Thursday, November 17, 2011


  1. At the Chronicle: Trends in international enrollments in US Universities: International Enrollments at U.S. Colleges Grow but Still Rely on China. The accompanying interactive map has more info on the top countries sending students to the US. China tops the list with over 157K (up 23% from last year), and India is second with 103K (down 1 %). [The table of institutions with the most international students is also interesting].

    Biggest surprise (at least for me)? On a per capita basis, Saudi Arabia sends seven times as many students as China.

  2. Peter Singer: Should we ban cigarettes?.

  3. The Scientist: Libel case against Nature starts.

    Opening arguments in the libel trial against the venerated scientific journal Nature got under way last week in London’s High Court. Egyptian physicist Mohamed El Naschie is suing the publication for running a 2008 news story that he claims damaged his reputation. The article alleged that El Naschie self-published numerous papers in the Elsevier-owned theoretical physics journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, where he served as editor-in-chief for 17 years. The Nature story ... also claimed that El Naschie listed several honorary professorships and other affiliations that journalist Quirin Schiermeier could not confirm.


  1. Dheeraj Sanghi said...

    USC has 8615 international students!!! Do they define international as from "out of California." After all the World Series is between various cities of US. :-)