Global Education

Universities Rethinking Global Expansion

Over the last decade, universities spurred by dreams of global cachet - and, sometimes, by foreign governments eager to underwrite them - built or rented whole campuses and offered Western-style education abroad. But now some schools are running out of cash as they struggle to attract enough students and develop a viable business model.

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Western Michigan University Plans For Global Competition, Seeks Community Feedback

Matt Holden remembers voices speaking in at least five different languages and accents making up a dinner conversation in Mongolia last fall.

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Carnegie Mellon To Open Branch Campus In Rwanda

Carnegie Mellon University and Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced plans Friday to open a branch campus in his country, making it the first American university to do so in central Africa.

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University of Michigan's Coleman Donates Pay Hike To Student Travel Aid

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman on Thursday decided to forgo a $15,000 salary increase and donate it to fund global student travel.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville Receives $1 Million Gift To Create Eminent Scholar In Global Studies

The University of Alabama in Huntsville announced today it had received a $1 million gift to create an eminent scholar chair to the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts.

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China Beckons For Five Miami-Date College Students

Five students won scholarships to study abroad in China as part of a special program at MDC that promotes the language and culture of the fast-growing nation.

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Net Revenue and Financial Aid Implications of Going Global

Considerations beyond curriculum for international experiences at home and away

Increasingly, college and university leaders are recognizing that no undergraduate education is complete without exposure to cultures outside the United States. Therefore, many institutions are striving to create a more global experience for their students, through enrolling more international students, encouraging students to study or work abroad, setting up satellite campuses in other countries, or some combination of all three.

What's Needed in Critiques of Higher Education

Criticism without context and a call for recognition of good practices

Recent popular books and articles on the state of higher education today might lead a reader to conclude that no students are prepared for college-level work, nor are they learning or studying as much as they should, especially in their first two years in college. In the March 24 New York Review of Books, Peter Brooks, the distinguished scholar of comparative literature who spent many years at Yale and is now at Princeton, reviews several of the recently published critiques of American higher education.

Behind the News

The tornadoes that ripped across the South in April devastated everything in their paths. Some institutions had to close their doors before semester’s end.