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The Article 26 Backpack: A New Tool for Empowering Vulnerable Youth

The Article 26 Backpack was developed as a new human rights tool to help ensure refugees’ academic and employment mobility. A look at how the backpack helps young people displaced by conflict in Syria.


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International Relations and Signals of Change in International Education

There is a symbiotic relationship between international relations and international education that cannot be ignored. When international affairs are relatively stable, it can be easy to forget this relationship. However, during times of turbulence, the effects can be drastic.


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International Education in a Difficult and Uncertain U.S. Political Environment

The travel ban fiasco and other actions out of Washington have damaged U.S. higher education, and shaken the long held perception among students, their parents, and others of the United States as an open and welcoming country for international education.


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Education in Thailand

Current trends in education and international student mobility in Thailand, with an overview of the education system, institutions, and qualifications.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Current Issue, Education System Profiles, Enrollment & Recruiting, Latest on WENR

Sustainable Development Goals: a New Framework for the Future of International Higher Education?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 UN Agenda offer an opportunity for the global higher education community to evaluate how universities contribute.


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Higher Education’s Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases

The importance of providing refugees from Syria and elsewhere opportunities to continue and complete higher education is clear to many countries. We look at 4 examples of national refugee integration.


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Posted in Americas, Current Issue, Education Policy, Europe, Humanitarian Issues, Latest on WENR

Academic Fraud, Corruption, and Implications for Credential Assessment

From contract cheating and plagiarism to the fraudulent licensing of institutions, academic corruption and fraud create very real problems for institutions. We discuss common types of misconduct and effective remedies.


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Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

The black market for fraudulent degrees, diplomas, and credentials has enormous economic and social consequences. Despite the wicked nature of the problem, here are 9 strategies for mitigating the negative impact of diploma mills.


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Georgia: A Post-Soviet Model for Fighting Academic Corruption

In post-soviet Georgia, policy reform has virtually extinguished bribery and other forms of corruption in public services, including higher education – an achievement that could serve as a model for other post-Communist countries.


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Understanding the Causes and Social Costs of Academic Corruption

What global and local macro-trends contribute to corruption in academia? How are individuals, higher education institutions, and civil society affected?


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