Michael Parkin illustration (20 July 2017)

US universities’ efforts to remain positive won’t wash. Trump is a disaster for recruitment, say Philip Altbach and Hans de Wit

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Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment

Hotel ICON

Leader of Hong Kong Polytechnic University says institution ‘cannot think of itself as an isolated island’

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Major evaluation of country’s research landscape also found that internationalisation was a key area for improvement

The Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology building at Shantou University on December 16, 2015 in Shantou, China

First Israeli university in China welcomes students this summer

Study abroad scholarship form

Thinktank recommends new scheme to increase inward and outward student mobility and boost UK’s soft power

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Forty-eight per cent of universities report drop in overseas undergraduate ‘yield’, following election of divisive president

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King’s College London and TU Dresden ‘Transcampus’ aims to strengthen ties between UK and Germany 

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Wherever you are, populism and its effect on universities is never far from conversation, finds Chris Parr

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Paul Feldman explains why the UK must be ready to embrace research collaborations on an increasingly international scale

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Foreign nationals who fear being barred from re-entering country if they go home for break are being supported with accommodation and funding

Joanne Roberts on the importance of mentoring, and understanding the needs of your staff

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Lecturers and vice-chancellors will now be eligible for four-year visas and permanent residency

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Mexico and Canada share their experiences of supporting indigenous learners

Universities UK and the French University Presidents’ Conference aim to increase mobility and develop more joint degrees

Emmanuel Macron, France, president

President offers disaffected climate scientists a ‘second homeland’ to conduct their work

Peter Salovey

The inventor of the concept of emotional intelligence explains how the idea can be built into the culture of universities

Students protesting against Brexit

Sector figures say government proposals fail to guarantee future for academics based in the UK

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Former Heriot-Watt principal Steve Chapman says he will have to leave Edith Cowan University in 2020

China, US, USA

The political changes of 2017 will benefit China, and influence the future of international student mobility, says Marguerite Dennis