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Brexit and the Academy

British citizens vote in a referendum on the U.K.'s continued membership in the E.U. Thursday. What's at stake for higher education? 

The Brexit Challenge to Universities

The U.K.'s referendum on exiting the E.U. has the potential to significantly slow the growth of higher education at home and abroad. 

Global Leadership League for Women Launches

A new Global Leadership League aimed at empowering women working in international education, a “virtual golf club”, had its official launch. 

European Universities ‘Losing Monopoly’ Over Research

Danish academic says that building a knowledge economy is no longer a ‘dominant wish’ for country leaders. 

Shifting Grounds in Higher Education Partnerships

I will single out three emerging—and “progressive”—trends with some implications for African higher education. 

Falling Fish Catches Could Mean Malnutrition in the Developing World

 The world will not be able to fish its way to feeding 10 billion people by midcentury. 

US Tops Global Soft Power Ranking

The US at the top of the table because of its strength in higher education, cultural production and technological innovation. 

Expansion in Global Higher Education ‘Has Increased Inequality’

Study suggests mass higher education increases the dominance of the middle class over opportunities. 

Climate Action on Campus and Beyond

Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the question of climate ambition turned into one of climate implementation. 

US: Long-Awaited SEVP Guidance “Coming Soon”

“The close to 30 guidance documents that we have developed should be surfacing fairly soon."