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May 2020 - 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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China Pivots to Europe for HE

The COVID-19 crisis and pre-existing China-United States tensions exacerbated during the pandemic will mean a rebalancing of cross-border academic relations, student and academic mobility, and in the pattern of research collaborations with China. But while the new landscape is not yet clearly mapped out, some trends are emerging, experts on China and international higher education have said. To read more, click here.


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Detecting Fake University Degrees in a Digital World

Stig Arne Skjerven, Director of Foreign Education in NOKUT and President of the ENIC Bureau in the European Network of Information Centers and Linda J Børresen, Senior Legal Advisor in NOKUT (Norwegian ENIC-NARIC) demonstrate steps being taken in Europe to combat fake diplomas in today’s digital world. To read more, click here.


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How to Spot Fake Online Degrees and Universities

Register for a free webinar hosted by ACEI on June 10, 2020.


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Alternative Learning & Teaching Modalities Defined

As the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced schools, colleges and universities around the world to offer alternative methods to their traditional in-class instruction. We hear about online-learning, virtual learning, e-learning, distance learning, and blended learning. To read more, click here.


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International Virtual Education

One of the main responses to the COVID-19 lockdowns has been the migration of higher education internationalization from face-to-face environments to digital environments. That is, the virtualization of internationalization. One of the already established models is the use of ‘Virtual Exchange’, a name used to designate educational programs that use technology to allow geographically separated people to interact, communicate and develop global skills. To read more, click here.


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Evaluating Transition to Remote Learning

Educause, a membership organization for higher education IT professionals, published a DIY survey kit to help institutions evaluate student and faculty experiences of remote learning in the spring term. To read more, click here.


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Students’ Perspective of Shift to Remote Learning

A professor's in-depth survey of students before and after courses went virtual offers insights into how colleges can improve. To read more, click here.


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Higher Education Opportunities after COVID-10

This virus has put the spotlight on antiquated financial models, rigid admission and registration procedures and dismal student progression and graduation rates. But the virus has also presented higher education with opportunities after the dangers of COVID-19 have passed or a vaccine is discovered which makes it safe, once again, to resume normal activities. To read more, click here.


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Intellectual Humility

Can being humble make us smarter? We all find it difficult to admit when we might be wrong. In an increasingly polarized world, it seems as if people are becoming more convinced of their own beliefs and less willing to contemplate other points of view. But could this be to the detriment of our intelligence? To read more, click here.


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Benefits of Virtual Fairs

In this infographics, our colleagues at CGACC (Center for Global Advancement of Community College) share 8 benefits of holding virtual fairs to showcase your institution to prospective students. To read more, click here.


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New Role of Alumni in Recruiting International Students

Anyone working in higher education today does not need a crystal ball to know that international recruiting and admissions has changed since COVID-19, and in all likelihood will be changed forever. It is a critical time to engage global alumni, students, their families and other international stakeholders in key and emerging markets. To read more, click here.


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The Ethics of Inviting International Students Back Mid-Crisis

Is it ethical to invite foreign students back mid-crisis? To read more, click here.


As U.S. Closes its Borders to International Students, Canada Steps In

The Washington Post recently reported that 65% of Americans support a temporary halt on nearly all immigration during the corona virus outbreak, with only 34% opposed. That poll came out just as President Trump issued a presidential proclamation suspending the entry of most new immigrants outside the U.S. for at least 60 days and ordered a 30-day review to recommend new restrictions on temporary visa holders. To read more, click here.


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University of Cambridge pivots to Online Education

Cambridge has become the first university to set out measures for the full 2020-21 academic year, announcing that it will move all “face-to-face lectures” online for the duration. The institution added that it was “likely” social distancing would continue to be required. To read more, click here


ACEI Additional Services

Digital Delivery of Evaluation Reports: SecurePathway©:

ACEI is a proud signatory of the Groningen Declaration Network which “seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem.” For the past two years, ACEI has committed itself to this shared mission through the introduction of SecurePathway©, an ACEI proprietary digital platform for the secure delivery of official evaluation reports and supporting educational credentials. For information on ACEI’s SecurePathway©.

Signing up with ACEI’s SecurePathway©, is free and does not cost the institutions any fees. To receive ACEI expert reports and certified academic credentials via SecurePathway©, complete this form.

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ACEI’s Global Consulting Group provide institutions and organizations looking at expanding their international student recruitment with customized solutions to help overcome enrollment challenges, uncover opportunities, and devise an innovative and holistic approach to international enrollment. For more information visit:


ACEI offers a comprehensive range of professional services that include: international credential evaluations; translations; consulting; and training. For more information on ACEI, please visit or contact: Tel: 1-310-275-3530; Email:

ACEI was founded and incorporated in 1994 in the State of California and is a Charter and Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

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