23 août 2019

Turkey's High Court Rules in Favor of Scholars for Peace

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Turkey’s highest court ruled Friday that the rights of 10 academics were violated when they were sentenced on charges of disseminating terrorist propaganda for signing a petition calling for the resumption of the Kurdish peace process, the Associated Press reported. 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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FBI Questions Graduates of Chinese Master's Program

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. At least five graduates of a prestigious master’s program in China have been questioned by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about their program and whether they were co-opted by Chinese espionage efforts, National Public Radio reported. More...

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Recruiting in the Western Hemisphere

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenThe Department of State’s annual EducationUSA forum last week brought together advisers from the network of global EducationUSA advising centers and international enrollment officials for a series of discussions on the recruiting landscape in various corners of the world. More...

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Study Finds Foreign Ph.D.s Less Likely to Work for Start-Ups

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Foreign Ph.D.s trained at U.S. universities are less likely than their American counterparts to work in start-up companies, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More...

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Court Orders Recognition of Pro-Palestinian Student Group

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Judge overturns Fordham University's decision to deny recognition to Students for Justice in Palestine chapter due to concerns about its political agenda and the potential for polarization. More...

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British Prime Minister Proposes Fast-Track Visas for Scientists

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. British prime minister Boris Johnson announced plans for a new fast-track visa system to attract scientists, the BBC reported. Johnson plans to eliminate the limit on “tier one” visas for high-skilled migrants, which are currently capped at 2,000. 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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The ‘Public Charge’ Rule and Higher Ed

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Trump administration says new regulation will ensure that immigrants are self-sufficient, but higher ed groups are concerned about impacts on legal immigrants and international students. More...

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Controversy Over Western Civilization Funding in Australia

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. University of Queensland says fixed-term gift will provide rare infusion of support for humanities, but professors and students have concerns about academic freedom and the donor's political agenda. More...

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