Harvard and Yale have landed in hot water after the US Department of Education discovered that they had not fully disclosed the foreign funding received from the arch rival, China, and the partially disowned Saudi Arabia.
The recent admissions scandal in the US has exposed the discrepancies within the US higher education system and how it can be exploited if you know the right people and have the right cash. Allegations against wealthy parents for abusing their connections and power for securing admissions at elite universities in America highlights how the system is being rigged or manipulated by the well-heeled.
If you are planning to study medicine at one of the top medial universities for 2019 in the world, you must head to the US. Per QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, US universities were clearly ahead of their peers when it came to offering medical education, with six of the top 10 medical universities in the world based there.
Applications and first-time enrolments of foreign students to postgraduate courses in US universities have fallen for the second consecutive year, a ‘troubling’ shift, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.
As many as 65 top American universities, including MIT and Harvard, have challenged the Trump administration in the court against its new US student visa policy for international students, a report by News18 said. The higher education system board and leading higher education institutes, majority of which are also the member institutions of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, signed a joint amicus brief last Monday.
The annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, commonly known as the Shanghai ranking, has seen China and US make the most gains in the 2018 list, however, Harvard University retained the top spot for the 16th year running. China saw six new universities make their way into the top 500 in the world, while there were four new US universities in the 2008 list.
MIT makes record seventh appearance at the top of the list, British heavyweights retain top 10 spots despite Brexit uncertainties
US universities continued their domination in the world of global higher education by not only taking the top honours, but also 11 of the top 20 positions in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019.