Middle East

Student Segmentation for an Effective International Enrollment Strategy

By Rahul Choudaha – WES Research & Advisory Services, Li Chang – WES Research & Advisory Services, Paul Schulmann – WES Research & Advisory Services CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT AND ACCESS ARCHIVED WEBINAR SERIES   According to


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Strategic Internationalization

International Academic Mobility:
Kuwait

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN QATAR, KUWAIT, AND U.A.E.   In previous editions of Under the Radar, we profiled Iran and Qatar as countries in the Middle East that have


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Education in a Transitional Libya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Libya faces significant challenges as it transitions to democracy and begins the process of building a new, post-Muammar Gaddafi nation. One of the most important building blocks will be higher education,


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Posted in Africa, Education System Profiles, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Globally Mobile Saudi Students: Agents of Economic, Social & Cultural Transformation?

By Yoko Kono ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS Higher education advancement is closely tied to the development of a nation, and despite its relative wealth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is no exception.  In 2009, KSA adopted the


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Qatar, Building a National and Regional Knowledge Economy

Qatar, Building a National and Regional Knowledge Economy

Since gaining independence from the British in 1971, Qatar has grown from being one of the poorer countries in the Persian Gulf to achieving the highest level of per capita income in the world (by a long shot). Qatar’s wealth is derived largely from its vast oil and gas reserves, and with a population of just over 2 million (est. 2013), the tiny emirate punches well above its weight in terms of regional influence. Nonetheless, demographic issues are cause for significant concern among Qatari citizens (less than 250,000) who accounted for just 6 percent of the 1.25-million strong national workforce in 2009.


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Education in Iran

In this article, we offer an introduction to the education system of Iran, with insight on how best to evaluate common academic credentials from both the secondary and tertiary levels.


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Education in Turkey

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews Ari Mihael, Assistant Director World Education Services VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN TURKEY   There are 81 provinces in Turkey distributed across seven regions. The education system is centrally managed in


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Obtaining Authentic Secondary Credentials from Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews and Ari Mihael, WES Assistant Director and Area Specialist Universities around the world have seen huge increases in the numbers of Saudi students enrolling on their campuses over the last half


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Posted in Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles, Middle East

WES Data Trends Among Saudi Applicants for Credential Evaluation

By Yoko Kono, Research Associate, WES Research and Advisory Services Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Since 1989, information specialists at World Education Services (WES) have been using and maintaining a state-of-the-art credential evaluation database known as AICES


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Working with Academic Credentials from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

By WES Staff VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN QATAR, KUWAIT, AND U.A.E. What follows is a quick primer on the academic systems of three states in the Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. While education authorities


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