Universities in Exile: Somaliland, Belarus, and Ukraine

Entire educational institutions can be forced to relocate due to social and political change. How is this happening now and how can we help?

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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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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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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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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe, Special Issue

Central European University: An Exceptional Moment for Hungary, and for International Higher Education

Hungary’s Central European University (CEU) is a small but bright tapestry, a candidate for the title of “most international university” in the world—an enterprise now under siege thanks to restrictive new education laws. CEU Provost Liviu Matei and research fellow Kata Orosz report.

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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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Education in Afghanistan

Deeply compromised by decades of war and conflict, Afghanistan’s education system remains fragile. But 15 years of reconstruction have led to significant gains, including the establishment of a higher education accreditation system and the launch of the country’s first PhD program.

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Education in Syria

Silje Immerstein, Training Manager and Sulaf Al-Shaikhly, QA Manager Education Overview The Education System in Syria Administration and Finance In 2009, 5.1 percent of Syria’s GDP was allocated to education. The Syrian government plays a central role in the administration,

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Barriers to progress: Documentation challenges in Ukraine and Crimea

This article, which focuses on students in Ukraine, is the first in a periodic World Education News & Reviews series that will springboard off of the insights of credential evaluators at World Education Services (WES) to highlight the challenges faced

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Education in the U.K.

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services At its peak, British colonialism affected half the nations on the globe. As a result, the United Kingdom’s educational system emerged as one of the most influential models in the world: Even

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