Article: An Introduction to Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Philippines

I’m often reminded during my regular evaluation work of the value Filipino people bring to my community. Thousands of nurses, doctors, and dentists from the Philippines, for example, have had their credentials evaluated by me and my colleagues. These Phi

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MINESUP, Direction des Accréditations Universitaires et de la Qualité (DAUQ) maps out higher education in Cameroon

Results of the mapping project carried out by the Direction des Accréditations Universitaires et de la Qualité (DAUQ) (Department of University Accreditation and Quality) were published in the Cartographie des diplômes de l'Enseignement Supérieur au Came

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Ghana Tertiary Education Council (GTEC) established in 2020

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission has recently replaced the previous National Accreditation Board. The GTEC resulted in combining the previous National Council for Tertiary Education (NTEC) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to form one gov

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Supporting Refugees

In February President Biden called for an expansion of the U.S. refugee program. He set a goal of welcoming 125,000 people seeking a safe haven from violence, conflict, and persecution. As the daughter of a refugee from communist East Germany, I am perso

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Morroco to introduce new universities in 2023

The Delegate Minister in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research recently announced plans to open 21 new universities by 2023. The universities will belong to the public sector and will have "merit-based" admission. Last year, the government o

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Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women established (India)

In 2013, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) in Delhi, India was upgraded to a state university with the name of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. IGIT was established in 1998 as the first women-only engineering college. Prior

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When Hollywood goes to school...

With Spring arriving in the United States, many students are embarking on a break from their studies, both at the secondary and post-secondary levels. To maintain the lightheartedness of the season, we thought we would take a look at how Hollywood might

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Online Verification: Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City - University of Science

Some Associate and Bachelor degrees issued by Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City- University of Science (Trường Đại học Khoa học Tự nhiên, Đại học Quốc gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) can be verified on the university website: https://pdt.hcmus.edu.

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Institution Renamed: Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (India)

The National Forensic Sciences University was established in Sept. 2020 by an Act of the Government of India. It was formed by combining Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Cr

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Institution Renamed: Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University (Russia)

In 2016, Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University (Челябинский государственный педагогический университет) changed its name to South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (Южно-Уральский государственный гуманитарно-педагогический университет). T

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Adapting evaluation philosophy to new country contexts

Last year, ECE developed a new product: reports for the higher education market in Canada. To incorporate the different terminology used in the evaluation (assessment!) field there, we call them assessment reports instead of evaluation reports. While the

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ECE expands reach into China with new website

ECE has seen an increase in the number of Chinese students ordering reports and expects that trend to continue as sentiment for education in the U.S. and Canada remains strong. Because of this interest, ECE recently launched http://www.ececredentialevalu

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More Sample Documents Available on the ECE® Connection Advantage

The number of available Sample Documents keeps growing! Documents from the following countries were recently added to the ECE® Connection Advantage: Saudi Arabia Australia Cuba Egypt Nigeria Afghanistan Bahamas Benin Malaysia Bosnia & Herzegovina Sweden

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New undergraduate majors in China

On March 1, 2021, the Ministry of Education of China published a list of 37 new majors at the undergraduate (benke) level offered by regular higher education institutions starting in 2020. These new majors include Integrated Education, Palaeography, Quan

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Transnational Higher Education Act becomes law in the Philippines

The president of the Philippines passed the Transnational Higher Education Act (TNHE) into law on the 28th of August, 2019. This law, also known as Republic Act No. 11448, allows foreign higher education institutions (HEIs) the ability to collaborate wit

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CACHE qualifications now awarded by NCFE (United Kingdom)

CACHE was an awarding body for qualifications in health care and education until 2015. Since 2016, CACHE qualifications are awarded under NCFE. Check OfQual register for information on former CACHE and current NCFE CACHE qualifications. Timeline: 1945 Na

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Renamed Organization: UK NARIC now known as UK ENIC

Effective 1 March 2021, UK NARIC is now known as UK ENIC. The change is because of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. The new website for UK ENIC is https://www.enic.org.uk/. Additional services are available at the corporate website: htt

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Navigating the new terrain of remote training

It would be an understatement to simply state that international education has had its share of obstacles in the last few years. Specifically, international admissions staff and foreign credential evaluators are met with changing documentation standards

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Turkmenistan Ministry of Education website launched

The Ministry of Education has launched a new official website. The website is available in Turkmen, Russian and English. For information regarding education in Turkmenistan (and other countries in the Central Asia region), see our recent e-learning: Over

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HEA deregistered Greenlight University (Zambia)

Per the Higher Education Authority (HEA) of Zambia, Greenlight University (Registration No. HEA/013) was deregistered from operating as a higher education institution in Zambia on December 18th, 2020. The deregistration was conducted due to the following

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