May 2017, Volume 30, issue 4

$39.4 Billion: The Money We Miss by Under-Employing College-Educated Immigrants

Doctors working as cabbies, engineers as janitors: That’s the story of one in four college-educated immigrants in the U.S. A look at the barriers, costs, and solutions.


Posted in Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Lessons From Germany’s Refugee Crisis: Integration, Costs, and Benefits

Germany has taken in more refugees since 2015 than any other European nation. Which programs have helped most? Which have fallen short? And what are the short-term and long-term benefits of the overall effort?


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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe, Humanitarian Issues, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Early Insights From Canada: What Help Do Refugees Need to Enroll in North American Higher Education?

How can institutions help students who are among the tens of thousands of newly arrived refugees in Canada and the U.S.? Discover insights from a small-scale WES pilot project.


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Education in Lebanon

A look at current trends in Lebanese education and student mobility. Includes an overview of the complexities of the country’s higher education system, and tips for credential evaluation.


Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles

Education in South Africa

23 years after the end of apartheid, equity and quality remain the two big stories of South African education. Learn about the overall education system, student mobility trends, and educational qualifications.


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles, Mobility Trends

WENR, May 2017: Africa

South Africa: Law Programs at Four Universities May Lose Accreditation

Quality challenges at South African law programs; Kenyan reforms seek to address degree fraud; Zimbabwe focuses on ways to combat degree mills.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Asia Pacific

Japan: International Enrollments up by Almost 15 Percent

Rising International Enrollments in Japan; college mergers in Singapore; accreditation reforms in India.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Europe

Hungary: Orbán Bends to Legal Threats Against Restrictive Higher Education Law

Central European University gets a reprieve; refugee enrollments rise in Germany; and more.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Middle East

U.S. Temporary Visas from Muslim-Majority Countries Down

Egypt pursues int’l enrollments; decline in temporary U.S. visa applications may signal softening int’l education interest, and more.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: The Americas

North America: Call to Strengthen U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Partnerships in New Political Era

Calls to strengthen U.S.-Mexico transnational partnerships; a new Brazilian scholarship program; and more.


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries