Online Verification: Updated information for Ukrainian national diploma database

Most Ukrainian diplomas issued since 2000 can be verified in the register of educational documents of the Unified State Electronic Database on Education (EDEBO): https://info.edbo.gov.ua/edu-documents/. This register is managed by the Ministry of Educati

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Institution Renamed: Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering (Kazakhstan)

In 2018, Yessenov University became the official English name of the Kazakhstan institution Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh. Yessenov (Каспийский государственный университет технологий и инжиниринга имени Ш. Есенов

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Online Verification: Sri Lanka Department of Examinations

Recent Ordinary Level and Advanced Level certificates issued by the Department of Examinations National Evaluation & Testing Service can be verified online at https://certificate.doenets.lk/. You can confirm the results listed on the Official Statement b

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National Universities Commission approves 20 new private universities (Nigeria)

Earlier this year, the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria granted 3-year provisional licenses to 20 new private universities. This bring the total number of private universities in Nigeria to 99, and the total number of universities to 193

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Thoughts of Afghanistan

The news of Afghanistan has consumed my thoughts and emotions lately. From sun-up to sun-down, I am reading, messaging with colleagues through social media, and discussing with friends how to help those in-country and those on their way to being resettle

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Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development established in Ghana

Two former colleges of the University of Education, Winneba became Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, by an Act of Parliament, Act 1026 (2020): College of Agriculture Education College of Technology Educat

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Online Verification: Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Recent certificates issued by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Qatar can be verified online at https://eduvcertificate.edu.gov.qa/. This includes the Qatar Secondary School Certificate. If you enter the code of letters and numbers found

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Resist the temptation to become numb to the challenges of these times

At ECE, like you, we are following developments in Afghanistan and Haiti. We know that higher education institutions, government entities, and private organizations all make a difference in the lives of those impacted by harsh natural disasters and human

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Crisis in Afghanistan

Due to civil unrest, evacuation efforts in Afghanistan continue. Countries around the globe are preparing to receive an influx of refugees. The United States has announced it has plans to resettle more than 22,000 people from Afghanistan seeking refuge.

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India: UGC declared 24 universities fake

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has recently declared 24 “self-styled” institutes as fake. These institutes are unrecognized and are found functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956. Among the 24 fake universities, 8 are in Uttar Prade

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Haiti struck by earthquake and tropical storm

On 14 August 2021, Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Although it was centered in a less densely-populated area than the devastating earthquake of 2010, this most recent earthquake has also caused extensive damage and loss of life. Relief effo

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Institution Renamed: Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (India)

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University has been renamed Pandit Deendayal Energy University, with effect from 18 January 2021. This private university was established by an act of the state of G

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Canada reopens its borders

As of August 9th, the Canadian government has begun allowing fully vaccinated travelers from the United States into the country for non-essential travel. With the Canadian government announcing that it will begin to open its borders more, we thought it w

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Unified State Exam or else? Russian students' choices of external exams explained.

Russian students have a collection of various types of external exams at their disposal. What is the difference between them and what purpose do they serve? Unified State Exam (ЕГЭ – единый государственный экзамен), is an external exam administered in se

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ECE® Aid Healthcare Response

Think back to the beginning of this year. We were all still waiting for more information on the vaccination rollout; Covid variants were not in the news; and with many children still in virtual school settings, there were so many questions about what the

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Online Verification: Universidad de Barcelona (Spain)

Universidad de Barcelona (also known as Universitat de Barcelona) offers online verification and download of recently-issued transcripts at https://www.ub.edu/csv/inici.php?id=2 Transcripts that can be verified here include a secure verification code (Co

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Digital Documents: My eQuals (Australia, New Zealand)

Digital educational documents are becoming more and more common, with some being official and others less so. One service for issuing official documents is My eQuals, an online platform used by tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand to issue

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China: 13 independent colleges upgraded to higher education institutions

The Department of Development Planning of China’s Ministry of Education recently approved 13 independent colleges to be upgraded to undergraduate-level higher education institutions. Among the 13 independent colleges, 6 were merged with vocational colleg

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Remember when there was no internet?

I recently celebrated my 15th anniversary working in credential evaluation and comparative education. While that may seem like an eternity in some fields, I am still considered a “freshman” at ECE. Some of the original employees are still here, from when

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Online Verification: New Zealand universities

Most of the universities in New Zealand provide an online database of graduates: AUT (Auckland University of Technology) Massey University University of Auckland University of Canterbury University of Otago Victoria University of Wellington For the most

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