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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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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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

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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 onli

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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:

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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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UAE Ministry of Education revokes licences of six higher education institutions

The Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates has recently revoked the licences of six higher education institutions as they failed to meet quality and accreditation standards.  The six institutions that had their licenses revoked are: Al-Hosn Un

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Online Verification: Secretaría de Educación del Estado de Zacatecas (Mexico)

The Secretaría de Educación of the state of Zacatecas in Mexico offers online verification of educational documents for basic, secondary, and higher education, including Preescolar, Primaria, Secundaria, Bachillerato, and Normales (teacher training). It'

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New Barriers to International Education Exchange Proposed

On September 25 the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule that will limit the length of stay for international students in the United States. This extreme departure in the long-established practice of students being admitted for “

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Egyptian private universities to offer more graduate education

Graduate education at Egyptian private universities has been restricted to few programs for a number of years. Recently, decisions of the Supreme Council of Universities and the Private Universities Council have opened more opportunities for private high

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How to send a verification letter

In previous posts, we’ve mentioned that it is best to contact the issuing institution for verification if you have doubts about a document. In some countries, this process is relatively simple and quick. In other countries, however, there may be some cha

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Online Verification: La Trobe University (Australia)

La Trobe University, Australia, offers online verification of graduates from the last 10 years at There are two search options: by last name and date of birth, or by student ID. The

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The envelope please…Why inspecting the envelope is an important part of fraud detection

In light of the changes associated with COVID-19 and the rapidly increasing digital age, the need for paper documents is dwindling. However, the paper transcript and diploma are still often required and can be necessary when trying to verify the authenti

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Common document forensic features and tools to spot them

Educational documents are valuable credentials. Academic institutions invest in ways to protect them from being forged by incorporating security features into the document. Learning what security features are available and keeping a record of the feature

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Ternopil National Economic University renamed Western Ukrainian National University

Following the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 25.08.2020 № 1077, Ternopil National Economic University (Тернопільський національний економічний університет) received the status of a multidisciplinary and classical universi

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