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Education in Canada

Canada, the northernmost country in the Americas, is characterized by a combination of sparsely populated provinces and territories, a handful of large vibrant cities, and an active embrace of large-scale immigration.

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Education in Nigeria

Education in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won its independence from Great Britain in 1948, and enshrined the right to a free education in the constitution some 30 years later. Despite the ravages of a 27-year civil war that began in 1983 and ended in 2009, the country maintains some of the highest…

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Education in Nigeria

Education in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation, more commonly and simply known as “Russia,” is a complex, heterogeneous state. Home to some 143.4 million citizens, its population includes a sizable number of ethnic minorities besides the Russian majority. Most citizens…
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Education in Nigeria

Education in Lebanon

Once part of the Ottoman Empire’s province of Syria, Lebanon won its independence from France in 1943. Its modern borders were drawn by the French in 1920, under the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon. During the French mandate, the National Covenant required…

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Education in Nigeria

Education in South Africa

Twenty-three years after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains a country of both promise and discord. With a population 55.6 million (2016, government census) it is, alongside Nigeria, one of the African continent’s two largest economies.

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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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