Education Policy

Washington’s Patchwork Approach to Inbound Student Mobility: A Guide

The U.S. federal government lacks a unified policy solution to inbound student mobility, but programs and policies designed to attract and retain international students do exist, both within the State Department, and Customs and Immigration. Paul Schulmann offers an overview of the available resources, and tips for navigating them.


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Posted in Current Issue, Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Strategic Internationalization

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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Post-Ebola Challenges for Education in West Africa

Alexa Tyler Bordner, Credential Evaluator at World Education Services REGISTER FOR FALL WEBINAR SERIES &nbsp In December 2013, an Ebola case was confirmed in Guinea that would spur the first major outbreak of the virus in Africa since 2007, spreading


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Posted in Africa, Education Policy, Humanitarian Issues

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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Posted in Asia Pacific, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education Policy, Education System Profiles

Higher Education Reforms in India: Credits, Semesters and Access

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: REFORMS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   The Indian higher education system faces a raft of challenges, among which the issue of access and quality rank near the


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Curriculum Reform in Chinese Secondary Education

By Kevin Lam, Credential Evaluator (China Specialist), World Education Services VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN CHINA   The theoretical foundation for the current educational system in China may be traced to the “Decision on the Reform of the Educational


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Emerging Models of Indian-European Higher Education Collaborations

By Rahul Choudaha, PhD and Kata Orosz With more than 100,000 Indian students enrolled in the United States, as compared to 43,000 in Europe1, the country commands strong brand equity among Indian students (earlier article on US-India academic partnerships). However,


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Hong Kong Shares Details on Education Reforms and Desire for Academic Hub Status

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews A high-level delegation of education leaders from Hong Kong toured the United States this month, stopping in New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco to strengthen ties with universities, government officials


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India and the United States: Cooperating in Education Across Borders

Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director of Development and Innovation, World Education Services The Indian government in March approved a plan to allow foreign universities to establish campuses and award degrees within its borders. The bill, which is awaiting a vote from


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Posted in Americas, Asia Pacific, Education Policy, Strategic Internationalization

Curriculum Reform in Chinese Secondary Education

By Kevin Lam, Credential Evaluator (China Specialist), World Education Services The theoretical foundation for the current educational system in China may be traced to the “Decision on the Reform of the Educational Structure”, a decree issued in 1985 by the


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