Gyeongsan University renamed (South Korea)

Gyeongsan University (경산₁대학교), a private university located in Gyeongsan City, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, was renamed Hosan University (호산대학교) in 2015. Note: This is a separate institution from Gyeongsang National University (경상대학교), a natio

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South Korea’s Credit Banking System Turns 20 - Part 1: A Look Back

Since its inception in 1998, the South Korean Credit Bank System has grown in leaps and bounds.  From 1998 to 2007, the credit bank registered 279,530 lifelong learners striving for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. From 2008 to 2017, over 1.1 million

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Central European University (Hungary) relocating to Vienna

Central European University (CEU), an institution founded by George Soros Foundation, announced its departure from Hungary after its current government claims it did not comply with its current law on foreign educational institutions in Hungary. CEU plan

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Online Verification: Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile)

The newly issued and reissued documents can be verified online via Select the Verificación Certificados on the right.  The two pieces of information you need are at the bottom of the transcript. The documents contain a QR co

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Kazakhstan to introduce 12-year primary-secondary school system

According to the "One Hundred Steps on Five Institutional Reforms" developed by the Ministry of Education and Science, primary and secondary education in Kazakhstan is transitioning towards a 12-year system.  Along with the extra year of school education

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ECE attends Sudanese-American Collaboration Forum in Khartoum

At the end of October, a group of 40 US higher education professionals, representing 30 institutions, travelled to Khartoum to participate in the first Sudanese-American Collaboration Forum on Higher Education and Scientific Research. After 20 years, the

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Online Verification: Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya (India)

Online verification of results for Mahatma Gandhi University in Meghalaya is available at, using the enrollment number listed on the documents. When entering the enrollment number, do not include slashes (/). Verification of cer

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ECE attends the AACRAO / IIE PEER working group meeting in NYC

From October 25-26, as part of a recently formed collaborative working group, I attended the Institute of International Education (IIE) PEER – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) workshop entitled “Best Practice

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Documentation Requirements: Do you know what to ask for?

I have traveled the world to deliver credential evaluation workshops to different types of clients. Over the years, I have noticed that one of the most common issues amongst credential evaluators is the question of documentation requirements. If you are

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Fall 2018 issue of NAFSA’s IEM Spotlight e-newsletter now available

The Fall 2018 issue of NAFSA’s IEM Spotlight e-newsletter is now available for access online here.  This issue focuses on topics related to the internationalization of schools and curricula, particularly in East Asian secondary schools.  This issue also

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