Europe

The Bologna Process as a Model for Regional Integration

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW UPCOMING LIVE WEBINAR ON THE BOLOGNA PROCESS   Over the 15 years that European stakeholders have been working towards developing the regional level qualifications frameworks, academic credit systems and quality


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A Guide to U.K. School Qualifications Offered Internationally

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Two of the U.K.’s examination boards provide suites of qualifications that have been developed specifically for the overseas market. These qualifications are based on the domestic versions of the GCSE and


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe

An Evaluation of Britain’s University Pathway Programs

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews; and Elzbieta Gzella, WES Area Specialist, UK A growing number of higher education institutions around the world are making use of academic preparatory programs, typically for students that lack the necessary


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UK Students Going Abroad in the Quest for Best Value

UK Students Going Abroad in the Quest for Best Value

Value for money is one of the central factors influencing consumer choice, and higher education is no exception, especially when the cost of studying for a university degree rises at levels well above the rate of inflation.


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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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The Bologna Process and Academic Values

By Ivan Leban, Professor at the University of Ljubljana1 Higher education in Slovenia A Slovenian chemist by profession, I have taught chemistry and crystallography at the University of Ljubljana for 36 years. Influenced by my own international experience as a


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From Reykjavik to Vladivostok: Student Advising Trends from Education USA

By the end of February, EducationUSA will publish over 40 country profiles with student advising trends from Europe and Eurasia. The EducationUSA Trends Report seeks to empower US institutions by uncovering the stories and insights of advisers in the European


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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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Posted in Americas, Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Europe, Mobility Trends

Developments in Central Asian Higher Education

By Sharon Powell WES Coordinator of Resources Development The collapse of the Soviet Union had a profound impact on the education systems of Central Asia. Drastic cuts in funding; the cessation of directives and guidance from Moscow; the repatriation of


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European Curriculum Reform

By Nick Clark Editor, World Education News & Reviews The Bologna reform movement is almost 8 years old, and by now most people familiar with the process are well aware that the new structure of European degrees is based on


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