Under the direction of Philip G. Altbach, the Boston College Center for International Higher Education functions as a clearinghouse of material on the changing nature and form of higher education. Much of the center's focus revolves around creating dialogue and cooperation among academic institutions in the industrialized nations and those in the developing countries of the Third World. From the mainpage visitors can view carefully selected lists of weblinks designed for scholars of higher education, and one list that is specifically designed for persons interested in higher education in Africa. Perhaps the main highlight of the site is the online edition of the center's well-regarded newsletter, _International Higher Education_. Here visitors can read pieces about the rise of for-profit higher education in the United States, undergraduate education in Brazil, and student loan financing in Thailand. Visitors may also browse an archive of the newsletter that dates back to the first issue, which was released in May 1995.
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