‘University of the Desert’ Taking Shape

By Paul Rigg Recently in Madrid the Universities of Leeds; Managua; Berkeley and Pretoria joined forces with over a dozen others in Algeria, Cuba and Spain to support a unique ‘University of the Desert.’ The planned ‘University of Tifariti’ has now – for the first…

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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This edition of World Education News and Reviews continues our review of the development of accreditation procedures in higher education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In this issue the focus is on two Caribbean nations: The Dominican Republic and Cuba. These two countries should…

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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Cuba

Cuba Junta Nacional de Acreditación (JAN) Background: In 1976, the Cuban government opened 26 new institutions of higher education and created the Ministry of Higher Education, an administrative body charged with overseeing all of the nation’s tertiary institutions. The development of Cuban higher education had…

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eWENR, March/April 1999: The Americas (Regional News)

UNITED STATES Slightly more than one-third of all colleges responding to the most recent College Bound National Admissions Survey reported no change in the number of international enrollments for 1998 compared with the previous year. Another 34 percent said they admitted more foreign students than…

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