Education

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.

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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?

Anthony, the winner of last year’s best attendance award at the Esperanza Center, reads a Sidekicks comic at the end of a summer program day in August.

A Language Haven in Baltimore

For young newcomers, the first step to becoming American is learning English.

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Teaching cadets in the age of Trump

After class, surrounded by the same dusty chalkboards I used as a cadet years ago, I quickly realized something was wrong.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Students graduate during a ceremony held for 3,768 master and 898 doctorates being given out at the Tsinghua University on July 18, 2007 in Beijing, China. China faces a major challenge in meeting its goal of creating nine million jobs this year, according to Tian Chengping, Minister of Labour and Social Security. Approximately five million college graduates, the largest number in history, will enter the job market this year, in addition to surplus rural labourers swarming into cities for work. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China Looks at Western Universities and Smells Weakness

The West’s naive hopes for China have encouraged the biggest crackdown on free inquiry since the Cultural Revolution.

Abdul Karim from Nigeria pursues a B.Sc in Information Technology from NIMS, Jaipur.

Out of India

A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26:  The U.S. State Department is shown January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Four senior management team members at the State Department resigned January 25, adding to an exodus of career senior foreign service officers who have recently resigned their positions.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Department Suspends Yet Another Fellowship Program

Critics fear the next generation of foreign policy talent could wither on the vine as State slashes fellowships.

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How Trump Backlash Is Funding a Refugee Camp School in Lebanon

The financial challenges are daunting – but Donald Trump has unwittingly spurred a wave of donations that will help educate thousands of children.

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