Chinese Donors Step Up Giving to American Universities

A Chinese billionaire's $115-million contribution to the California Institute of Technology tops a big year of giving by philanthropists in China.

Cuts in Spending for Research Worldwide May Threaten Innovation

A decline in government funding of science and technology research in some countries could pose a threat to innovation at a time when global challenges such as climate change and ageing populations demand solutions, according to a new OECD report.

A History Lesson on the Future of Foreign Enrollments

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.



International Students Wonder What a Trump Administration Will Mean for Them

The president-elect’s nativist rhetoric has left those students worried about a backlash.


Online Effort Seeks to Connect Refugee Students With Scholarships

The new Platform for Education in Emergencies Response is meant to act as a global clearinghouse for educational opportunities for displaced people. 


How 'Safe Spaces' Are Roiling British Higher Education

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. 


How Britain’s Brexit Could Benefit Universities Elsewhere

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.


A Trump Presidency Could Keep Some International Students Away

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.



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.