The top 50 charitable donors gave more in 2011: Are the super rich feeling the sting of public opinion?
Some scholars say China's Tsinghua University, which is marking its 100th anniversary, will be in the global Top 10 universities within a generation. But the political constraints imposed by a one-party state pose a significant challenge.
A US college degree has been the gold standard. But global economics and a crisis of confidence may be pushing the US down in rankings among top universities.