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March 2021 - Los Angeles, CA

About ACEI

Founded in 1994, ACEI is a full-service company providing complete and integrated services in-house in the areas of international education research, credential evaluation, and translation. And, through our Global Consulting Group®, we offer our expertise in the following specialties: Media and Branding, Global Pathways, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to interested institutions and organizations around the globe.


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ACEI Upcoming Webinars

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▪ April 14, 2021 - 10am PDT "Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education in Institutions Framed with Institutional Racism" Presenter: Fazela Haniff
April 14, 2021 - 10am PDT "Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education in Institutions Framed with Institutional Racism" Presenter: Fazela Haniff

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▪ May 6, May 13, and May 20 (3 part webinar) - 1pm PDT "Foundation of Mindful Practice" Presenter: Abby Wills
May 6, May 13, and May 20 (3 part webinar) - 1pm PDT "Foundation of Mindful Practice" Presenter: Abby Wills

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June 9 – Accreditation and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
Upcoming Webinars - Save the Date


If you missed any of our previous webinars, links to recordings and PPT are available here.


Education News From Around the Globe


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Chinese Universities to take International Lead in Science & Tech

China will encourage its universities to take the international lead in science and technology tie-ups and help the country gain a ‘winning’ innovation edge for the next two or three decades. To read more, click here.


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Micro-credentials: How are they recognized in Europe?

Micro-credentials are graining a momentum in Europe. How are European credential evaluators recognizing them? To read more, click here.



More German Students Enrolling at Universities without the Abitur reports: “More German students than ever, without an Abitur, are choosing to attend a university in the last three years. Approximately 64,000 people without an Abitur, a qualification granted at the end of secondary education in Germany to students who pass their final exams, have enrolled in German universities in 2019, marking an increase of 1,750 people compared to the previous year.” To read more, click here.



Seeking US$100 Million for Student Loans

Kenya’s Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), the agency that disburses loans to university students for the government, is seeking a US$100 million syndicated loan from an international financier to boost its funding capacity amid growing demand for financial help. To read more, click here.


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9 Universities Plan to Develop Online Programs

Nine leading universities in the United Arab Emirates are part of a comprehensive action plan to develop accredited online university programs aiming to bolster the digital drive in the higher education sector. To read more, click here.



“Illegal” Research Paper Websites Identified by UK Police

Police in the United Kingdom are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an “illegal website” that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions. To read more, click here.



Inequities in Access to Higher Education

College applications in pandemic year show deepening inequities in access to higher education. To read more, click here.


International Students’ Perceptions of US Improving

International students’ perceptions of the United States as a study destination have significantly improved following the election win by Joe Biden, according to new research by IDP Connect. To read more, click here.


An Immigrant Success Story

Meet Diana Trujillo, a Colombian-born engineer worked on the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab that designed the Perseverance rover's robotic arm. Over the next two years, the Perseverance will use that arm to collect rock samples, which will then be returned to Earth by as early as 2031 and analyze for signs of microbial life that may have existed in the Red Planet billions of years ago. She hosted the NASA's first Spanish-language planetary landing show. To read more, click here.


Biden Administration, like it's predecessor, tries to dismiss fake university lawsuit

The United States government set up a fake university as a sting operation ostensibly to catch foreigners using school admission for visas. Now, those caught up by it are seeking their time in court – and say they have found the new presidential administration no friendlier to their fight. TO read more, click here.



Lifting Barriers to Education

A recent report by UNICEF collates evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean and across the world to facilitate a better understanding of the multifaceted linkages between education and migration. To read more, click here.


The World of Habits and their Upcoming Influence

Did you know it takes 60 days to form a habit? ACEI guest blogger, Tara Braun, writes that “during this last year, many students have established new habits in and out of the virtual classroom.” To read more, click here.



For your viewing pleasure, we’ve selected a few documentaries and films from the U.S., Britain, Germany and France with a focus on education.


H is for Harry - What does it take to change a child's life? Set against the backdrop of a Britain rife with debates around class, identity, and social mobility, H is for Harry is a documentary that follows 11-year-old Harry as he starts at a brand new school in suburban London unable to read or write. For the next two years, Harry fights to improve academically and slowly begins to believe in a different future for himself. To view, click here.


Isi & Ossi - A romantic comedy about a wealthy high school student who is not interested in sitting for the Abitur but wishes to pursue a career in the culinary arts. With options for subtitles. Streaming on Netflix.


Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal - A deep dive into the fraudulent methods used by Rick Singer to get the children of rich and famous families into top U.S. universities. Streaming on Netflix.


School Life – Offers a glimpse into a fictional school in a poor neighborhood of Paris and a school counselor who devotes herself to help disadvantaged students, while facing challenges of her own. In French with options for subtitles. Streaming on Netflix.


ACEI Additional Services


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