Internationalisation

UEA beach

All ‘major global universities’ will be multi-campus within next decade, predicts v-c  

Baghdad, Iraq, Tigris

Northampton vice-chancellor on his visits to Iraq – and the problems they have caused him with US immigration authorities

Cricket player and umpire exchanging bribe

The need to accommodate foreign students undermines domestic practices, says Lincoln Allison, spying parallels between UK universities and global sports bodies such as Fifa

Spoiled child illustration

Vice-chancellors need to be less demanding and more collaborative and constructive if they want concessions from the government on issues such as immigration, says Lord Lucas

Reflection of Facebook logo on person's eye

Human rights lawyer faces jail for sharing post by exiled academic under Thailand’s lese-majesty rules

Students of the Ecole Polytechnique school march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade. France

New president keen to support Paris institution’s ‘agility’, according to its leader

Students join anti-racist campaigners from groups including Movement for Justice to march through Central London

Cap on student visas and more pressure on universities to ensure recruits are ‘genuine’ seen as potential measures

blind date

International Higher Education Group aims to reduce costs and increase choice for international students eyeing up Western universities

Statue of Liberty, New York

Sir Keith Burnett writes from the US on the country’s mixed – and sometimes misleading – immigration history

Child playing in refugee camp

Figures highlight challenges faced by European universities seeking to educate refugees

Brexit, EU referendum

Hesa figures show EU nationals make up more than a quarter of all academics at a third of mission group’s members

University of Aberdeen Qatar campus opening

Scottish institution becomes first UK university to have campus offering 'mainstream' degrees in state

Interconnected world/global roaming

UK universities rely on international researchers, say Susan Guthrie and Catie Lichten, but is the pressure on researchers to be mobile too great?

Confucius statue

Report raises concerns about academic freedom and funding structures

ski lift in a snowless landscape
Swiss Embassy’s head of science outlines challenges in negotiations
African students
Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership University, outlines his vision
fans crowd surf

Ian Jacobs says visits by hundreds of thousands of international and lifelong learners on short courses will transform campus life

chairman beer tasting

Conservative peer attacks ‘brightest and best’ language used by ministers

A worker directs pedestrians on a street in the central business district of Sydney
Warnings that US and Australian policies threaten academic and student movement
Crufts
Survey of would-be undergraduates finds teaching quality is the most important factor in decision-making