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Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As Europe has lurched from one economic crisis to another in recent months, one thing has become clear: Any long-term solution will depend on the willingness of Germany, Europe's largest economy, to shoulder much of the financial burden the debt crisis has created. German taxpayers, known for their thrift, have balked at underwriting what many see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), Economic Climate, Role of Education
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In what university officials say represents a new approach to the internationalization of higher education, Columbia University is building a network of six to eight research institutes in capitals around the world. The Columbia Global Centers, as they are called, are designed for faculty members and students from various disciplines to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Research and Development Centers, Global Approach
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
To demonstrate their credentials as global institutions, universities on both sides of the Atlantic are creating an increasing number of international joint-degree and dual-degree programs. But American institutions trail their European counterparts in offering such degrees, and American students are less likely than European students to…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Study Abroad, Academic Degrees, Higher Education
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In Germany, tuition is low because state governments shoulder a much higher percentage of university budgets than in the United States. As a result, most German universities provide far fewer amenities and services, and require their professors to teach longer hours to larger numbers of students than their American counterparts. Because they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Educational Administration, Politics of Education
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that American visa procedures have prevented graduate students from taking advantage of the Iraqi government's program to study in the United States. Iraqi students seeking to come to American colleges on full scholarships from the Iraqi government face so many hurdles in obtaining a visa that few are able to enter the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, International Relations
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Although the United States remains the world's preferred destination for students looking to earn degrees abroad, it is ceding ground to its rivals in Western Europe. Britain has long been the United States' main competitor for international students, but Continental countries like the Netherlands, France, and Germany are increasingly popular…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language of Instruction
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Educators in Europe are complaining about mishandled changes in a key English-language test and are demanding that the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which runs the examination, delay plans to introduce its new online format in March 2006 in more than 100 countries. Critics of the planned change in the Test of English as a foreign Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Foreign Students, Educational Testing