University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany is a major public research university where students and faculty collaborate to conduct life-enhancing research and scholarship in a wide range of disciplines. With nationally respected programs, top-ranked professors and a strategic location, UAlbany offers a world-class education to nearly 18,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels — and prepares them for a world of opportunities.

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How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world? Mobile phone image via www.shutterstock.com

How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
What can ‘Snowden’ teach us about cybersecurity? Jürgen Olczyk/Open Road Films

‘Snowden,’ a picture of the cybersecurity state

The new movie about the NSA leaker is a new way for the public to learn about government surveillance, communications technology and privacy. How well does it prepare the public for that discussion?
Jose Louis Morales sits and prays under his brother Edward Sotomayor Jr.‘s cross for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How victims of terror are remembered distorts perceptions of safety

Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model? Reuters/Rick Wilking

The truth about for-profit colleges and Trump University

For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
De plus en plus d'étudiants américains partent vers l'étranger. British Council Russia

Étudiants internationaux : la fin annoncée de l’hégémonie américaine (3)

Nombreux sont les étudiants qui décident de partir à l’étranger. Mais l’Amérique n’est plus la terre promise. Troisième volet de notre série sur l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur.
Can global campuses promise the same academic freedom? Liz Lawley

On global campuses, academic freedom has its limits

As universities set up campuses globally, the blanket protections of academic freedom are becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee.
Growing numbers of US students are going abroad to study. British Council Russia

US losing its dominance in global higher education market

In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?
The new global university: is this a gamble? Globe image via www.shutterstock.com

Is today’s university the new multinational corporation?

Universities across 32 countries are operating 235 global branch campuses across 73 nations. What does this trend mean? What changes is it bringing?
Sanctions intended to be biting have more often been toothless and about giving supporters the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from taking a principled stand. Cat dollar via www.shutterstock.com

Sanctions and divestment are feel-good policies that often fail

Sanctions have a terrible track record of success because they’re usually too weak to work and too easy to get around.
Kamiar Alaei: ‘It was the right thing to do’.

I was jailed for my work on HIV in Iran, but the tide is turning

Brothers, Kamiar and Arash Alaei were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 for their work with HIV. Under a new government, Iran’s health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has blamed “misinformation and unscientific claims…

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