Education Policy

Could Germany’s Vocational Education and Training System Be a Model for the U.S.?

Germany has one of the most productive workforces in the world. The country’s vocational education and training system may provide insights for the U.S., where interest in formalized workforce training is gaining steam.


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Posted in Americas, Education Policy, Europe, Skilled Workforce Development, Vocational Education and Training

Economic Storm: The Crisis of Education in Puerto Rico

Before Hurricane Maria thrust Puerto Rico into the U.S. media spotlight for a few months, the island’s education system was already in dire straits. Puerto Rico now faces the closure of a third of its schools, and the most severe higher education budget cuts in U.S. history.


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How Increasing Economic Diversity Among International Students Benefits Higher Education Institutions

Prioritizing economic diversity as well a diversity of home country can help institutions maintain a rich international mix of students in a difficult recruitment environment.


Posted in Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting

Confucius Institutes and U.S. Exchange Programs: Public Diplomacy Through Education

While we consider the important questions that are raised by the presence of Confucius Institutes on U.S. campuses – especially in the context of current White House “America First” rhetoric, policies, and personnel – it’s an opportune time to consider how Public Diplomacy through education has been used in the past.


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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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Posted in Education Policy, Humanitarian Issues, 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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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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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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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, Current Issue, Education Policy, Latest on WENR, Mobility Trends