Iraq’s students say, ‘Welcome back, professor’

By Christina Asquith BAGHDAD – After a decade of sanctions had left his physics lab a crumbling shell, Raad Mohammed decided it was time to go. In 1999, following a route trodden by thousands of the best and brightest of Iraq’s academics, Dr. Mohammed escaped…

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The Bologna Process: As Seen From the Outside

By Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR Across the Atlantic, unbeknownst to many Americans, higher education in Europe is undergoing a profound transformation. More and more countries are uprooting their traditional systems of education, which feature long degrees, in favor of a two-tiered model based on bachelor’s…

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International Student Recruitment Since 9/11

by Marjorie S. Smith, Associate Dean and Director, International Student Admission, University of Denver Part II: It’s a Jungle Out There Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, university recruiters have had to think long and hard about how we spend our time and…

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International Student Recruitment Since 9/11

by Joseph J. Hindrawan In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 2001, it was widely anticipated that the international student recruitment effort of U.S. colleges and universities would suffer a grave setback. It was believed that many foreign students would be reluctant…

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Intensified Security Measures Leave Many International Students Stranded

by Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR International Student Statistics for 2001-2002 Number of international students enrolled at U.S. institutions of higher education in 2001-02: 582,996 Top countries: India (with 66,836 students), China (63,211), South Korea (49,046), Japan (46,810), Taiwan (28,930), Canada (26,514), Mexico (12,518), Turkey (12,091),…

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