen colleges visited Africa this month on a tour sponsored by the U.S. government.

At Science Academies Worldwide, a Paucity of Women

Female scientists represented only 12 percent of the membership at 69 national academies around the world, says a new report.   

To Measure Teaching, Look to Health Care and Other Industries, Says British Think Tank

As Britain develops plans to evaluate university teaching, the Higher Education Policy Institute says lessons can be learned from other sectors. 

Why Wearing a Veil Divides Cairo University

The institution has added new restrictions to when female professors can wear a veil, raising objections from across its campuses.

Why University Leaders Want Britain to Stay in the European Union

Leaving the political bloc would hurt research and the ability to attract global talent, says a public letter from 103 vice chancellors.


Fulbright Seeks More Diverse Pool of Scholars and Students

State Department officials, study-abroad experts, and Fulbright alumni agree: The best way to diversify is through mentoring and word of mouth.

Britain Pushes Universities to Expand Access to Poor, White Men

The government wants to increase enrollment for minority and disabled students. But it also seeks a new focus on white men from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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. 


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.