Online Verification: Universidad Monteávila (Venezuela)

Academic transcripts issued by Universidad_Monteávila contain information necessary to perform an online verification.  At the bottom of the transcript, there should be a barcode and a URL link with a 7-character alphanumeric code at the end. To perform

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Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees: Emerging Trends in U.S. Higher Education - Part 1: Challenges

Part I: Challenges For many of us working within the field of international education, 2017 was a year filled with uncertainty and confusion. It was even more difficult for people coming to the U.S. Yet, they persevered. They arrived ready to start a new

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Zimbabwe to establish online database of degree holders

The Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) is developing a national database of degree holders. This initiative came after a surge of fraudulent or questionable degrees appeared on the market. The future database is also envisioned to

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Merger of Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – Paris VI) (France)

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – Paris VI) merged on 1 January 2018 to form Sorbonne Université. Both locations have been retained as campuses of the new university.

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Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University renamed (Russia)

Pyatigorsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages was renamed Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University in 1995. As of 2016, it is known as Pyatigorsk State University (Пятигорский государственный университет).

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End of Four-Month Strike at Université Marien Ngouabi (Republic of the Congo)

In September 2017, the teaching and administrative staff at Université Marien Ngouabi went on strike due to unpaid wages and allowances. The strike ended this month as some of the arrears have been paid and negotiations continue for the remainder. Staff

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FLAME University established as private university (India)

In 2015, FLAME University in Pune was established with degree-granting authority by the state of Maharashtra (FLAME University Act 2014). Prior to its recognition as a university, the institution was known as FLAME - Foundation for Liberal and Management

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"University" cut from names of 14 deemed-to-be-university institutions in India

In a follow-up to the November 2017 Supreme Court Mandate ordering 123 "deemed-to-be-university" institutions to drop the "university" from their name, 14 institutions struggled to submit alternate names to the University Grants Commission (UGC).  In Ind

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Institution Renamed: Universidade Norte do Paraná - UNOPAR (Brazil)

Universidade Norte do Paraná - UNOPAR, which became a university in 1997, officially changed its name to Universidade Pitágoras Unopar on September 2, 2016.

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