Middle East

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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WENR, February 2016: Middle East

THE ranks Arab universities

The Times Higher Education’s unveiled its preliminary ranking of the top 15 universities in the Arab world in late January. None of the 15 made it into the THE’s list of top 300 institutions…

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The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services Introduction The Syrian conflict has been covered extensively in the news since its violent inception in the spring of 2011. This conflict has resulted in extreme loss of life, societal destruction and

Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

WENR, December 2015: Middle East

Scholarship initiatives in the Gulf Region

Scholarships are key in encouraging student mobility out of the Gulf region, as governments in Gulf countries put initiatives into place to support students to study abroad. This…

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WENR, November 2015: Middle East

Arab Universities Move up in Global Rankings

The Times Higher Education released a list this week of what it believes to be the best 801 universities in the world. While they may not occupy high up positions…

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Established and Emerging Hubs for International Education in Africa and the Middle East

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW EDUCATION IN EGYPT WEBINAR ARCHIVE   Scores of countries, regions and cities around the world have established or declared their intentions to establish themselves as regional or global education hubs. Typically

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Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA   In the January 2012 issue of WENR we offered a guide to obtaining and evaluating authentic secondary credentials from Saudi Arabia, focusing specifically

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Scholarships Drive Growth in Students from Kuwait

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   The number of students from Kuwait in the United States has been increasing at a double-digit growth rate each year since 2007. According to

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Iranian Student Mobility on Growth Path

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS According to the Institute of International Education’s most recent Open Doors report (2013), Iran ranks as the 15th largest source of international students in the

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The World Ranking of Universities in Developing Regions

  VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN BRAZIL The three most-watched world university rankings are released every year between August and October in what has become known as ‘rankings season.’ Invariably the headlines focus on U.S. and UK dominance, with a

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