Credential Evaluation Issues

The Huikao, the Academic Proficiency Test, and Shanghai Variations: A Look at China’s High School Exams

China’s most famous standardized exam, the gaokao, is famously competitive and notoriously difficult. But what of the huikao and other national exams?


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Education in the Russian Federation

A look at current trends in education and international student mobility in the Russian Federation. Includes an overview of the education system, a survey of recent changes and reforms, and a guide to institutions and qualifications. Learn more.


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Lessons From Germany’s Refugee Crisis: Integration, Costs, and Benefits

Germany has taken in more refugees since 2015 than any other European nation. Which programs have helped most? Which have fallen short? And what are the short-term and long-term benefits of the overall effort?


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Early Insights From Canada: What Help Do Refugees Need to Enroll in North American Higher Education?

How can institutions help students who are among the tens of thousands of newly arrived refugees in Canada and the U.S.? Discover insights from a small-scale WES pilot project.


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Education in Lebanon

A look at current trends in Lebanese education and student mobility. Includes an overview of the complexities of the country’s higher education system, and tips for credential evaluation.


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Education in South Africa

23 years after the end of apartheid, equity and quality remain the two big stories of South African education. Learn about the overall education system, student mobility trends, and educational qualifications.


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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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Migration Paths: How Do Highly Skilled Workers Make Their Way to Canada?

With Immigrant interest in Canada surging, WES surveyed 7,120 applicants for Canada’s skilled worker program to better understand their backgrounds and skills.


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A User’s Guide: China’s New Non-Standardized Degree Certificate

A WES credential analyst provides simple, easy tips for authenticating the non-standardized Chinese degree certificates that started flooding admissions offices in 2017.


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Recruiting and Working With Nigerian Students: An EducationUSA Q&A

Nancy Keteku, EducationUSA’s regional advising coordinator for West and Central Africa, addresses frequently asked questions from admissions officers seeking to recruit and admit Nigerian students. Topics include visas, agents, and standardized test requirements.


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