Humanitarian Issues

The Refugee Crisis and Higher Education: Access Is One Issue. Credentials Are Another.

Only one percent of all university-age refugees now enroll in higher education. Two solutions could accelerate access to tertiary-level coursework and verifiable credentials: One is technical, and the other painstakingly human.


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The Institutional Race for International Tuition Dollars: Are the Costs Acceptable?

National and institutional policies around the globe explicitly view international students through a short-term financial lens. But as we balance economic imperatives and higher education’s core mission, we must always ask: Can we justify the ethical, academic, and civic tradeoffs we’re making?


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Countries in Turmoil

2015 set a new and troubling record: For the first time ever, an estimated 60 million people were displaced from their homes by war, conflict, and persecution. At the same time, oil prices crashed to a 12-year low, and oil-dependent


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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, 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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Posted in Education System Profiles, Europe, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East

The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services Introduction The Syrian conflict has been covered extensively in the news since its violent inception in the spring of 2011. This conflict has resulted in extreme loss of life, societal destruction and


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

How Master’s Students Choose Institutions: Research on International Student Segmentation

By Zhengrong Lu, Paul Schulmann – WES Research & Advisory Services DOWNLOAD REPORT ACCESS WEBINAR ARCHIVE     During the 2013/14 academic year, there were 181,371 international students pursuing master’s degrees in the U.S. This represents an increase of over


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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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International Recruitment for Master’s Programs: Trends, Issues, and Insights to Reshape Your International Enrollment Strategy

By Li Chang, Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), nearly two out of five (38%) first-time graduates in OECD countries obtained a


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International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective

By Alejandro Ortiz, Li Chang,  Yuanyuan Fang – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   International students contributed almost $27 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2014, which corresponds to a 12 percent increase


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