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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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 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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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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Summary of our experience at TAICEP 2018 Conference

TAICEP's 4th Annual Conference was held October 1-4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this year. We asked our staff members who attended about their experience. Martha Van Devender, Senior Evaluator I had not attended the TAICEP conference in a few years, so

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My Experience at the EducationUSA Africa Regional Forum

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the EducationUSA Africa Regional Forum held at the beautiful Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda.  It was my first EducationUSA conference experience and my first time visiting Africa, and both truly exceed

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MOOCs, SPOCs, Badges, and Blockchains: Highlights from EAIE 2018

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland from September 11-14. Our Senior Director of Evaluations, Margaret Wenger, attended and we asked her to tell us about the conference. MOOCs and SPOCs T

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Universidad del Mar scheduled to close in 2018 (Chile)

Universidad del Mar was given general institutional level recognition as a university in 1990. Additionally, the university gained accreditation by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA) between 2010 and 2012. In 2012, the university lost the CNA ac

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What’s new in international admissions at EAIE?

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference is the premier international education event for Europe.  This year from September 11-14th over 5,700 attendees from 95 countries converged on Geneva to celebrate 30 years of meeting

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Ministry of Education and Science divided into two ministries (Russia)

On May 15, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации - https://минобрнауки.рф/) was divided into: Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (Министерство просвещения

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Recognition vs. Accreditation in India

Unlike many nations, the United States does not have a central governmental body responsible for higher education. Normally in other countries, an educational institution enjoys degree-granting authority if it was established or recognized by the governm

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Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) adopts a new name

As of 2017 Cambridge Assessment group changed the names of its international exam boards. Cambridge English Language Assessment is now known as Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) became Cambridge Assessment Intern

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Brazilian "Curso Sequencial" - what does it mean?

 Cursos Sequenciais (Sequential Courses) are officially recognized courses of study atGraduação (undergraduate) level, but shorter and more specialized than regular undergraduate programs.  Admission to a curso sequencial is based on completed secondary

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New marking system at Schola Europaea Schools in Europe

The Schola Europaea Schools in Europe who teach the European Baccalaureate curriculum are now following a new assessment scale based on a decimal system with attainment descriptors and letter grades. The new marking system will come into force in three s

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