April 2017, Volume 30, issue 3

Migration Paths: How Do Highly Skilled Workers Make Their Way to Canada?

With Immigrant interest in Canada surging, WES surveyed 7,120 applicants for Canada’s skilled worker program to better understand their backgrounds and skills.


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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Education in Turkey

A look at current trends in education and international student mobility in Turkey. Includes an overview of the education system, a survey of recent changes and reforms, and a guide to institutions and qualifications.


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Posted in Education System Profiles, Middle East

More and Younger: Outbound Student Mobility Among Chinese High School Students

Chinese high school students are coming to the U.S. and Canada in increasing numbers. Credential analyst Mini Gu examines the trend, the factors driving it, and more.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

A User’s Guide: China’s New Non-Standardized Degree Certificate

A WES credential analyst provides simple, easy tips for authenticating the non-standardized Chinese degree certificates that started flooding admissions offices in 2017.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Credential Evaluation Issues

WENR, April 2017: Africa

Kenya: Multiple Universities Put On Notice After Identification of Degree Irregularities

A recent government audit found quality issues at most of Kenya’s 70 universities, many affecting the integrity of degrees.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: The Americas

Canada: Surge in International Applications

Canadian universities are reporting a rise in international applications, most notably from the U.S. and India.


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: Asia Pacific

Taiwan: Demographic Pressures Expected to Reshape Higher Education System

The number of Taiwanese students is expected to drop by almost 40 percent by 2028. The decline will likely spur spending cuts at universities, and to lead to school closures and mergers.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: Europe

Hungary: Government Proposes New Restrictions on Foreign-Funded Universities

Hungary’s right-wing government may implement strict new requirements for foreign-funded universities. Among the 28 affected universities is the 25-year-old, Soros-funded Central European University.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: Middle East

Iran: Graduate Students’ Future in the U.S. Uncertain

While the second iteration of the U.S. president’s travel ban has been temporarily halted, uncertainty about future visa restrictions promises to have an impact on enrollments of students from affected countries, especially Iran.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries