The University of Oxford has, for the first time, topped the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, knocking leader, California Institute of Technology, from the position it held for five straight years.
As conflict and terrorist attacks around the world prompt fears over student safety, some US universities have suspended study abroad programmes in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe while others remain defiant in the face of violence.
The SAT and ACT, standardised tests that were once crucial in the college admission process, are increasingly being substituted by other standardised tests or test requirements eliminated completely, especially for international applicants.
There is a sense of unease around the vociferous campaigning of Donald Trump and the impact that his message may have on international students as they weigh up their international study destination options. LeRoy Jones reports on research and views from the sector on the rise of Trump.
The international education community has a vital role to play in promoting the values of openness and inclusion in the run-up to the US election, stakeholders were told at the annual NAFSA conference, held last week in Denver.