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Universities Compete By Teaching In English

The rise of universities teaching in English, rather than their own local language, has become a global phenomenon.

US: Distance Learning Enrolments Up Despite For-Profit Drop

More than one in four students in the US was enrolled on at least one distance learning course in 2014.

U.S. Can Still Hit Climate Goals Despite Supreme Court Pause, White House Says

The White House vowed Wednesday that the United States would still meet international commitments to cut carbon emissions.

EU: Half Of Secondary Students Learned Two Foreign Languages

Just over half of all secondary school pupils in the EU studied two or more foreign languages in 2014.

K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration On Ed. Data Sharing

The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will focus initially on streamlining the exchange of class-roster and user-authentication data.

Cosmic Breakthrough: Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves From Violent Black-Hole Merger

Scientists announced Thursday that, after decades of effort, they have succeeded in detecting gravitational wave. 

The Ups And Downs Of Building And Sustaining World Class Universities

Universities in the BRIC countries have their own challenges.

Why The OECD Wants A Global Effort To Measure Student Learning

The decision about which higher education institution to study at ranks has now come under fire.

World Insight: Discomfort Is Part Of An International Curriculum

Global higher education programmes should respond to our unstable world, says Martin Hall.

Global Ed-Tech Funding, Propelled By Big Deals, Reaches New Record

Global funding for educational technology has risen to a record $2.98 billion.

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