Education Policy

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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Posted in Current Issue, Education Policy, Humanitarian Issues, Latest on WENR, Middle East

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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Posted in Current Issue, Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Latest on WENR

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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Posted in Americas, Current Issue, Education Policy, 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

India: Mapping Student Mobility From the World’s Number 2 Sender

Indian student mobility will rise in the coming decades. Understanding where students have headed in the recent past – and why – is of critical importance international enrollment managers.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Education Policy, Mobility Trends

Washington’s Patchwork Approach to Inbound Student Mobility: A Guide

The U.S. federal government lacks a unified policy solution to inbound student mobility, but programs and policies designed to attract and retain international students do exist, both within the State Department, and Customs and Immigration. Paul Schulmann offers an overview of the available resources, and tips for navigating them.


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Posted in Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Strategic Internationalization

PRIME: Massive Government Subsidy Seeks to Reshape Higher Education in Korea

In May, Korea announced the recipients of the largest higher education subsidy it’s ever awarded. The PRIME Project will funnel some USD $1.8 billion to 21 higher education institutions. The goal? Increase the number of trained engineers coming out of college, and decrease fine and liberal arts majors. The program will have ripple effects on enrollments, student mobility, and the economy.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Education Policy, Mobility Trends

Post-Ebola Challenges for Education in West Africa

Alexa Tyler Bordner, Credential Evaluator at World Education Services REGISTER FOR FALL WEBINAR SERIES &nbsp In December 2013, an Ebola case was confirmed in Guinea that would spur the first major outbreak of the virus in Africa since 2007, spreading


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Posted in Africa, Education Policy, Humanitarian Issues

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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Posted in Asia Pacific, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education Policy, Education System Profiles