Understanding and Evaluating Summer Courses

It's July and while many of us might be enjoying summer vacations or trying to stay cool and not get sunburned, some students may have elected to enroll in summer courses.  The transcripts might land on your desk in the fall, with a student looking to se

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Institution Established: Guru Ravidas Ayurved University (India)

Guru Ravidas Ayurved University, located in Hoshiarpur, was established as a State University in 2011 by the Government of Punjab, India. The university was founded to promote education and research in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidha

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Online Verification: Secretaría de Educación de Guanajuato (Mexico)

The Secretaría de Educación de Guanajuato (SEG) in Mexico has implemented an online system for verifying Certificados de Estudios for Bachillerato programs.  The online verification system is called SABES (Sistema Avanzado de Bachillerato y Educación Sup

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Krea University to offer liberal education in Andhra Pradesh (India)

A proposed bill is in the works for the establishment of a new state private university in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Krea University is set to open its doors in the fall of 2018, offering four-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Hono

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New Indian government bill proposes replacing UGC by HECI

The Ministry of Human Resources proposed a draft bill seeking to repeal the University Grants Commission Act, 1951 and creating the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). According to the proposal, the new commission will deal only with academic ma

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Our thoughts on the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference

This year's NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo was held in Philadelphia, PA. Several of our employees attended this year and we asked them about their experience.  Here's what they had to say: Jack Nelson, Director of Market Development: I typically spend

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Scuola di Musica di Fiesole authorized to award AFAM titles

 Per Ministerial decree of 5 August 2013, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole has been authorized to award university-level Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello (First-Level Academic Diploma) qualifications in a variety of instrumental performance majors.  The sc

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Our Summary of the Groningen Declaration Network Meeting in Paris

The Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting was held in Paris in April, with presenters and attendees sharing a wealth of information that lived up to the setting at the former Université Pierre et Marie Curie, now part of the Sorbonne Universités.

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University renamed

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University opened on 1 January 2005 as a result of the merger of Port Elizabeth Technikon the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) and the Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University. On January 20, 2017, the institution changed i

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Xavier medical schools in the Caribbean

There are two separate and distinct Caribbean medical schools that were known as Xavier University School of Medicine. One of them is located in Aruba and it continues to carry the name Xavier University School of Medicine . The other institution, called

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List of Universities Closed Down by National Universities Commission (Nigeria)

On 28 May 2018, the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria issued a bulletin stating that the following institutions have not been licensed by the Federal Government and have been closed down: 1) University of Accountancy and Management Studie

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Tips for Verifying Educational Documents

Foreign credential evaluation is a process which involves a number of different steps: These are the key elements of the evaluation process. Before we reach our conclusion, we need to review the documentation. First priority is to establish whether the d

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