ECE®Aid – You Can Help Someone in Need

In August 2016 Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) introduced ECE®Aid.  Zachary Holochwost , a Research Evaluator at ECE, was involved in the development of this project and has been tapped to lead the initiative as the new ECE®Aid Administrator. We

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Pearson Education Ltd. Introduces New Logo

As of January 2017, a new Pearson logo will appear on certificates and exam papers.

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New Exam Structure for Medical Students of University of Kufa (Iraq)

Based on a recent partnership with the University of Leicester (UK), students of the medical faculty of University of Kufa sit comprehensive modular semester-end exams. Unlike the traditional system where each subject was graded individually, the officia

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Tishreen University/University of Tartous (Syria) Documentation Update

This is an update to the University of Tartous (Syria) Established post. A recently-issued official transcript and graduation certificate was submitted in an envelope that is stamped/sealed by the University of Tartous. However, the documents that were e

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Université de Lokossa Established (Benin)

Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), established in 1970 as Université du Dahomey, consisted of 15 institutions and seven university centers ((Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Dangbo, Lokossa et Aplahoué) . In 2015,  the centers which are located

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WJEC Eduqas to Offer Reformed Ofqual Qualifications in England

Eduqas is part of WJEC, formerly known as Welsh Joint Education Committee, formed to offer GCSE, AS, and A level qualifications in England following the 2015 reforms to these qualifications. The reason for the new brand is that state schools in Wales wil

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Uttar Pradesh Technical University Renamed (India)

Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was renamed Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in 2015. UPTU was established in 2000. It was temporarily divided into Gautam Buddha (or Buddh) Technical University, Lucknow and Mahamaya Technical Univers

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Online Verification: Damascus University

This is an update to the Digitally Enhanced Diplomas Issued by Damascus University (Syria) news post of May 11, 2016. Damascus University online database is now available for 2016 graduates.  There are two ways to verify the degree: using either the barc

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IERF Releases Results of the Online Survey on Admission Practices for UK Qualifications

The results of the IERF survey on admissions practices with regard to GCSEs, AS Levels, A Levels and BTEC qualifications are now available on the Message Board: O & A Levels and Other British Qualifications

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Update: Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University Relocated to Kiev (Ukraine)

Update:  Crimean oldest university, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University in Simferopol, relocated to Kiev in February 2016 to continue to provide education to Ukrainian students. It offers programs of study available full-time, part-time, and via d

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Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI) Merger (Russia)

Moscow Polytechnic University (Московский политехнический университет) was established in 2016 via a merger of Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI) (Московский государственный машиностроительный университет (МАМИ)) and Moscow State Un

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Custom-Designed Degree Diploma Formats Introduced in Poland

Per decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education in 2011, Polish higher education institutions are not obligated to use the standardized national diploma format. As early as 2013, a number of Polish HEIs have approved their own degree diploma

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Full List of Institutional Closures Made Public in Turkey

Under the measures of State Emergency Law, Turkish government closed hundreds of private institutions, organizations and businesses. The complete list was published in the Official Gazette of 23 July 2016 (No.20160723). The list is divided into five anne

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Online Verification: University of Auckland Graduate Database available online

Information published on the University of Auckland Graduate Database website allows you to confirm the graduation of students at The University of Auckland from February 1996 to the most recent graduation. Note: Only students who have formally graduated

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Proposed Changes to Secondary Education Signed by Brazilian President

On September 22nd the Brazilian president, Michel Temer, signed a provisional decree with proposals for changes in the ensino médio (secondary education), envisioning their implementation in early 2017. The proposed changes can be summarized as follows:

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Punjab School Education Board 2016 Exam Results Published

Current year exam results are available at http://punjab.indiaresults.com/pseb/default.aspx.

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Kinki University Renamed Kindai University to Silence Jokers (Japan)

Effective April 2016, Kindai University is the official English name of the institution formerly known as Kinki University. The Japanese name remains Kinki Daigaku (近畿大学), after the region of Japan in which it is located.  The decision to change the Engl

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Fake Chinese Universities Exposed

A Chinese university information website, sdaxue.com, exposed a number of fake institutions in China via its searchable database. The consolidated list below provides a quick overview of where these unrecognized entities claim to be located, with Beijing

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Confirmed Falsified Document (Armenia)

This diploma of Bachelor was confirmed fraudulent by the Armenian State University of Economics.  Reasons for concern included the following:   format of the diploma was characteristic of pre-2010 diplomas,  the color was off,  UV security features were

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The Education System in Iraq: An Overview

After being the center of the “Islamic Golden Age” in the ninth century, Baghdad and the area that is the modern state of Iraq came under the control of various groups, including the Ottoman Empire from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The country of Iraq

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