Massification of Higher Education

Education in China

by Rachel Michael, Credential Evaluator and Mini Gu, Area Specialist Introduction With a population of almost 1.4 billion and a burgeoning middle class, China sends more students abroad than any other country in the world. Around 460,000 Chinese nationals were


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Developing International Education Hubs in Asia

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Facing demographic challenges, or looking to retool and grow their economies, a number of countries across Asia have been competing over the last decade to attract the best students and, in


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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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The Booming International Schools Sector

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews ACCESS WES WEBINAR ARCHIVE: “EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA”   The demand for an English-medium international school education has been growing at a steady clip over the last 20 years to the


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Higher Education in Vietnam: Student Growth, Faculty Shortages and International Partnerships

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN VIETNAM   Two-thirds of the population of Vietnam is under the age of 30 and the state is struggling to cope with the rapidly growing demand


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Offshore Medical Schools in the Caribbean

By Antonella Parolini and Cindy Platek, Credential Evaluators, World Education Services What are offshore medical schools? Offshore medical schools are medical institutions outside the United States that mainly cater to international medical students, most of them U.S. or Canadian citizens.


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Caribbean Medical Education – the Process

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education Services The business of educating aspiring U.S. medical professionals internationally, and in the Caribbean in particular, has exploded in the last decade. By and large, the schools that cater to overseas students in the


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Reforming Indian Higher Education, A Step in the Right Direction

By Kanika Tandon VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA   The much-talked about Yashpal Committee report on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education released in June, 2009, comes as a boon to India’s ailing higher education sector. Its key


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Shifting Demographics in Higher Education in Asia

By Bie Dunrong The Asian region is now going through a period of rapid and far-reaching economic and social changes, driven particularly by the impact of accelerating globalization, increased economic modernization, and transition toward a knowledge-based society. Higher education in


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Regional Accreditation Initiatives in Central America

Introduction Responding to huge growth in demand for tertiary-level studies across Central America in recent decades, universities and colleges have been opening in ever increasing numbers. The response has mainly come from the private sector, however, and has occurred with


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