Asia Pacific

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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The Gaokao: History, Reform, and Rising International Significance of China’s National College Entrance Examination

For more almost 9.5 million rising high school graduates across China, the gaokao, a three-day, high-stakes college entrance exam, has a life-long impact. Results determine student placement or exclusion from top-tier schools, as well as the ability to gain access to a higher rung of the social ladder.


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Myanmar in Transition: Higher Ed a Likely Priority for the NLD-led Government

Kyle Anderson, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies at Centre College REGISTER FOR RELATED WEBINAR &nbsp Editor’s note: On March 15, Htin Kyaw, a long-time aide to Aung San Suu Kyi, was named president elect of Myanmar. Suu Kyi


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Education in China

by Rachel Michael, Credential Evaluator and Mini Gu, Area Specialist Introduction With a population of almost 1.4 billion and a burgeoning middle class, China sends more students abroad than any other country in the world. Around 460,000 Chinese nationals were


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The Rise of Chinese Students at German Universities

Rachel Michael, Credential Evaluator at World Education Services As the merits and means of reducing student debt are debated from Capitol Hill to Whitehall, the most recent cohort of the world’s secondary school graduates is getting ready for the start


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