Additional Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) given degree-granting authority

In 2016, the Parliament of India passed an act conferring degree-granting authority on seven additional Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs); Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad Indian Institute of Technolo

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Adventures in course and thesis title translations

Ideally, a translator or interpreter converting something from one language to another has expertise in both languages. In reality, this is often not the case. In a bilingual environment, limited knowledge of two languages can sometimes be mutually destr

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Digital Docs Provider Fair

The TAICEP Digital Student Data Task Force is inviting digital and electronic document providers and verifiers to participate in a virtual event that will take place in early March 2021. We will be hosting the first ever Digital Docs Provider Fair. This

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College of the Bahamas renamed

College of the Bahamas, a national institution established in 1977, was renamed University of the Bahamas in 2016.

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Understanding self-study examinations in China

Autodidactism might be a little-known practice in many parts of the world, but it has been operating in China for almost 40 years. Established in 1981 and supported by Article 19 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, the self-study exami

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Khana-e-Noor Institute of Higher Education (Afghanistan) grading system

Khana-e-Noor Institute of Higher Education is an accredited private higher education institution in Afghanistan. The grading system applied at the institution is based on an "A=F" scale where "D" is a fully passing grade. Letter Grade Percentage 4-point

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Online Verification: Sharif University of Technology (Iran)

Since 2017, Sharif University of Technology credentials can be verified online. Diplomas and temporary certificates include a QR code and corresponding URL that direct you to the university website: https://edu.sharif.edu/degreeverification. Verification

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AACRAO's Cuba Project released

If you followed our series of blogs on the Cuba project, authored by Martha Van Devender, a Senior Evaluator at ECE, you will be pleased to know the project is now complete! The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRA

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TAICEP presentations available on the Connection!

Missing conferences? Wishing you could attend all those educational sessions and participate in enlightening presentations? Now you can! A number of ECE® presenters and their invaluable co-presenters participated in the 2020 TAICEP Annual Conference this

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Hanoi Open University renamed (Vietnam)

In 2018, the name of Hanoi Open University in Vietnamese changed from Viện Đại học Mở Hà Nội to Trường Đại học Mở Hà Nội. The English name remains Hanoi Open University. Hanoi Open University was established in 1993. Resources you may be interested in: V

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Online Verification: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran)

The Tehran University of Medical Sciences alumni website features a searchable database. Go to the alumni database to verify whether the student is registered as an alumni. To verify, locate the student number (شماره دانشجویی) on the transcript, and plug

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On Jim Frey and his legacy: A 40th anniversary Frey Day tribute

Giving thanks! At ECE, we have our own special holiday. Every year we celebrate Frey Day, a day off on the Friday following Thanksgiving. The day honors the legacy of our founder, Jim Frey. He created a company that continues to grow and succeed decades

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Kazan Federal University history explained (Russia)

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University ( Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет) is also known by its shorter form: Kazan Federal University (Казанский федеральный университет. The university started branding itself as KFU around 2014 but the o

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ECE celebrates 40 years!

The Beginnings In the early hours of a November morning in 1980, Jim Frey woke up with change on his mind. The world was changing, and his work life was changing too. It was time for a new path for international admissions and credential evaluation. Jim

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The education of women

My aunt Fae, who recently turned 97, is one of my heroes (or more accurately…heroines!). She's been a role model and inspiration to me. She lived in Somalia from 1955 to around 1980, and Sudan from 1980 through 1990 or so. She and my Mom (who is 91) went

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Our best advice for verifying credentials

We’ve written several blogs about our recommendations for verification. As we end this series, we’ve rounded up our best tips and tricks with the mnemonic “VERIFIED": Verify document online Many countries and institutions provide opportunities for verify

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Ministry issues special certificates for secondary-school graduates in 2020 (Lebanon)

Due to COVID-19, Lebanon schools were closed in Feb. 2020, with the expectation that education would continue online for the remainder of the school year. The national exams were canceled. In lieu of traditional certificates, students received a "Promoti

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Online Verification: Cairo University Open Learning System (Egypt)

Degrees awarded by the Cairo University Open Learning System are verifiable online by using the 25-digit graduation certificate number. Go to this site to perform the evaluation and enter the number, from right to left: http://www.ou.cu.edu.eg/GraduatedI

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Szkoła Główna Handlowa issues new degrees containing digital signatures (Poland)

Szkoła Główna Handlowa in Warsaw, began issuing new degrees and diploma supplements starting with students graduating in 2019-2020 academic year. New degrees and supplements contain a digital signature that can be validated with the Adobe Reader digital-

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UGC publishes updated list of fake universities (India)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in India has published an updated list of fake universities (that is, institutions operating as universities, but without official degree-granting authority as defined in the UGC Act of 1956). This is an update from

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