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There are variations in school curricula, grading policies and practices and social, cultural and educational values that affect grading and schooling internationally. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Why universities need to look beyond grades when admitting international students

Understanding complex and contextual differences in grading across cultures and countries is important. Only in doing so can we interpret student achievement based on grades in a fair and valid way.
Social spaces that bring together international and domestic students are an essential part of creating an open campus culture. (Shutterstock)

How universities can support international students beyond orientation week

Year-round academic and extracurricular opportunities that encourage cultural exchange between international students, their peers and the wider society are important.
People gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto for a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canada is foolish to snub international graduate students and scholars

International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?
U.S. universities are cutting ties with their Russian counterparts, such as Moscow State University, shown here. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

The war in Ukraine ruins Russia’s academic ties with the West

Decades of collaboration between Western and Russian universities have come to a halt because of the war in Ukraine. An expert on U.S.-Russia relations explains what’s at stake.

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