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Education in Nigeria

Education in Turkey

A look at current trends in education and international student mobility in Turkey. Includes an overview of the education system, a snapshot of the impact of political conflicts on Turkey’s education system, and a guide to institutions and qualifications.

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Education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria

An updated look at Nigeria’s education system, featuring an overview of the higher education sector and quality challenges, sample documents, grade equivalencies and more.

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Education in IranEducation in Iran

Despite the end of international nuclear sanctions in 2016, Iran’s economy remains unstable. High youth unemployment, even among college graduates, and out-migration of skilled citizens are just two of the ongoing challenges…

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Education in Germany

As the largest country in Europe, Germany has, in the wake of recent events like the ongoing refugee crisis, the European sovereign debt crisis, and even the British Brexit vote, been in the spotlight. All of these developments…

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Education in AfghanistanEducation in Afghanistan

Deeply compromised by wars and conflict that have lasted for more than thirty years, Afghanistan’s education system remains fragile. Since the 2001 fall of the Taliban, however, reconstruction efforts have led to substantial progress…

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Education in MexicoEducation in Mexico

One of the defining features of Mexico’s education system over recent decades has been that of expansive enrollment growth. From 1950 to 2000, total student enrollments in the formal education system primary school through graduate studies increased…

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Education in TaiwanEducation in Taiwan

This article provides an overview of Taiwan’s educational system in the context of current events, including a political transition, the impact of rapid massification of Taiwan’s higher education sector, and Taiwan’s declining birth rates…

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Education in Syria

In 2009, 5.1 percent of Syria’s GDP was allocated to education. The Syrian government plays a central role in the administration, planning, and supervision of education in the country. The Syrian Ministry of Education supervises basic and secondary education, including…

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Education in China

With a population of almost 1.4 billion and a burgeoning middle class, China sends more students abroad than any other country. Around 460,000 Chinese nationals were enrolled at foreign educational institutions in 2014, a rise of 11 percent over the previous…

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Education in the U.K.

At its peak, British colonialism affected half the nations on the globe. As a result, the United Kingdom’s educational system emerged as one of the most influential models in the world: Even today, British credentials are awarded at more than 10,000 independent schools globally. Higher education…

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Education in Colombia

In this article we will provide an overview of the Colombian education system, highlighting its history development, structure and grading scales. We also take a look at current and future trends in international academic mobility from the country. WES recently presented a webinar on…

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Education in France

In this article, we provide an overview of the French education system, with a look at the structure, credentials and recent history. We also take stock of French efforts to internationalize the education system, both in terms of outbound…

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