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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
Tabarrok, Alex – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Over the past 25 years, the total number of students in college has increased by about 50 percent. But the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects has remained more or less constant. In 2009 the United States graduated 89,140 students in the visual and performing arts, more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Indicators, Education Work Relationship
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses the results of the latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education. The report states that thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States. Double-digit growth from China, primarily at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Gardner, Lee – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
With scholarships and other special programs, the Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) Texas campus hopes to make its Latino students into industry leaders. CIA is considered as the most august culinary school in the United States. CIA San Antonio dispatches chefs to study and document traditional cuisines throughout Latin America for its Center…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Food Processing Occupations
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The close connections between industry and academe, in which students simultaneously train and study, are gaining ground in the United States. Inspired by Germany's model, states are encouraging community colleges and manufacturers to work together on training programs. This offers a possible solution to a problem that continues to vex the United…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Community Colleges
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on a legal battle over oral-history records housed at Boston College that casts light on how little legal weight pledges of confidentiality to research subjects actually have. As a federal court weighs whether to let the federal government seize, and hand over to British authorities, the college's records of confidential…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Foreign Countries
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
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
In lawsuits pending in federal courts in Boston and Chicago, Americans harmed by terrorist attacks linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran are asserting claim to artifacts they believe belong to that nation, in their quest to win more than $4-billion in damages. The institutions that hold the artifacts, which include Harvard University and the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Terrorism, Universities, Federal Courts
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In early 1916, the legendary Yale University archaeologist Hiram Bingham III completed his third and final expedition in southern Peru. He shipped home 74 boxes of artifacts from Machu Picchu, a spectacular site in the Andes that is believed to have been the last major settlement of the Inca empire. Those boxes were supposed to be on temporary…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Foreign Countries, Archaeology, Ownership
McNeill, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Built on 1,500 acres of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea off Incheon, about 35 miles from South Korea's capital, New Songdo City is billed as the largest private real-estate development in history. It is Korea's answer to Shanghai and Dubai. Estimates put the cost of the Songdo project, which is barely five years old, at up to $60-billion. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Planning, International Educational Exchange
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
This article highlights the findings from two studies about faculty productivity in the United States that were discussed at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference in San Diego this month. The first paper, titled "International Faculty: Experiences of Academic Life and Productivity in U.S. Universities," found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Competition, Productivity
Lloyd, Marion – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The internationalization of higher education in the Americas is mostly talk with little action, concluded delegates at a joint congress in Mexico's second-largest city. More than 300 university administrators, professors, and education specialists from throughout the region and Europe met in Guadalajara last month to promote inter-American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Organizations (Groups)
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For the past two years, a steady stream of visitors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made the roughly 7,000-mile trek from Cambridge to Abu Dhabi to help build what aspires to be the first graduate-level research university devoted entirely to fostering renewable, clean, and sustainable sources of energy. Set to open this…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries
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
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
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