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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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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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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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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Online Verification: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)

The Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sistema Integral de Información Institucional is a tool that provides acess to online verification of academic records, specifically those which also contain a QR code. To check the documents, follow these step

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Supreme Council of Universities approves credit-hour system (Egypt)

Al-Fanar Media reports that the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities has approved draft legislation introducing credit-based degree requirements at public universities. Rather than setting degree-program requirements in terms of years, universities w

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Scottish Qualifications Authority to be replaced

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently determined that the Scottish Qualifications Authority should be replaced. A new examination authority may eventually be established in Scotland, based on recommendations from the

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Medical program in English opened at University of Parma (Italy)

The Università di Parma launched a "Medicine and Surgery" laurea magistrale program delivered entirely in English. This single-cycle six-year program is designed with an international perspective to provide access to professional activity and further edu

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A recipe for new resources

There is nothing more exciting than a new resource series in the credential evaluation world! If you are a devoted fan of The Connection (we love each and every one of you) you may have noticed that we recently introduced a series called ECE® Education S

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RV University established (India)

RV University is a state private university in Karnataka. It was established under the RV University Act, 2019 passed by the Karnataka Legislature. The university has opened its doors for 2021 admissions within three schools: School of Liberal Arts and S

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University of Delhi awards digital degrees (India)

At its 97th convocation ceremony, the University of Delhi awarded the first digital degree certificates to its graduating students. Eligible students can now download their digital degree certificate via the university website.

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ECE votes

As we wrap up our series on the various ways employees have used their service time to volunteer, we thought we would check in with the president of ECE, Margit Schatzman, to learn about her personal experience volunteering at the voter registration poll

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ECE habla Español

We are continuing on in our series about volunteer work and employees who are taking advantage of ECE's service time off program. This week we're looking at an opportunity that allows for strengthening not only the community, but the day-to-day tasks of

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CBSE 2021 exams cancelled (India)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2021 examinations administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Class 10 and Class 12 have been cancelled. The decision to cancel Class 10 examinations was made in April. At that time, Class 12 exa

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ECE gives blood

Founded on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross celebrates its 140th anniversary this year. Almost 100 years later, ECE is also making a difference, both in its community and across the globe. As part of our series on volunteers, we're looking at how ECE

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Te Pūkenga created to unify New Zealand vocational education

In 2020, New Zealand instituted a reform of their vocational education and training (VET) system to better serve hitherto under-served groups of learners, such as Māori, Pacific peoples, and learners with disabilities or special learning needs. Another g

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ECE serves refugees

April is National Volunteer Month in the United States, which means plenty of folks were volunteering recently. The staff at ECE worked hard to be included among those contributing to their communities! One way ECE tries to fulfill a part of its mission

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Donetsk State Music Academy split (Ukraine)

In 2014, when the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine declared independence from Ukraine, a number of institutions from Donetsk relocated to regions still under Ukrainian jurisdiction. However, in some cases, institutions under the same names continued to

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Reduction of consular services by US embassy in Russia

Effective May 12th, consular services for US citizens in Russia will be limited to emergency situations only while non-immigrant visa processing for non-diplomatic travel will cease. Students interested in pursuing education in the United States will nee

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