Global Education

peerTransfer First to Help Chinese International Students Pay in Renminbi

peerTransfer, a provider of innovative global payment solutions for the education industry, has become the first to offer Chinese students the ability to make international education payments in their native Chinese Renminbi.

UND Celebrates Its Doorway To Norway

Twenty years ago this month, UND President Tom Clifford met with Norwegian educator Steinar Opstad and agreed to help Opstad with his new American College of Norway. Since then hundreds of Norwegian students have studied at UND and hundreds of UND students have made the reverse trip.

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UW-River Falls Joins Dairy Partnership With Chinese University

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, home to one of the three largest undergraduate dairy science programs in the United States, has inked an agreement with China Agricultural University in Beijing for faculty and students to travel between the two universities for study and research.

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Quest For Admission To Harvard Ends In $2 Million Tangle

Students’ parents sue former Harvard professor who promised help — and charged for it

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Va. Tech Research Center To Open In 2013 In India

Virginia Tech is poised to open its largest research center outside the United States next year in Chennai, India.

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U.S. Universities on the World Stage

More than a business plan

While the role of international campuses of U.S. institutions of higher education has been much debated in recent years, their primary purpose and capacity for constructive, new developments is often overlooked. With much controversy over motives, money and visions of soft power, the critics rarely look at the realities that brought these overseas ventures to fruition in the first place—or the drive that keeps them operating and expanding.

Oreo Cookies, the Olympics, and Education

This year, the iconic black and white Oreo cookie celebrates its centennial. One hundred years since the chocolate wafer sandwich first went on sale in the U.S., this favorite treat is now beloved around the world with $2 billion in global sales. Second only to the U.S. in Oreo cookie consumption is the world’s most populous country of China. But if you’ve traveled to the Far East, you’ll find the cookie you dunk in Shanghai is nothing like one you savor in St. Louis. In fact, the first Oreos sold in China crumbled.

Pittsburgh, Ireland Universities Announce Cooperative Agreement

A consortium of 10 Pittsburgh area colleges and universities today announced a cooperation agreement with 13 schools in Ireland.

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On Foreign Soil

HR lessons on expanding abroad

In 2008, Sunil Khambaswadkar came on board as the assistant vice chancellor of HR at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University, which now supports 450 students and is growing strong. “It was a great opportunity for HR and me, personally, to be part of the campus right from the beginning, participating in the planning process, being able to determine what would be required from an HR perspective,” he says.