Asia Pacific

More and Younger: Outbound Student Mobility Among Chinese High School Students

Chinese high school students are coming to the U.S. and Canada in increasing numbers. Credential analyst Mini Gu examines the trend, the factors driving it, and more.


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A User’s Guide: China’s New Non-Standardized Degree Certificate

A WES credential analyst provides simple, easy tips for authenticating the non-standardized Chinese degree certificates that started flooding admissions offices in 2017.


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The Sino-African Higher Educational Exchange: How Big Is It and Will It Continue?

Mini Gu, Quality Assurance Specialist SIGN UP FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WEBINAR &nbsp A quick scan of the higher education news coming out of Africa shows both progress and setbacks in recent months. Some snapshots: South Africa, Egypt ,and Tunisia


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Indian Master’s Students on U.S. Campuses: How Needs Differ Across Three Key Disciplines

Indian students are a rising force on U.S. campuses. But what are their motivations and experiences once here? WES examines insights from surveys of U.S.-enrolled Indian master’s students in three top fields – engineering, math/computer sciences & business. Based on original research.


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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Surging International Interest and a Shifting Educational Landscape in China

In 2015, WES saw a substantial rise in applications from graduates of traditional Chinese medicine programs (TCM) in China. Why? And what does academic training and licensure for TCM in China entail? Two WES credential analysts explain.


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Alike but Unequal: Quality and Credentials In China’s International High School Sector

Last year, Chinese undergraduate enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities outstripped graduate enrollments for the first time ever. The quality of those students’ secondary schooling is directly relevant to their impact and experiences on campus. WENR offers an overview of the good, the bad, and the fly-by-night landscape of China’s international high schools to help institutions better manage their enrollment pipeline and student success.


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PRIME: Massive Government Subsidy Seeks to Reshape Higher Education in Korea

In May, Korea announced the recipients of the largest higher education subsidy it’s ever awarded. The PRIME Project will funnel some USD $1.8 billion to 21 higher education institutions. The goal? Increase the number of trained engineers coming out of college, and decrease fine and liberal arts majors. The program will have ripple effects on enrollments, student mobility, and the economy.


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Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

Student mobility from lower-middle-income countries is on the rise. That’s good news for U.S. colleges and universities that don’t have top-tier rankings.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Education in Taiwan

The 2014-2015 academic year represents the eighth consecutive year of falling Taiwanese enrollments in the U.S. — even as other regions around the globe have seen increased numbers of Taiwanese students enrolling. Learn more about mobility trends among Taiwanese students worldwide, about the nation’s education system, and about the impact of massification on the quality of its higher ed sector.


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Philippines K-12 Reforms Poised to Transform Higher Education System

Although aimed at the K-12 sector, recent educational reforms in the Philippines are expected dramatically affect the nation’s higher education system – and potentially Filipino students’ international mobility – as well.


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