Higher education institutions in Lugansk conflict area

In the spring of 2014, the pro-Russian Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) proclaimed independence from Ukraine. An ongoing military conflict ensued, leaving parts of the Lugansk (or Luhansk) region under Ukrainian control and another under pro-Russian LPR c

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End of Four-Month Strike at Université Marien Ngouabi (Republic of the Congo)

In September 2017, the teaching and administrative staff at Université Marien Ngouabi went on strike due to unpaid wages and allowances. The strike ended this month as some of the arrears have been paid and negotiations continue for the remainder. Staff

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TOEFL testing in Puerto Rico temporarily suspended (USA)

TOEFL testing in Puerto Rico has been temporarily suspended due to hurricane damage. For updates, please refer to the Educational Testing Services (ETS) website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/important_update/puerto_rico.

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University of Puerto Rico temporarily closed due to Hurricane Maria (USA)

The 11 campuses and central office of the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico) are temporarily closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria. It is not known when they will be able to reopen; it depends on when power is restored throug

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Dealing with Documentation Issues in Times of Crisis

In times of international crisis such as war, economic or humanitarian hardships, or natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis, a student is not always able to provide the standard educational documents.  We recommend that institutions try

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