India

Penn Study Maps Road to Cure for Inherited Eye Diseases

May 2, 2010

Eric Pierce of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on treating inherited blindness.

Article Source: Spirit of India

International Admissions Fall

August 20, 2009
For the first time since 2004, admission of international students to U.S. graduate schools has declined, and students from India and South Korea are applying in significantly fewer numbers as well, according to a report released today by the Council of Graduate Schools.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Passage to India

August 6, 2009
Kapil Sibal, minister of human resource development, is pushing to open India to foreign universities hoping to set up campuses there. Blair H. Sheppard, dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is among those pulling for him.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Scandals Lead to Promises of Reform in Australian International Education

August 3, 2009
Little has gone right for Australia's higher-education system this year. This spring a series of brutal attacks on Indian students enrolled in Australian higher-education institutions made international headlines, fraying the once vibrant relationship between the two countries.

India Struggles to Become a Destination for Foreign Students

July 10, 2009
When Chen Jing and her classmates arrived in India two years ago they were shocked to discover that their university served meat only twice a week.
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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471June 22, 2009

Colleges in 3 States to Set Basics for Degrees

April 8, 2009
In the first American effort of its kind, universities and colleges in Indiana, Minnesota and Utah are starting pilot projects to make sure that degree programs in their states reflect a consensus about what specific knowledge and skills should be taught.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2009

Penn's Center for the Advanced Study of India Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant to Study Diasporas

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $366,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support the Center for the Advanced Study of India, CASI, which will conduct empirically based case studies of diaspora/home country interactions.

Weak Economy Could Curtail Flow of Indian Students Into the U.S.

January 9, 2009
More than 94,000 Indian students enrolled at American colleges and universities in the fall of 2007—up nearly 24 percent from two years earlier—making India the largest source of foreign students in the United States. But that boom may come to an end in 2009.

Terrorism Is Unlikely to Keep U.S. Colleges Away From India

December 2, 2008
Last week's terror attacks in Mumbai are likely to do little to cool India's standing as a higher-education hot spot, international-education experts say.