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Over the past 20 years the number of international branch campuses (IBCs) have grown like “mushrooms in the rain”. Will their entry be beneficial to Indonesians? Shutterstock

Welcoming foreign universities: is it a good deal for Indonesians?

Foreign universities can provide quality education while also opening avenues for global research. However, initiatives must be put in place to make sure they are accessible to all Indonesians.
President Obama sought to make the United States the most college-educated nation in the world by 2020. RIDTHISING/Shutterstock.com

The problem with the push for more college degrees

Efforts to get more Americans to earn a college degree steal attention from what makes up a college education, a historian of education argues.
Research conflicts over how graduates of historically black colleges fare in the job market. sirtravelalot/Shutterstock.com

Historically black colleges give graduates a wage boost

Graduates of historically black colleges and universities make more than peers who went to other schools, according to new findings that refute prior research that showed they suffer a 'wage penalty.'
College students are seeking mental health treatment on campus at record levels. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Are you mentally well enough for college?

A campus psychologist explains why so many students ask him for help after they've failed courses.
Textbook prices are taking a toll on student finances. alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com

Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered

Textbook prices are causing many college students to forego the books they need for class, putting their grades in peril and leading many to miss out on certain courses, research shows.
College rankings often take student caliber into account, an analysis shows. vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.com

College rankings might as well be student rankings

College rankings are set up to make you believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals college rankings may be measuring something entirely different.
Private college students graduate at higher rates, government statistics show. 4 PM production/Shutterstock.com

Free college proposals should include private colleges

The 'free college' proposals being floated by 2020 presidential candidates don't include private colleges. A higher education scholar asks why, especially since privates have higher graduation rates.
There are more than 33 million students in Indonesia’s public schools, while the number of those enrolled in universities amounts to around seven million. www.shutterstock.com

Scholars: Indonesia needs to accommodate students’ passion and protect their freedom

The lack of safe spaces for students to express themselves and explore their academic passions can be seen as a reason why Indonesia doesn't perform well in global education indexes.

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