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US universities slow to respond to prospective international students

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

A street scene during the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong

I felt quasi-parental responsibility for students during Occupy, says v-c

The University of Hong Kong’s Peter Mathieson tells John Morgan about the Occupy protests, political pressure and being an outsider

Manuscripts by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Illuminating manuscripts for the digital age

A team at the Uppsala University Library is working to crack the code for digitising handwritten text

Surfer at Halloween surf contest, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California

Berkeley thinks global – but stays local

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks explains the university’s branch campus strategy

Men working on laptops, Obalende District, Lagos, 2010

Africa’s self-starters need fresh pedagogical approach

Sub-Saharan universities must adapt to the shifting career aims of their future graduates, study suggests

Scientist holding a petri dish

Denmark moots fair trade-off on gender

Sector fine-tunes policies aimed at addressing under-representation of female academics. Jon Marcus reports from Copenhagen

US investigation unveils alleged testing fraud

By Elizabeth Redden and Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform

Bumps are expected in decade-long shift away from market-based system

Lebanese academy aims to close gulf with ‘culture of innovation’

Institutions seek new ways to halt exodus of country’s scholars

New Texas Austin president negotiates lower salary

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

France’s unemployed are prescribed a Mooc

François Hollande gives jobseekers premium access to courses on OpenClassrooms platform

Europe needs tenure track to keep young talent, says EPFL head

Continental system is critical to stop drain to US, Patrick Aebischer argues

‘A year of IS rule has set Iraq back 10 years’

Chilling testimonies collected by the Council for At-Risk Academics reveal the devastating impact of the arrival of Islamic State

Debt-free study on the cards for Hillary campaign

By Michael Stratford, for Inside Higher Ed

Medellín’s makeover benefits Colombian university

The ebbing of violence and the city’s transformation allow Antioquia to expand its horizons, writes Donna Bowater in Colombia

Mergers are all the rage in Europe

The number of university consolidations has shot up in recent years, EUA report finds

Indian private universities ‘will overtake others’

Amity chancellor claims traditional institutions are lagging behind on research investment

Corruption claim hits Rio university

Commercial links are transparent, says sector body. Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro writes

New EUA president will ‘speak up’ to Brussels

Rolf Tarrach, incoming head of the 850-strong EUA, is also keen to maintain and expand its UK membership

Swastika row raises issues at George Washington

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed