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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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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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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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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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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