Archive for Development

Canada’s GlobalLink Offers a Unique Way to Recruit top International Students

Canada’s MITACS GlobalLink is a unique program that brings top international undergrads to Canada to undertake a summer research project under the supervision of a Canadian university faculty member. International students gain valuable experience and at the same time test drive potential university destinations for future graduate studies. The CEO of MITACS Globalink, Arvind Gupta […]

Despite Record High Unemployment Michigan Understands the Value of International Students

Despite the well documented crash of the auto industry, the state of Michigan is now looking for international students to create the next wave of innovation and economic growth. I cannot think of a more significant paradigm shift than what is described in this recent Detroit News article, that describes a shortage of highly skilled engineers. In […]

Officials Accompanying Obama in India Looking for Flexible Rules

A delegation of U.S. education officials visiting India alongside President Barack Obama is trying to push India to speed up its acceptance of foreign universities, an Indian government initiative that has been promised but appears to be stalled. American universities have made clear to Mr. Sibal, the Minister of education  that they can’t operate in […]

Taiwanese Professor Says His Software Can Improve Global Rankings of Universities

Han-Lin Li, a professor at the National Chiao Tung University, has developed what he describes as “a rank simulation system for world universities”.The software will eventually be made available worldwide, possibly on a commercial basis.In a presentation on 3 November at a conference in Taipei, titled “International trends in university rankings and their impact on […]

International Giving Increases

Despite nationwide decreases in philanthropic giving due to economic weakness in the past few years, Harvard has received over $65 million from three Indian donors—Tata Trusts and Companies, N. R. Narayana Murty, and Anand G. Mahindra in 2010. These donations as yet another iteration in the trend toward globalization— as well as India’s presence on […]

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