Why a Global Education Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Abroad  

Domestic "study away" programs can expose students to diverse cultures closer to home.


Détente With Cuba Offers Florida Colleges Opportunities — and Hurdles  

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."

3 Ways a Thaw in U.S.-Iran Relations Could Affect American Colleges

The just-announced nuclear deal could fuel efforts toward an academic détente, but significant hurdles persist.


The Chinese Mother's American Dream  

This fall some 275,000 students from China will start classes on American campuses. More than half a million parents will be holding their breath.

Academics Around the World Face Violence and Imprisonment, Data Show

A new report documents almost 250 recent attacks and threats against scholars globally, and the United States is not immune to the problem.


How Teaching in English Divides the Arab World  

Learning the language helps students get access to global jobs, but critics say it threatens the region’s culture.


A Global Education Opens Doors but Leaves Many Shut Out

International experiences are seen as crucial for today’s graduates. But wealthy, white students are getting most of those opportunities.


Chinese Students in U.S. Seek to Expose Tiananmen Square Crackdown to Peers Back Home

A Chinese newspaper criticized the overseas students for sharing details of the 1989 massacre in an open letter.

Want to Value Your Chinese Students? Say Their Names Right  

Conference-goers flocked to a panel on pronouncing Chinese names. Just trying, they were told, goes a long way toward helping make students feel respected and welcome.


Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Targets M.B.A. Programs  

A ban on government officials attending executive M.B.A. courses shows how unexpectedly policies that affect foreign universities can shift in China.


New Law in Britain Pushes Universities to Help Stanch the Flow of Islamic Fighters  

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.


Japanese Scientists Fight U.S.-Style Ties Between Universities and Military  

To counter regional rivals, Japan’s government wants its universities to abandon their pacifist charters and be more like their American counterparts.


U.A.E. Incident Raises Questions for Colleges That Open Campuses in Restrictive Countries

An NYU professor barred from the emirates says his case shows how illusory academic freedom overseas can be.


Scholars Re-Examine Arab World’s ‘Facebook Revolutions’  

Bloggers who help spur the protests of the Arab Spring were sidelined by Islamist parties and military regimes. How are social media being used today?


Foreign Students Aren't Edging Out Locals (Usually)  

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.


To Evaluate Obama’s Free-College Proposal, Look for Lessons Abroad  

Countries that don’t charge tuition show there are benefits and pitfalls to such policies.

Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home

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.


German Philosophers Ponder Unexpected Proposition: Popularity  

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.


In China, Duke U. Navigates a Foreign Landscape  

The college’s campus outside Shanghai has finally opened after several delays and near-constant negotiation with Chinese partners.

House Panel Plans to Scrutinize U.S. Universities' Ties With China

By signing deals with China and building facilities there, are universities "accepting restrictions" on their core values? A member of Congress has questions.