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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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Private Universities in Pakistan

By Robert Sedgwick Originally published in the January/February 2005 issue of WENR Pakistan currently suffers from large fiscal and trade deficits, the absence of a strong middle class and weak foreign investment. Economic growth is sluggish with 48 million Pakistanis


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International Student Mobility: Patterns and Trends

By Line Verbik, Research Manager, Hobsons and Veronica Lasanowski, Research Officer, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Over the past 10-15 years international student mobility has become an increasingly important part of the global higher education landscape. The total number


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Engineering Education in India: A Story of Contrasts

VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA   India is a federal republic comprised of 28 states and seven union territories. Education is managed through a partnership of the central and state governments. The central government establishes broad education policies


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International Rankings and Chinese Higher Education Reform

VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON EDUCATION IN CHINA   China’s system of higher education has its modern-day roots in reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping soon after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Characterized by a reform agenda known as the


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University Rankings: Japan

On this page: • Selectivity rankings • Yoyogi college preparation school • Kawaijuku preparation school (2001) • Media rankings • Asahi Shimbun Newspaper • Recruit Ltd. • Sunday Mainichi Newspaper (2002) VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN JAPAN   Due


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University Rankings: India

VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA   Government Ratings National Assessment and Accreditation Council Established in 1994 by the University Grants Council, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is responsible for evaluating and accrediting Indian institutions of higher


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University Rankings: China

VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN CHINA   On this page: • Domestic rankings • NETBIG • The Guangdong Institute of Management Science (GIMS) Ranking • Research Center for China Science Evaluation (RCCSE), Wuhan University • The Chinese Universities Alumni


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University Rankings: Korea

VIEW FREE ARCHIVED WEBINAR ON SOUTH KOREA   Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) An assessment and ranking of universities was carried out by the Korean Council for University Education, an umbrella group for Korean four-year universities, and published by


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NAAC and the Next Decade of Indian Quality Assurance

By Jagannath Patil VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION   The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India’s premier higher education quality assurance agency, today stands at a crossroads after 11 years assessing quality standards in Indian


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