Education

The annual Tribute in Light memorial echoing the twin towers of the World Trade Center illuminates the night sky during the tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, 2011, in this view from Bayonne, New Jersey.

It’s Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don’t Understand It.

Today’s university freshmen were born after the Twin Towers fell. In the Trump era, lack of historical perspective makes young people susceptible to alarmism and more likely to misread threats.

An educator introduces a Keeko robot to children at the Yiswind Institute of Multicultural Education in Beijing on July 30, 2018.

China’s AI Dreams Aren’t for Everyone

The Chinese government has big plans for artificial intelligence. Can it make them a reality in its education system?

The African Gold restaurant outside North Nicosia serves as a meeting point for the large foreign student body from Nigeria, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe.

At Europe’s Edge, Unwanted Migrants Are Stranded in an Unrecognized Country

Scammed by opportunistic agents, African students seeking a future in the EU have ended up stuck in Northern Cyprus—some of them left for dead.

Students wave US and Chinese flags as they send off US First Lady Melania Trump and China's First Lady Peng Liyuan after their visit to the Banchang Primary School in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

Universities Aren’t Ready for Trade War Casualties

American schools have become dependent on Chinese student money.

In Chinese Parents, the player struggles with the challenges of raising a kid in modern China. (Coconut Island Games)

Press ‘A’ to Study Harder

A new video game captures the anxiety of Chinese parenting.

Cambridge University students float down the River Cam in cardboard boats, part of the annual traditions to celebrate the end of exams, in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, on Jun. 17. (Joe Giddens/PA Images/Getty Images)

The Brexit-Fueled Death of the British University

For centuries, British schools were the envy of the world. Now they’re scrambling to stay alive.

A South African student waits for the arrival of South African President Jacob Zuma for a speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Dec. 5, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Forget Stanford, Tsinghua Beckons

America is losing African and Asian students to China.

A woman holds the book of Emmanuel Macron, head of "En Marche" political movement and presidential candidate, during a book signing session in a library in Bordeaux, on December 13, 2016. (NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberté! Égalité! Overcrowded, Underfunded Universities!

Can Emmanuel Macron save France's higher education system by making it more American?

A Tibetan demonstrator flashes a V-Sign as he denounces the Olympic Games in Beijing on August 06, 2008 during a demonstration held in front of the Chinese embassy in Brussels. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

How China Managed to Play Censor at a Conference on U.S. Soil

The Beijing-backed Confucius Institute offers much-needed money to American universities — but with strings attached.

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The Arab World’s Star Student

What Tunisia can teach its neighbors about the value of education.

Chinese consular staff wave national flags in front of a demonstration by supporters of the Falungong spiritual movement outside the venue where China's Vice President Xi Jinping was opening Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute, at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

House Proposal Targets Confucius Institutes as Foreign Agents

The draft bill is the first legislative attempt to push back against the Chinese state-run programs.

One of the posters made publicly available by #NotMyPresident organizers.

Chinese Students in America Say ‘Not My President’

Young overseas Chinese make a rare show of dissent against Xi Jinping's power grab.

China’s Long Arm Reaches Into American Campuses

China’s Long Arm Reaches Into American Campuses

Beijing is stepping up efforts to inject party ideology into student life. Some Chinese students are crying foul.

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The Best International Relations Schools in the World

The latest ranking of the top 50 IR programs for undergraduates, master's, and Ph.D.s.

World map in distorted glitch style. Modern trendy effect

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Study IR

Donald Trump has changed the world — and some people will understand it better than others.

A school that was used by the Islamic State's fighters in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS’s War on Families Never Ended

The Islamic State's campaign for the hearts and minds of Syrian children may have laid the groundwork for its resurgence.

Students pass in front of Harvard's Widener Library on Oct. 10, 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School

Some unsolicited advice from a survivor of the trenches.

Afghan girls at school in Herat province on Oct. 17. (Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Ranks Among the Worst Places for Girls to Get an Education

The United States poured millions into education in Afghanistan. Did it do anything?

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