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October 2020 - Los Angeles, CA

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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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Education News From Around the Globe



Quality of 33 Universities Under Review

The quality of education provided by 33 Afghan public and private universities and institutes will be reviewed this year, the relevant ministry said on Tuesday 20 October. To read more, click here.


Photo: Northeastern University, China


University Dismisses 52 PhD Students

Northeastern University in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province said it will dismiss 52 PhD students who failed to finish their studies within the permitted study period. One of them has been studying for their PhD for 18 years and another two for 17 years. To read more, click here.



President Calls on Universities to Implement Distance Learning

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has called on the country’s universities to implement distance learning and utilize technologies that can ease the educational process amid the coronavirus pandemic, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement on Sunday 18 October. To read more, click here.


Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.


The Future of Liberal Arts Studies

Three Hong Kong university students who will soon qualify as Liberal Studies teachers have vowed to stand by the subject despite complaints from pro-Beijing figures and the recent sacking of an educator accused of spreading pro-independence messages to pupils. To read more, click here.



Government May Bar Universities from Pacts with Neighbors

The Education Ministry, after consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, is considering making it mandatory for Indian universities to obtain prior permission from the government before signing any memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with educational institutions of countries that share land borders with India. To read more, click here.



Collaborating on Developing Vocational Education

Vocational education in India will be pursued in collaboration with South Korea where students have much higher exposure to this stream. To read more, click here.



Reopening of Schools has been Shelved, Again

Lack of money, inadequate resources, learners who can barely remember past lessons and uncertainty on how to proceed with the academic calendar have characterized the past two weeks in public schools. To read more, click here.



The Cost of a Degree in a Divorce

In a recent landmark ruling made by Blantyre High Court Judge Sylvester Kalembera, it was decided that academic qualifications obtained during marriage should be considered as matrimonial property and divided equally in the event of a divorce. To read more, click here.


Photo: AFP


Grade Schoolers Continue Remote Education

Oman’s Ministry of Education said all students, except for 12th graders, will continue remote education. To read more, click here.


Photo: Enab Baladi / Anas al-Khouli


Distance Learning is Better than No Education

It has been six months since the Education Directorate in the opposition-held province of Idlib launched a distance education project after schools’ repeated closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. This project is still operational even though schools were re-opened at the end of last September due to the continuing need and demand for remote-learning. To read more, click here.



Billions in Foreign Aid to U.S. Universities and Colleges go Undetected

A new federal report shows that United States colleges and universities failed to disclose more than US$6.5 billion in funding from foreign countries, including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. To read more, click here.


Photo: AP (Campus of Boston University, Tsai Performance Center)


Number of Foreign Students on the Decline

Number of foreign students in U.S. show downward trend. The U.S. is not as attractive as it once was. To read more, click here.



Vietnam Institute for Arts Education Launched

Vietnam Institute for Arts Education (VIA Education) has made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City with a target to build a sustainable, vibrant, active and inspiring arts community that seeks to develop optimal standards in arts and creative education in Vietnam. To read more, click here.


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