25 août 2019

‘I’m an international student in Australia. How do I tell my parents the pressure they put on me is too much?’

The ConversationHi, and thanks for your question. My answer to your question is quite long because there are a few ways you can approach this. More...

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Recent campus attacks show universities need to do more to protect international students

The ConversationAustralia prides itself on being a safe travel destination. And feeling safe is one of the leading considerations for international students when choosing to study here. More...

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23 août 2019

French-Iranian Academic Arrested in Iran

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An anthropologist at Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po University with dual French and Iranian nationality has been arrested and denied contact with French consular officials in Iran, France 24 reported, citing France’s foreign ministry. More...

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Collapse of U.S. Government Project at U of Ghana

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The collapse of a public-private expansion project at the University of Ghana backed by the U.S. government represented a setback for American efforts to counter China’s investment influence in Africa, The Wall Street Journal reported. More...

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Bombing at Kabul University Kills 8

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenA bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to the Associated Press, which cited police and health officials. More...

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To Be Test Optional or Not to Be, for International Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As more colleges make submission of SAT or ACT scores optional, the decision on whether to require scores from international applicants can raise a different set of issues. More...

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A Welcome Message, or a Warning?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A State Department official says Chinese students are welcome. She also speaks of Chinese propaganda and influence activities on U.S. campuses, and of academic espionage. More...

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Concerns About Monitoring of Chinese Students and Scholars

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Higher education associations and groups promoting free speech on campus released a statement today in response to reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has advised research universities to monitor students and scholars from Chinese state-affiliated research institutions. More...

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What Chinese Students in the U.S. Are Reading

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenThe New Yorker published a feature article about College Daily, an online, Chinese-language publication widely read by Chinese students in the U.S. College Daily, which has 30 staffers in Beijing and 15 in New York, publishes a mix of what The New Yorker describes as “Chinese news delivered with nationalistic overtones; tabloid tales of Chinese students living overseas (sex, drugs, murders and missing women appear frequently); and news from the U.S. and the celebrity world.” More...

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21 août 2019

Compulsory Dutch Looms for Foreign Students

HomeBy David Matthews for Times Higher Education. Universities in the Netherlands fear the government may force international students to do part of their degrees in Dutch, potentially decimating recruitment from outside the country. More...

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