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Can a Modern University Build Bridges to Historically Isolated North Korea?

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is the first university in North Korea founded and run by foreigners, mainly from the United States, China, and South Korea, offering a Western Education. Inaugurated i...
by Nashrah Ahmed


10 Years After Invasion, Iraq’s Education Still Suffering

10 years after the destructive US invasion, Iraq’s Education infrastructure has yet to recover. A recent UNESCO report reveals that a mere nine per cent of Iraqi adults have finished secondary school. The report lists extensi...
by Alex Leedom


University of Liberia Suspends All Classes

The University of Liberia, the nation’s most prestigious institute of higher learning, has cancelled all classes and suspended all campus activities until further notice. Trouble began brewing in mid-November when the uni...
by Sean Yi



Rural University in Bolivia Reaches Out to Indigenous Youth

In Bolivia, one of the major challenges facing youth is access to higher education. As young people in rural, indigenous communities in particular often face difficulties in attending university, the Unidad Académica Campesina...
by Carla Drumhiller


College Fair in Zimbabwe Encourages Students to Join International Institutions

Last week in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, eighteen representatives from universities in the US, Canada, and Spain set up a college fair to encourage students to apply to international institutions. The representatives claim...
by Sean Yi


Rift Widens in Nigerian Lecturer Strike

Tensions continue to rise as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian federal government make no progress in negotiations. The union insists that the government honor its commitment to an agreement estab...
by Sean Yi



Pakistan’s Universities Fail to Comply with Sexual Harassment Policies

According to Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC), 80% of the country’s universities have failed to comply with regulations established to prevent sexual harassment of students. Only 35 of the country’s 14...
by Amanda Lubit


India’s President Petitions to Improve Higher Education

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his disappointment over the current state of India’s academic institutions during the 23rd annual convocation of Pondicherry University. He regretted the shortage of hig...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Overcrowded University System Holds Back Mexican Youth

After a summer of bad publicity about education reform protests and textbook gaffes, another problem looms on the horizon for Mexico’s education system. Mexico’s universities are becoming increasingly overcrowded, and those...
by Carla Drumhiller