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12 things you should read if you’re interested in global higher education

From the most international universities in the world to how demographic change will shape 21st-century higher education

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Teach students to be nice to improve equality, suggests study

Improving students’ ‘spiritual and moral growth’ is only solution to growing social barriers in higher education, say scholars

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Celebrity speakers: putting money where their mouths are

In the US, the cost of paying for expensive commencement speeches is diverting funds from where they’re most needed, says Howard Segal

Science Without Borders faces ‘late payment’ claims

Figures quoted in Brazilian media suggest US universities may still be waiting for funds for taking students. Donna Bowater reports from Brazil

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Can history and geography survive the digital age?

University of Wisconsin-Madison academic says disciplines, despite initial stumbles, might be better suited than some think

US university places won by UK state pupils

The Sutton Trust has funded degree study at US institutions for 58 pupils from low-income backgrounds 

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Caribbean v-c’s democratic vision at home and abroad

Sir Hilary Beckles tells Ellie Bothwell about his plans for the University of the West Indies’ future

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Pope’s decree fuels debate in academy on fossil fuel divestment

Green encyclical ups pressure on Catholic universities to show moral leadership on climate change. Will more make an ethical shift?

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US men aren’t interested in ‘life-changing’ rhetoric of studying abroad

Report suggests that male social groups are ‘less fluid’ than women’s, who made up 63.5 per cent of American students overseas

US universities slow to respond to prospective international students

US and Canada ranked below four other regions for communicating effectively with prospective international students

World’s top 10 universities led by women

World University Rankings analysis reveals the best female-led institutions

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Threats to universities go unheard amid sound and the fury

A babel of voices are drowning out the many real threats to intellectual freedom, warns Alan Ryan

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Lazy rivers and climbing walls: coming to a university near you?

By Kellie Woodhouse, for Inside Higher Ed

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Berkeley thinks global – but stays local

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks explains the university’s branch campus strategy

Could texting and tweeting in lectures be good for learning?

New study suggests using phones in class could actually be beneficial, provided students stay on topic

US investigation unveils alleged testing fraud

By Elizabeth Redden and Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

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The decline of the Greek empire: US fraternities

The male student societies are under pressure like never before. Is it time to shut them down – or can they mend their ways?

New Texas Austin president negotiates lower salary

Move by Gregory Fenves reflects worries about ever increasing salary hikes for US university heads

A select few: student recruitment in the US

Alan Ryan muses on ironies and idiosyncrasies in higher education

Swastika row raises issues at George Washington

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

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