Institutional merger creates Moscow Polytech

Moscow Polytechnic University ("Moscow Polytech")  was created in March 2016 via a merger of Moscow University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI) [Университет машиностроения (МАМИ)] and Moscow State University of Printing Arts named after Ivan Fyodorov [Мо

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Instituto de Educación Superior “Dr. Domingo Cabred” now a faculty of Universidad Provincial de Córdoba (Argentina)

Instituto de Educación Superior “Dr. Domingo Cabred” was founded in 1960. Variations in institution name include Instituto Superior del Profesorado de Psicopedagogía y Educación Especial “Dr. Domingo Cabred”. It is now the Facultad de Educación y Salud “

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Ukraine introduces new certificates for primary and secondary school graduates

Following a March 6th meeting, the Ukrainian government approved the idea to introduce new educational credentials for students completing primary and secondary schools. свідоцтво про здобуття початкової освіти (Certificate of Primary Education) awarded

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An Introvert’s Guide to Navigating International Higher Ed Conferences

I’m definitely an introvert.  I’m not painfully shy, and I’ve even been in situations where I genuinely enjoyed getting to know strangers (I never expected to have so much fun while networking in my latest job searches), but given the choice to attend a

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Technological University Dublin established (Ireland)

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) was established by law on 1 January 2019. It was formed by merging Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. It includes campuses in Grangegor

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Secondary school gold medalists exempted from university entrance exams according to new law drafted in Azerbaijan

According to a proposed draft of the new "Law on General Education" of Azerbaijan, secondary school graduates who obtain the "gold medal" diplomas will be exempted from the general entrance exams to universities. They would only be required to sit an exa

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ILMA University's graduates to take special test for HEC degree verification (Pakistan)

ILMA University, formerly the Institute of Business & Technology (IBT), currently has the following restrictions on admissions: admissions allowed only for the BBA, BS Media Science, and BS(CS). Furthermore, the status of the university's graduates is be

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Damanhour University established from branch of Alexandria University (Egypt)

Per Presidential Decree 26/10/2010, Alexandria University's Damanhour branch became the Damanhour University. This decree included 12 faculties: Arts, Commerce, Agriculture, Education, Nursing, Sciences Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Kindergarten, Medici

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Research Tips for Cuban Credential Evaluation

It has been a little over a year since the AACRAO Cuba research team first met, and we have learned a few things in the intervening months. As you may recall from a series of blog posts I did last year, I was representing both ECE and TAICEP within the r

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Online Verification: Russian federal diploma database keeps growing

Website: http://frdocheck.obrnadzor.gov.ru/ Although not entirely comprehensive, the federal verification service database, which was launched a few years ago, now has millions of records that are verifiable online.  These records include: intermediate p

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Mindanao University of Science and Technology (Philippines) renamed

Mindanao Polytechnic State College was renamed Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) in 2009. On August 16, 2016 MUST merged with the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) in Claveria, Misamis Oriental and b

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How many Caribbean CSEC subjects are enough?

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), a regional examining body in the Caribbean Commonwealth was established in 1972.  The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams were designed to replace the General Certificate of Education Ordinary

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Kardan University or Kardan Institute (Afghanistan)?

Initially, Kardan University (Kardan Institute of Higher Education) and Kardan Institute (of Business Administration and Information Technology) were one and the same institution. The institute split into two separate institutions (KU-KIHE and KIBAIT) wh

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Ross University School of Medicine relocated (Commonwealth Caribbean)

As of January 2019, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has relocated from Dominica to Bridgetown, Barbados. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) remains on St. Kitts.

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ACCA's Examination History Details may not always confirm member status

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a professional body in the United Kingdom that provides education leading to recognized qualifications in accountancy. ACCA operates joint examination schemes in 16 countries where its qualific

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What You Need to Know About Chinese Minority Students

As international credential evaluators or international admission officers, I know you regularly work with documents submitted by Chinese students. But do you know the ethnic background of these Chinese students? Do you know that the transcript from a mi

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Credential Evaluators Take Their Place at UNESCO Meeting

Have you ever wondered how big, international agreements come about?  Attending the UNESCO Higher Education Section Meeting on the Future Global Convention on Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications was an opportunity to see part of that process i

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