Credential Evaluation Issues

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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Providing Pathways for Refugees: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

Bryce Loo and Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associates at World Education Services DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT &nbsp An alarming 60 million people – roughly equivalent to the population of Italy – were displaced by war, conflict or political repression in 2015. Among


Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Current Issue, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Education in Syria

Silje Immerstein, Training Manager and Sulaf Al-Shaikhly, QA Manager Education Overview The Education System in Syria Administration and Finance In 2009, 5.1 percent of Syria’s GDP was allocated to education. The Syrian government plays a central role in the administration,


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Barriers to progress: Documentation challenges in Ukraine and Crimea

This article, which focuses on students in Ukraine, is the first in a periodic World Education News & Reviews series that will springboard off of the insights of credential evaluators at World Education Services (WES) to highlight the challenges faced


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WES Policy on Selected Three-Year Bachelor’s Degrees from India

World Education Services VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: REFORMS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   More than 102,000 Indian students were enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education in 2014. Of these, 60 percent were enrolled at the graduate level. This


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How to Spot a Fake: Avoiding Degree Mill Scams

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews ACCESS WHITEPAPER ON OBTAINING AUTHENTIC CREDENTIALS   The New York Times recently wrote an article exposing an alleged degree mill empire run by Axact, a well-known and respected company in Pakistan


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Bologna-Inspired Education Reform in Central Asia

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews SIGN UP FOR CENTRAL ASIA REFORM WEBINAR   Jump to: The pre-1992 Soviet education system | 1992-2005: Post-Soviet System of Education in Central Asia | Azerbaijan | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan |


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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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University Grading Reforms Begin to Take Hold Across India

By Vijaya Khandavilli, India-U.S. Independent Education Consultant, and Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: REFORMS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   Indian universities and state boards of higher education across India are in the process


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