Post-Ebola Challenges for Education in West Africa

Alexa Tyler Bordner, Credential Evaluator, WES 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 by land from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, over…

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International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective

By Alejandro Ortiz, Li Chang, Yuanyuan Fang, Research & Advisory Services, WES International students contributed almost $27 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2014, which corresponds to a 12 percent increase versus 2013 ($24 billion). The growth has been driven largely by students from…

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Haiti Education Profile: Post-Earthquake

By Richard André, WES Research Assistant The poverty of education Two months have passed since the Caribbean nation of Haiti was ravaged by a massive earthquake. The disaster took the lives of more than 250,000 Haitians and caused an estimated $8-$14 billion in physical damage,…

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‘University of the Desert’ Taking Shape

By Paul Rigg Recently in Madrid the Universities of Leeds; Managua; Berkeley and Pretoria joined forces with over a dozen others in Algeria, Cuba and Spain to support a unique ‘University of the Desert.’ The planned ‘University of Tifariti’ has now – for the first…

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