American colleges enroll more foreign students than ever before, says the latest Open Doors report. But the plunge in Iranian students after 1979 offers a lesson on the need for geographic diversity.
The new Platform for Education in Emergencies Response is meant to act as a global clearinghouse for educational opportunities for displaced people.
As in the United States, the campus idea has become something of a political football in Britain, where even the prime minister has weighed in.
Canada, Germany, the United States, and Australia are poised to make brain gains, as a third of students surveyed say they are having second thoughts about studying in the United Kingdom.
In a survey of prospective students in 118 countries, 60 percent said they’d be less likely to seek an American degree if the presumptive Republican nominee won election. Only about 5 percent said the same of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Even taking small steps, like posting lecture slides online, can help an instructor better connect with international students, say experts.
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.
Universities should do a better job of informing the public about financial links with companies, says a coalition of donors and businesses.
With signifcant operations in seven countries outside the United States, the institute sees itself as one globally connected campus.
A coalition of colleges and NGOs want to offer refugees better higher-education opportunities through a mix of online courses and peer learning.
As Britain develops plans to evaluate university teaching, the Higher Education Policy Institute says lessons can be learned from other sectors.
Leaving the political bloc would hurt research and the ability to attract global talent, says a public letter from 103 vice chancellors.
State Department officials, study-abroad experts, and Fulbright alumni agree: The best way to diversify is through mentoring and word of mouth.
The government wants to increase enrollment for minority and disabled students. But it also seeks a new focus on white men from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
A legal fight over workplace training has left thousands of students in limbo and could threaten the international appeal of American universities.