China Will Run Out of Growth if It Doesn’t Fix Its Rural Crisis
No country with China’s vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of middle-income countries.
Don’t Call Me Doktor
German politicians are obsessed with earning Ph.D.s—but plagiarism scandals tend to catch up to them and derail careers.
Will Schools and Universities Ever Return to Normal?
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.
Modi’s Textbook Manipulations
Under cover of the pandemic, the administration has removed chapters on democracy, secularism, and citizenship from schoolbooks.
America’s Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe
A guide to understanding the science, and the politics, preventing U.S. children from being educated this year.
Offline and Out of School
In India, education under lockdown and a deep digital divide threaten to undo real progress in rural areas.
Xi Wants Chinese Students Back in the Countryside
New labor education policies echo Maoist obsessions.
Turkey’s Generation Z Turns Against Erdogan
The Turkish leader tried to mold a generation of pious followers. Instead, the country’s youth could bring about his final defeat.
The Turkish Government Closed a University Because It Fears Free Speech
Ankara shut an institution founded by religious conservatives and attacks tech companies in order to stop young Turks from accessing a free academic and media environment.
How to Rethink the Teaching of International Relations
As universities struggle to respond to the ongoing pandemic, here’s what they should focus on.
Japan Doesn’t Want to Become Another Casualty of English
English skills bring status, but the public remains stubbornly bad at learning.
The United States Can’t Afford to Turn Away Chinese Talent
Discrimination aimed at foreign students will only harm American competitiveness.
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.
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.
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A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.
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.
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.
China’s Youth Are Trapped in the Cult of Nationalism
Dreams of liberalization have clashed against the reality of successful propaganda.