Posts from WorldWise
China and other nations are asserting more control over outposts operated by foreign universities, say Kevin Kinser and Jason Lane.
Despite obstacles and potential pitfalls, developing a global voice for higher education should be a priority, say two leaders of the International Association of Universities.
The country is having success with college-admissions programs that take into account both the race and socioeconomic status of students. Should the United States follow suit? asks Marion Lloyd.
Despite the deaths of two employees in an attack, the university will continue its mission to make Afghanistan a better place, says C. Michael Smith, its president.
As budget pressures mount, the country’s higher-education system is likely to face increasing fragmentation and possible mergers and takeovers, says Nigel Thrift.
Continued growth in foreign branch campuses and new interest in Africa are among the predictions by Kevin Kinser and Jason Lane.
After decades of cutting its public spending on universities, Chile is reversing course, and becoming more like the rest of Latin America, says Marion Lloyd.
Online courses are taught primarily by instructors from Western countries, raising questions about whether they ignore other teaching traditions and approaches to learning, says Philip G. Altbach.
As universities internationalize, a new organization is needed to help them have a bigger voice on the world stage, says Nigel Thrift.
With new study-abroad and affirmative-action programs, Brazil is revamping its education system, says Marion Lloyd. She recently sat down with its higher-education secretary to discuss the efforts.