Education

Chinese students pose for family photos after graduating from Sydney University on Oct. 12, 2017.

Who Needs a Coronavirus Quarantine When You Can Party in Thailand?

Australian universities are so dependent on money from Chinese students that they’re helping them circumvent travel bans and quarantines. The United States shows a better way.

The overseas Chinese student Helen Zhou, from Chengdu, heads to choir practice on campus at Linfield Christian School in Temecula, California, on March 23, 2016.

China Is Winning the Race for Young Entrepreneurs

Trump’s restrictive immigration policies—along with generous incentives from Beijing—have pushed Chinese students in the United States to return to China.

Leoluca Orlandoconfers honorary citizenship on foreign students

Can Culture, Not Blood, Make You Italian?

A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.

A group of Chinese graduates celebrate after the commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 18, 2016. Xinhua/Li Muzi via Getty Images

New Data Shows Slowdown in Growth of International Students in the U.S.

The lowest growth rate in a decade could impact the bottom line for some universities.

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Erdogan’s Attacks on His Old Ally Could Backfire

The Turkish president is shutting down a university to punish former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for leaving the AKP and starting a new party, but he risks alienating precisely the voters he claims to champion.

Pro-China counterprotesters attempt to disrupt a pro-democracy rally in support of Hong Kong in London’s Trafalgar Square on Aug. 17.

China’s Youth Are Trapped in the Cult of Nationalism

Dreams of liberalization have clashed against the reality of successful propaganda.

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.

Chris Gash illustration for Foreign Policy

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.