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India’s open universities key to 40 million college grads

Workers at a construction site on the Delhi campus of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. (Photo by Sarah Garland) The campus of the largest university in…

In China, private colleges, universities multiply to meet higher-education demand

Xi’an International University, above, is frequently rated as one of the best private universities in China. (Photo by Sarah Butrymowicz) LANGFANG, China — Hundreds of private colleges…

Q&A with Henan Cheng: What happens to migrant children in Chinese public schools?

The flood of China’s rural residents into cities has resulted in millions of migrants living illegally in urban areas where they are often denied basic social services, like education. In…

Canadian two-year colleges show path to jobs

George Brown College TORONTO—At the University of Manitoba, where she enrolled after high school, it seemed to take Angela Conrad forever to satisfy her degree requirements…

In India, a college building boom

Ravi Sarma, an assistant professor of property law, points out new buildings going up at Chanakya National Law University, one of several new higher education institutions in Bihar,…

A global university rises in one of India’s most remote corners

A new university intended to draw students from around the world is slated to be built in Bihar near Nalanda, the ruins of one of the world’s oldest…

A new approach, imported from England, to getting students through college

Daniel Conn (Photo by Jon Marcus) BRIGHTON, England—When he was 14, Daniel Conn was part of a circle of friends so bright they programmed computer code…

Q&A with Yujiro Hayashi: For each graduate, 20 job offers

Yujiro Hayashi, president of the Institute of National Colleges of Technology (Kosen) in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Blaine Harden) TOKYO—While on assignment in Japan recently, Blaine…

Student profile: A technical education and a bright future

Soichiro Tsunakawa, 22, is a seventh-year student at the Tokyo National College of Technology. When he graduates next spring, he has a job waiting at Sony, where he…

Q&A with Motohisa Kaneko: Is America ready to invest more in technical education?

Motohisa Kaneko (Courtesy of Mr. Kaneko) As part of our coverage of international education, reporter Blaine Harden traveled to Japan recently to learn more about a five-year program…

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