Accreditation Chameleon Part II: How to Sell a Contradiction

Today we’re going to pick up right where we left off in Part I on understanding issues related to recognized study in credential evaluation. Imperfect Evidence The most common threat to properly understanding the recognition status of an institution or p

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NCHE issues press release on registration and accreditation of institutions and programs (Malawi)

The National Council for Higher Education issued a list of decisions regarding registration and accreditation of private institutions and programs. It reminded also that private institutions need to undergo the registration and accreditation process in o

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APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University established in Kerala (India)

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University was established as a state university in Kerala, India in 2014. It was initially known as Kerala Technological University.  Student results for each term are available online at https://ktu.edu.in/eu/res/viewResul

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University of the West Indies establishes campus in Antigua and Barbuda

In 2019, the University of the West Indies (UWI) established a campus at Five Islands on the island of Antigua in Antigua and Barbuda. The Five Islands Campus joins UWI's four existing campuses: Cave Hill Campus, Barbados Mona Campus, Jamaica St. Augusti

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Accreditation Chameleon Part I: You Come and Go

What does recognition mean? What is the use of accreditation? Depending on where I’m standing on our fair planet, the answer to those questions could be quite different. Understanding what it means for a higher education institution to be “recognized” an

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Peking University HSBC Business School opens branch campus in UK (China, UK)

Peking University HSBC Business School, located in Shenzhen, China, has opened a branch campus near Oxford in England. The first students enrolled at the UK campus in 2018. The UK branch currently offers master's programs in Finance, Management, and Busi

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University College of the Caribbean renamed (Jamaica)

The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) changed its name to University of the Commonwealth Caribbean in February 2017. UCC was formed in 2004 from the merger of the Institute of Management Science (IMS) and Institute of Management and Production (I

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Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education established (Slovakia)

The Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (Slovenská akreditačná agentúra pre vysoké školstvo) was established by government act in November 2018. It will carry out external quality assurance for higher education in Slovakia.  The standards of

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Online Verification: Universidad San Sebastián (Chile)

Recently-issued grade reports (Certificado de Concentración de Notas) from Universidad San Sebastián in Chile can be verified online at http://certificados.uss.cl.  The verification requires the RUT number (numerals only) and the Número de Folio, both fo

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Country of Swaziland renamed Eswatini

In April 2018, King Mswati III of Swaziland announced the change of the country's name to the Kingdom of Eswatini (also written eSwatini).  Along with the country name change, the University of Swaziland has also changed its name to the University of Esw

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Solomon Islands College of Higher Education becomes University (Solomon Islands)

Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) was founded in 1984 to bring together a number of government-established training institutions. In 2013, by an act of parliament, SICHE became Solomon Islands National University (SINU).

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Harmony or Discord? Common Challenges in Evaluating International Music Education

In the field of applied comparative education, credentials offered by conservatories of music can present unique challenges to credential evaluators. Basic steps in the evaluation process, such as determining academic recognition, educational level, or d

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Northwest University, Kano renamed (Nigeria)

Northwest University, Kano, established in 2012, was renamed Yusuf Maitama Sule University in July 2017 shortly after the death of statesman Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule.

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European School of Economics (ESE) changing partnerships

In England, ESE has had the formal status of being a "Listed Body" since at least 2011. Prior to 2015, ESE had partnered with the University of Buckingham to award the final degrees. It appears that in early 2015, the partnership was dissolved by the Uni

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Kabul Medical University renamed (Afghanistan)

Kabul Medical University was renamed Kabul University of Medical Sciences in early 2018.

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Who is issuing duplicates of educational credentials earned in Crimea?

As of 2014, individuals from Crimea who had lost their original documents issued in the Soviet or Ukrainian format can apply for replacement documents (duplicates) from their respective institutions in Crimea. These duplicates are issued in the Russian F

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King Faisal University's campus in Dammam, Saudi Arabia Renamed

King Faisal University's campus in Dammam became the University of Dammam on 24 August 2009. Update: On 28 November 2016, it was renamed Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. This article was originally posted on 10/08/2010.

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“You shall not . . . Pass!”, or How to Figure Out What the Pass Grade Means

Finding grade equivalents from a diversity of different grading systems is a big challenge for the credential evaluator. From scales using points, ranges, letters, different combinations of letters, marks, word descriptors, or even geometric symbols, ana

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Al-Jabal El-Gharbi University split (Libya)

In 2017, Al-Jabal El-Gharbi University (also called Al Jabal Al-Gharbi University or University of the Western Mountain; جامعة الجبل الغربي  in Arabic) split into two separate institutions, based on faculties located in different cities. The two institut

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Online Verification: Estonian database for school-leaving certificates

Verification of Basic Education and Senior Secondary Education certificates awarded since 2004 is verifiable through a national database: Go to: https://enda.ehis.ee/avalik/avalik/htdoc/HtdKontroll.faces Enter the number of the credential (Dokumendi nr)

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