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December 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

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As we head into the second decade of the 21st century, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress here at ACEI possible. It is in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely…Thank You, and extend to you and your loved ones our best wishes for a happy and relaxing holiday season and a new year of health, happiness and prosperity.

We look forward to serving you and your students in the coming year.

Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert

President & CEO

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)


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ACEI’s The Report, is a monthly aggregator of national and international news related to education and topics of cultural interest, technology, and politics that impact education domestically and around the globe.

News Around the world



Teachers & Medical Staff have been made Highest Paid Civil Servants

The people of Bhutan, a tiny country with a population of about 750,000 between India and China, have put their priorities straight by announcing its highest paid civil servants will now be teachers and medical staff. To read more, click here.



Decline in MBA applicants in US not mirrored in Europe

The most recent data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the body that administers the GMAT admission test, shows a decline in MBA applications to US business schools. But the same cannot be said for European business schools where enrollment numbers have risen. To read more, click here.



German Education System has room for improvement: report

Is Germany facing another "education catastrophe?" The 2018 PISA study shows German school children are performing at above-average levels. However, a shortage of teachers threatens to undermine that progress. To read more, click here.



Fake University Professors

Nigeria: According to the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, more than 100 fake professors have found to be in the university system. To read more, click here.



College Enrollments on the Decline

According to the National Clearing House Research Center which tracks college enrollment by student, this fall, there were nearly 250,000 fewer students enrolled in college than a year ago. To read more, click here.


Importance of College Education drops by 50% Among Young Adults

If you weren’t already worried about U.S. higher education, you should be now. When asked how important a college education is today, 41% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 say “very important,” which is down a whopping 45% since 2013 when 74% said the same. To read more, click here.


Lone Star College Offering Bachelor Degrees

After receiving approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Monday night, Lone Star Collee announced Tuesday that starting in September of 2020, LSC students will have the option of earning a bachelor of science in nursing; bachelor of applied technology in cybersecurity; and bachelor of applied science in energy, manufacturing and trades management. To read more, click here.


Columbia University Giving Full Scholarships to Refugees & Displaced Students

Columbia University, NY, will give full scholarships to refugees and other displaced students. The initiative is the first of its kind in the world, according to university officials. To read more, click here.


U.S. HEIs: How to remain competitive in international education?

Say what we want, but we live in a competitive world, and when it comes to international education, the U.S. HEIs are competitive to the extent that they remain in the field. Rather than retreating, U.S. HEIs must stay in the game and compete successfully with their counterparts in UK, Canada, Australia, and emerging markets such as China and India. To read more, click here.



3Q’s: EQ, IQ, LQ

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, retired from the Chinese e-commerce giant in September to focus on education, which he calls the “most important and critical issue” of our time. His concern: the world is changing fast, but education is not. To read more, click here.


10 Quick Takeaways from the PISA Survey

The latest scores from PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment, were announced on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. In blog, we share 10 quick takeaways from the survey: To read more, click here.


Photo credit: UNHCR, Houssam Hariri

There are tens of millions of forcibly displaced people across the world, escaping from conflicts, violence or abuse of human rights. Around half of the 65 million refugees and displaced people in the world are over 18 years old. However, only 1% of this group can access higher education.
To read more, click here.


Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events 2020:

AIEA Annual Conference 2020
“Rethinking Comprehensive Internationalization for a Global Generation”
February 16-19, 2020, Washington, DC
AICE 2020 Symposium
“Setting the Standard: Evaluating Professional Qualifications in Law and Medicine from Around the World.”
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April 4, 2019, New Orleans, LA
AACRAO 2020 Annual Meeting
April 4-8, 2020, New Orleans, LA
Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting
April 15-17, 2020 Delhi, India
NAFSA Annual Conference
May 24-29, 2020, St. Louis, MO
EAIE Annual Conference
September 15-18, 2020, Barcelona, Spain
TAICEP Annual Conference
October 5-8, 2020, Glasgow, Scotland


ACEI Additional Services

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