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WENR, September, 2016: Americas

Canada: A New Trend? Canadian Universities Seek U.S. Accreditation

In July, the U.S.-based Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) granted accreditation to Canada-based Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University (SFU). Other applications from Canadian institutions seeking U.S. accreditation are pending.


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Addressing the U.S. Global Partnership Lag

Ian Wright, Director of Partnerships In an era of declining public investment in higher education and increasing global competition for students, a comprehensive internationalization strategy is non-negotiable for higher education institutions of every stripe. “The internationalisation of a university is


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Attracting and Retaining International Students in Canada

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services, Rahul Choudaha – WES Research & Advisory Services CLICK HERE TO ACCESS CORRESPONDING WEBINAR ARCHIVE   As is the case in most developed countries, Canadians are living longer and having fewer


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Could Canada’s International Enrollment Growth Go Cold?

By Paul Schulmann, WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS With its high quality of education, affordability, and concerted efforts to attract skilled immigrants, it is not surprising that Canada is a top destination for international


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Education in a Transitional Libya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Libya faces significant challenges as it transitions to democracy and begins the process of building a new, post-Muammar Gaddafi nation. One of the most important building blocks will be higher education,


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Posted in Africa, Education System Profiles, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Best Practices: Strategies and Processes to Obtain Authentic International Educational Credentials

By Sophia J Lowe, Manager, Community Engagement and Knowledge Exchange, WES Canada Introduction Best Practices: Strategies and Processes to Obtain Authentic International Educational Credentials was developed in response to challenges for consistently assessing and recognizing international academic credentials and the


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International Mobility Data Sources

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews The number of students crossing international borders to attend institutions of higher education has grown significantly in the last few decades, as have the number of reports that track those trends,


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Posted in Archive, Mobility Trends

Speeding the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Canada

A new framework to speed the integration of foreign-trained immigrants into the Canadian workforce was introduced in late November as part of the Canadian Government’s strategy to attract and integrate “ the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce


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Who Counts What in the Top English-language Host Countries?

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews In the first of this two-part series, we take a look behind the mobility statistics reported by the top five English-language higher education receiving countries to see if their data are


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Posted in Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Good Practices for the Recognition of International Credentials in Canada

Timothy Owen & Sophia J. Lowe, World Education Services, Canada This is an abridged and slightly modified version of the Canada country report written by Timothy Owen and Sophia J. Lowe for UNESCO’s Expert Group Meeting on Migration and Education:


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