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February 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

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Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo credit: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes


New Government, New Education System

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is looking to make major changes to his country’s education system. To read more, click here.


Students in Mianyang, China, preparing for the gaokao. Photo credit: Credit Image china, via Associated Press


Plans to Modernize Education System by 2035

China has issued an early draft of how it plans to modernize its education system over the next 15 years. To read more, click here



Plans to Construct 8 International Universities by 2020

By 2020, Egypt plans to begin construction of eight international universities in the New Administrative Capital. To read more, click here



Looks at Reducing Degree Programs from 4 to 3 Years

The government of Ghana is considering to reduce the duration of the university bachelor's degree from 4 to 3 years. To read more, click here



Creating Innovation Factories

In an effort to circumvent sanctions that have impeded production and availability of commodities, the country is encouraging start-ups of knowledge-based companies supported by universities and cities. To read more, click here



Why Kenyan Students are Studying in Malaysia?

By the end of 2018, close to 3,500 Kenyans had completed their PhD, Masters, Diplomas and education foundation program. To find out why Kenyan students are finding Malaysia an attractive study abroad destination, click here.



Government Shuts Down All Universities

Mounting protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s government in Sudan have resulted in the government closing all of the country’s universities.
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Government Cracks Down on Illegal Institutions

The Nigerian government plans to shut down and demolish 68 institutions it considers to be operating illegally without accreditation. To read more, click here.


Lodhran public school for transgender persons. Credit: The Express Tribune


Pakistan Opens 1st Public School for Transgender Persons

In a bid to promote inclusiveness last year, the School Education Department (SED) in Punjab directed district education authorities to ensure transgender are treated as equals in both government and private schools across the province. To read more, click here.



Mutual Recognition of Degrees

Russian and India are moving closer to reaching an agreement where they will mutually recognize degrees. To read more, click here.



GCSEs: Keep or Scrap

Are the GCSEs pointless? This one former PM thinks so. To read more, click here.


Introducing the T-Levels

T-Levels are new technical courses students will soon be able to choose from upon completing their GCSEs. They sit alongside the traditional academic A-Level qualifications and apprenticeships, and will be rolled out next year. To read more, click here.



Detecting Fake University Degrees in a Digital World

How do we maintain credential evaluation standards in a world that is rapidly digitizing? How do we ensure credential integrity? How do we detect fraudulent documents in an age where digital technology is used by hackers and forgers with tech expertise to falsify and issue counterfeit documents, tap into university databases, create degrees and diplomas that appear flawless and authentic? To read more, click here.


Fighting Diploma Fraud With Technology

Diploma mills are here to stay as long as there is little or no regulation monitoring them and there is a demand for degrees which do not require classroom or online attendance, exams, research papers or thesis. To read more, click here.


Institutional Accreditation: A Standard Under Attack?

Is institutional accreditation important? To read more, click here.


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