Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Skilled Immigrants and the Recognition of Foreign Credentials in the United States

By Nejdan Yildiz, WES Community Outreach Coordinator The United States, as a country built by immigrants, has an immigration policy that would be considered more welcoming than that of most developed nations. According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), there


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Speeding the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Canada

A new framework to speed the integration of foreign-trained immigrants into the Canadian workforce was introduced in late November as part of the Canadian Government’s strategy to attract and integrate “ the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce


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Working with Academic Credentials from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

By WES Staff VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN QATAR, KUWAIT, AND U.A.E. What follows is a quick primer on the academic systems of three states in the Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. While education authorities


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How WES Evaluates the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree from India

By WES Staff VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA World Education Services (WES) has revised its assessment of the three-year bachelor’s degree awarded by Indian universities and now considers selected three-year degrees from India to be equivalent to a


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New B.C. Universities and Institutional Nomenclature

Canadian institutions of higher education have a dizzying array of titles, and with no centralized federal body to normalize institutional classifications there exists a convoluted mish mash of institutional titles and mandates across Canada’s ten provincial education authorities. With the


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Higher Education Reform in Pakistan

By Lubna Shah Anwar, Educational Consultant at the US Embassy in Lahore, and Nick Clark, WENR Editor Over the past four years, Pakistan has increased its spending on higher education by more than 700 percent and the government appears determined


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Regional Accreditation Initiatives in Central America

Introduction Responding to huge growth in demand for tertiary-level studies across Central America in recent decades, universities and colleges have been opening in ever increasing numbers. The response has mainly come from the private sector, however, and has occurred with


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This edition of World Education News and Reviews continues our review of the development of accreditation procedures in higher education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In this issue the focus is on two Caribbean nations: The Dominican Republic and


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Developments in Central Asian Higher Education

By Sharon Powell WES Coordinator of Resources Development The collapse of the Soviet Union had a profound impact on the education systems of Central Asia. Drastic cuts in funding; the cessation of directives and guidance from Moscow; the repatriation of


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Cuba

Cuba Junta Nacional de Acreditación (JAN) Background: In 1976, the Cuban government opened 26 new institutions of higher education and created the Ministry of Higher Education, an administrative body charged with overseeing all of the nation’s tertiary institutions. The development


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