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A blog from the Center for International Higher Education

July 30, 2017 - 7:22am
In an address to the Congress of Party Leaders last year, President Xi Jiping said “Higher education must adhere to the correct political orientation” and that universities should be transformed into “strongholds that adhere to party leadership.”
July 23, 2017 - 4:21pm
We are insufficiently motivated to pause and engage in slower, more rational thinking. Instead we seek immediate gratification, cognitive ease and simple explanations.
July 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
Armenia is a country whose main resource is a highly intelligent human capital. Yet many of the students who go abroad do not return.
July 9, 2017 - 11:48am
The impending decline in international enthusiasm for the U.S. as a destination for study and research is not only a result of the change in the political winds, but also the failure of universities to take a more active role in the public arena. 
June 25, 2017 - 5:07pm
The reasons why the world, especially Africa, would be well served to ignore the rankings are numerous. 
June 22, 2017 - 8:45pm
While the number of students admitted into higher education in China reached 6.85 million by 2012, only 8,363 people with disabilities were admitted that year. 
June 13, 2017 - 5:28pm
There is something cynical about a proposal that claims to make higher education more equitable for all by reducing funding.
May 30, 2017 - 4:36pm
The widespread faculty misconduct, corruption and degree fraud make Ukraine’s doctoral degrees -- similar to its national currency -- steadily depreciate.
May 17, 2017 - 7:22pm
Over the two decades 1986-2006, student enrollment  increased by about four- to eight-fold at a limited number of universities resulting in "institutional massification," not national or regional massification, 
May 9, 2017 - 4:28pm
What the commentary on the Purdue-Kaplan venture published to date overlooks is the importance of President Daniel’s biography. 

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