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A Common Anglophone Curriculum under the West African Examinations Council

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews SIGN UP FOR GHANA, NIGERIA, KENYA WEBINAR   Established in 1952, the West African Examinations Council, known commonly as WAEC, is a regional examination body headquartered in Accra, Ghana that conducts


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Posted in Africa, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues

How to Obtain Authentic International Academic Credentials

By WES Staff The great majority of students who travel to the United States to study do so at great expense. Their ambition is to further their education and earn the skills and qualifications necessary to help them succeed academically


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues

Malaysia: Shifting Mobility with Branch Campuses

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   Malaysia became a mainstream international higher education player in the late 1990’s after the government introduced a series of policy shifts aimed at liberalizing


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Posted in Archive, Asia Pacific, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

A Look Back at 40 Years of WES with Executive Director Mariam Assefa

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews In 1974, in its first year of operations, a fledgling World Education Services (WES) completed credential evaluations for 20 foreign-educated individuals. Fast forward 40 years to 2014 and the now-largest foreign


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Sub-Saharan Africa as an Emerging Market for Millennial Students

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   The World Bank projects that regional GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow more than 5% annually between 2014 and 2016, ensuring that it remains


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WENR, November 2014: Americas

University Completion Rates Fall for First Time in a Decade

There was a 5.7 percent drop in the number of Brazilian graduates last year compared with 2012 – the first decline in the number of university leavers since 2003…


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WENR, November 2014: Europe

Google Releases Data on Most-Googled Institutions of Higher Education

Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities, and the ranking is significantly different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education…


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WENR, October 2014: Europe

Study: World’s Best Universities are all Financially Well-endowed

Times Higher Education has identified the characteristics of the world’s most successful universities, and money is the key.The UK had 31 universities in the top 200 last year…


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Brazil: Pathways for the Future

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   In 2013, the number of Brazilians studying in the U.S. increased by 20% from the previous year (IIE, Open Doors 2013), making it one


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Posted in Archive, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

WENR, October 2014: Middle East

Ranking Universities in the Middle East

A comprehensive ranking for institutions in the Middle East does yet exist, but University World News reports that the situation will soon be rectified as US News, the QS Intelligence Unit and Times Higher Education develop university rankings for the Middle East and North Africa…


Posted in Archive, Middle East, Regional News Summaries