Credit Mobility

Study Abroad: Can U.S. Institutions Do Better? Trends, Benefits, Access, and Equity

U.S. students’ study abroad participation rates are creeping up, while the duration of programs is plummeting. Available research can help shed lights on who gets to participate, the impact of short term programs, and how to increase both access and benefits for the widest possible range of participants.


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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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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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A Guide to the GCE A Level

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, more commonly known as the GCE A Level, is a school leaving qualification offered by secondary schools, sixth form colleges and further education colleges


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Understanding Transnational Education, Its Growth and Implications

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews The dynamics of internationalization are changing. Many of the students that traditionally would have traveled overseas to study for an international qualification are now pursuing foreign degrees in their home, or


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The Bologna Process – A Significant Step in the Modularization of Higher Education

By Lloyd Armstrong, University Professor, University of Southern California Modularization is critical to the success of industrial globalization because it enables global maximization of the production process by utilizing “best” producers of different modules. There are certainly components of cross-border


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Making Sense of International Joint Degrees in Canada and Beyond

By Nick Clark, Editor, WENR and Sophia Lowe, Research and Policy Analyst, WES Canada Cross-border university enrollments have been skyrocketing over the past decade, however, the global expansion and internationalization of post-secondary education should still be considered in its formative


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Canadian Applied Degrees: Struggling for Recognition

By Hasmik Sargsyan, Credential Evaluator, WES Canada As with many countries around the world, the postsecondary structure and degree offerings of Canadian higher education are in a state of evolution, especially with growing demand for access to degree programs. As


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Building a Regional Academic Credit System in Latin America

By Jane Knight SICA and CAT are new tools that have been developed to help create a common academic credit system and a “community of higher education” in Latin America. SICA stands for Sistema de Creditos Academicos (System for Academic


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WENR, January/February 2004: The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview

The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview By Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, WES and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR I. Introduction Since the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999, Europe has gradually been moving toward a two-tiered system of higher education


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