August 2018 Volume 31, Issue 6

Educating the Masses: The Rise of Online Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Often criticized as a poor substitute for in-person teaching, online education is also a promising means to widen access to education in developing countries.


Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Asia Pacific, Global Trends

Universities in Exile: Somaliland, Belarus, and Ukraine

Entire educational institutions can be forced to relocate due to social and political change. How is this happening now and how can we help?


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Europe, Humanitarian Issues

Transnational Education: Sino-Foreign Cooperative Universities in China

Can Sino-foreign cooperative joint universities can help establish and expand university operations in mainland China? What is the trajectory of students who graduate from these institutions?


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Asia Pacific

An Introduction to China’s College English Test (CET)

In 2017, nearly 10 million people took China’s College English Test (CET), making it the largest evaluation of non-native English skills in the world. Learn about its structure, interpreting CET grades, and more.


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Asia Pacific

Third-Party Pathway Programs – A Guide to Negotiating Contracts

Often criticized, online education is also considered a promising means to increase access to education in developing countries.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research

Education in the United Arab Emirates

This article includes an overview of the K-12 landscape, a guide to higher education institutions and their admissions requirements, and a look at mobility trends among inbound and outbound students.


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Education System Profiles, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East

WENR, August 2018: Africa

Uganda: Medical Regulatory Bodies Urge Adopting External Examinations for Medical Graduates;

Kenya: Government Invests in Vocational Education and Training; and more!


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, August 2018: Americas

U.S.: DeVos Ends Obama-Era Safeguards Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

Canada: Saudi Arabia to Withdraw Students From Canada; and more!


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR. August 2018: Asia-Pacific:

China: Government Seeks to Boost International Enrollments by Allowing Students to Work Part-Time

Australia: Volume of Australian Education Exports Reaches New Record High; and more!


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, August 2018: Europe

U.K.: New UUKi Report Highlights Importance of International Collaboration to the U.K.;

Poland: Coventry University to Open as First International Campus in Poland; and more!


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries