Saudi Arabia Council of Universities' Affairs issues decision to convert 40 institutions into applied colleges

The Saudi Arabia Council of Universities' Affairs (مجلس شؤون الجامعات) has issued a decision to restructure 40 colleges and university colleges into applied colleges. The decision is summarized in a recent news release on the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Edu

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July Updates

See below for ECE® Connection and Connection Advantage updates for the month of July. Resources See our latest ECE® Education System Chart and Key! Educational System of the United Kingdom Web Resources Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific

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Announcing the United States National Qualifications Framework Project

In May 2022, the USQF Advisory Council was established to oversee the design and development of a proposed national qualifications framework in the United States. The original members of the Advisory Council include: AACRAO Association of International C

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CY Cergy Paris Université established via merger

CY Cergy Paris Université was created per a decree of October 2019 (entered into force on January 1, 2020) via the merger of the following institutions: Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Université Paris-Seine, Ecole internationale des sciences du traitement

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Job Opening: Evaluator

ECE® is currently hiring for the Evaluator position. Evaluators assess foreign educational credentials and determine their United States or Canadian equivalent. See below for the complete job description. Click here to apply! Job Title: Evaluator Summary

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American International Recruitment Council features blog post by ECE Director of Global Initiatives

In her blog post "Deceptive International Education Players", ECE® Director of Global Initiatives Marybeth Gruenewald defines three major players in the industry of education fraud. She provides insight regarding diploma mills, accreditation mills, and c

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Ethiopia Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency (HERQA) renamed Education and Training Authority (ETA)

The Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency (HERQA) of Ethiopia was recently renamed as Education and Training Authority (ETA). The ETA will continue to oversee accreditation and quality assurance of private higher education institutions

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Online Verification: Board of Engineers Cambodia and Medical Council of Cambodia

The Board of Engineers Cambodia website features several searchable databases of registered engineers in Cambodia. The website includes databases of Registered Engineers and National Professional Engineers. To search, select the desired database on the l

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List of recognized universities in Somalia published in 2021

According to Caasimada Online, a list of recognized universities in Somalia was published by the National Commission for Higher Education in 2021. The Somalia Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education oversees the National Commission for Higher

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Online Verification: Syria Ministry of Education

Results for the 2022 examinations are being released on the Syria Ministry of Education website as they become available. This continues a Ministry tradition of making the results available for online verification. Currently, results can be verified from

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June Updates

See below for ECE® Connection updates for the month of June. Resources In June, we published our latest ECE® Education System Chart and Key! Educational System of Nigeria (FREE for all users) Books/Articles Guidelines on Fast-Track Recognition of Ukraini

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UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC) 2022 Recap

Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash Last month, the 3rd annual UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC) took place, both online and in person. As this was a hybrid conference, attendees could participate virtually or on-site in Barcelona, Spain. The

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Looking for documentation requirement guidelines?

When establishing documentation requirements for credential evaluations, it can be difficult to nail down a one-size-fits-all approach. Important questions help guide these decisions. Can institutionally-sealed documents easily be obtained? Do institutio

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Recognition of secondary institutions in Puerto Rico

When determining the recognition status of secondary institutions in Puerto Rico, the school type will dictate where to search for the information. The following school types should be considered recognized: public schools, licensed private schools, and

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Charts and Keys are turning one!

In celebration of one year of ECE® Education System Charts and Keys, we are making the latest release available to all ECE® Connection users! Click here to see the recently published Chart and Key for Nigeria. We are also excited to offer a 15% discount

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Lagos State University of Science and Technology and Lagos State University of Education established (Nigeria)

Two new state universities were established in Lagos State, Nigeria in February 2022: Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUST) and Lagos State University of Education (LASUED). Both universities were upgrades of existing institutions. LA

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Online Verification Update: Damascus University

The Damascus University online verification database for degrees awarded since 2016 was down for several months. The great news is that it is back online and working again! The process of inputting information is the same as described in our initial news

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Mariupol State University (Ukraine) relocated to Kyiv

The Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science recently published a news article regarding the Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet's visit to Mariupol State University's new temporary home on the Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering

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ECE Evaluator featured in TAICEP Talk Spring Special Topic Issue

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Senior Evaluator Martha Van Devender authored two articles featured in the recent TAICEP Talk 2022 Spring Special Topic Issue. The TAICEP Talk series presents a unique view into the policies and practices of creden

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New Haiti Secrétaire d’État à la Formation portal provides program information

The Haiti Bureau de la Secrétaire d’État à la Formation (Office of the Secretary of State for Training) website recently launched the PROFORMAH portal. According to the portal description, PROFORMAH was introduced to provide transparency and easier acces

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