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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
American colleges have to be in India. After all, no other country in this century, save China, is likely to be as important geopolitically, financially, demographically, or culturally. Globally savvy students ought to study here. There are research opportunities for political scientists and public-health specialists, economists, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A number of Iraqi-American academics, meeting this month for a conference on how to rebuild Iraq's battered higher-education system, said the Iraqi government's plan to send thousands of students abroad annually would lead to a "brain drain" of a new generation of the nation's top talent. Prime Minister Nuri al-Malaki has proposed…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Technical Assistance
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Educational exchanges and fellowships are not new; the best known, the Fulbright Program, is more than 60 years old. But the Community College Summit Initiative Program, as this fledgling effort is known, reflects a growing recognition among American government officials that the United States must do a better job in its public-diplomacy outreach…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Community Colleges, International Relations, College Outcomes Assessment
McMurtrie, Beth; Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
What does it take to run an international-education office? A detailed understanding of obtuse federal regulations, the ability to recruit foreign students on a shoestring budget, and a talent for creating study-abroad programs that are both academically rigorous and highly popular. That was the message in dozens of sessions last week at the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Position Papers
Fischer, Karin; Lindow, Megan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
After decades of neglect, African universities have become the focus of intense interest by U.S. universities, foundations, and donor agencies convinced that without stronger higher education, the continent's development prospects will remain bleak. This attention is notably different from such efforts in the past in sub-Saharan Africa, which have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, African Studies, International Cooperation
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Virtually every college today feels the pressure to prepare its graduates for an increasingly international world, one in which an understanding of other cultures, economies, and political systems is critical for success. Traditionally, American higher education has relied on study-abroad programs to supply students with many of those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Cross Cultural Training, International Studies