Iran

Beyond Syria: A Look at Three Other Countries in Crisis

Iran, Bhutan, and Eritrea all send significant numbers of displaced people to the United States and Canada. Understanding the context of their plight and their educational circumstances is key for host institutions hoping to assist them.


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Posted in Humanitarian Issues, Original Research

Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go?

Despite hosting a record number of international students in 2015/16, the U.S. has seen its overall share of the global education market decline in recent years. In the face of increased travel restrictions on students, insight into enrollment patterns in the regions that are most affected can help institutions better plan future international recruitment efforts.


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Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Educating Iran: Demographics, Massification, and Missed Opportunities

The vast majority of Iranian students on U.S. campuses are graduate-level scholars in the engineering and STEM fields. What factors drive them to leave Iran, what are their stay rates, and what are the potential economic costs of barring our doors to them?


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Posted in Middle East, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Education in Iran

An overview of Iran’s education system and of outbound student mobility; includes insight into how to evaluate common Iranian academic credentials at both the secondary and tertiary levels.


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Déjà Vu? The Rise and Fall of Iranian Student Enrollments in the U.S.

U.S.-bound Iranian student mobility has waxed and waned over decades of political enmity between the two nations. Our feature story examines that history, and helps to shed light on the potential impact of the Trump administration’s recent executive order barring travel from Iran and six other countries.


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Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

How will lower oil prices affect international enrollments from OPEC countries?

Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associate at World Education Services Oil prices dropped to a 12-year low in February, throwing oil-dependent economies into turmoil. Given how much oil revenue contributes to the flow of international students coming to the U.S., it’s worth


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Posted in Mobility Trends

Iranian Student Mobility on Growth Path

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS According to the Institute of International Education’s most recent Open Doors report (2013), Iran ranks as the 15th largest source of international students in the


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Posted in Archive, Middle East, Mobility Trends

International Graduate Enrollment Trends in the U.S.

By Li Chang, WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS In the global competition for talent, graduate schools in the U.S. need to develop responsive strategies that diversify their student bodies and adapt to emerging recruitment


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Posted in Americas, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Education in Iran

In this article, we offer an introduction to the education system of Iran, with insight on how best to evaluate common academic credentials from both the secondary and tertiary levels.


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eWENR, May/June 2000: Education in Post-Revolutionary Iran

by Robert Sedgwick VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON IRAN   F ollowing the overthrow of the Shah in 1979, Iran’s education system underwent a dramatic process of Islamization. Schools and universities were viewed as particularly crucial for re-educating the masses and


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