International Education: It’s a Buyer’s Market

By Nick Clark and Robert Sedgwick International Students: It’s a Buyer’s Market Globalization and the challenge of competing in today’s knowledge-based economy has, in recent years, sparked a race to recruit the world’s best brains. The United States has long been the number one destination…

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Japan and Transnational Higher Education

Fujio Ohmori As early as this year, the Japanese government is expected to implement new policies to recognize transnational higher education both domestically and internationally. On March 29, 2004, the Ministry of Education published its study group’s report on quality assurance of transnational higher education….

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Middle Eastern Students Find Options at Home and Elsewhere

By Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR A number of articles have appeared in the press as of late bemoaning the first downturn in international student enrollments in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Much of the concern has focused on the diminishing cohorts of students…

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The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview

By Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, WES, and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR I. Introduction Since the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999, Europe has gradually been moving toward a two-tiered system of higher education based on separate bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Countries that have the…

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Bologna Country Updates: Czech Republic

By Nick Clark, Assistant Editor, WENR Legislative Framework In 1992 the Czech and Slovak Federation was dissolved and each republic became independent. In both republics the same higher education reform was passed in 1991. The new law abolished central planning by the ministries and re-established…

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