UMD: A Globally Connected University


UK: May Takes Office, Moves HE to Dept for Ed

UK’s new prime minister, Theresa May, has moved oversight of the higher education sector to the Department for Education. 

Saudi Enrollment Declines

After years of rapid growth, enrollments are declining on many campuses, in some cases precipitously. 

Third Intercultural Ed Documentary Tackles Race in US

The installment explores race and multiculturalism within the US through education.

Univ Scientists Create New Technology to Track Climate Change

UMD held a climate action forum in May, and scientists at the university are continuing their innovation to track its effects.

Study UK Relaunches as Independent Higher Education

As part of a major overhaul of its strategy, the association will step back from its representation of non-HE members. 

Dr. Borzekowski Documents Children's Perceptions of Tobacco Marketing in China

Professor Dina Borzekowski, along with a production crew, worked with five and six year old children in Shanghai, China in June 2016. 

New Research Analyzes Partnerships Between Authorities and Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities

This report is part of the START project, “Social Identity and Perceptions of Counterterrorism,” led by Dr. Glasford. 

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Iran to Free Professor

Iranian-Canadian Homa Hoodfar, who has conducted research on Islamic family law and Muslim dress codes, was imprisoned. 

Are Excellence Initiatives Working?

The most recent wave seems to be stimulated by the perception of a competitive disadvantage relative to the stellar performance of foreign universities.