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August 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

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News Around the world

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AFRICA & CHINA

9 African Universities Sign Agreements with China

Nine African universities have signed cooperation agreements with various Chinese universities and think-tanks, aimed at establishing academic collaborations in the fields of humanities and social sciences. To read more, click here.

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AUSTRALIA

Over Reliance on Chinese International Students

Australia’s over reliance on Chinese international students can be catastrophic for its higher education institutions. To read more, click here.

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CANADA

Fake Schools and Fake Grades

Falsifying report cards, inflating marks and faking attendance records. It’s happening at a handful of high schools in the GTA and could be impacting which students get into Canadian colleges and universities. To read more, click here.

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CHINA-USA

U.S. Welcomes Chinese Students or Not?

At the 2019 EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. the speaker at the luncheon was Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, who said the U.S. welcomes Chinese students, but colleges should take steps to help them "live, study and eat alongside their American and international peers" to stave off efforts by China to negatively impact their views of the U.S. To read more, click here.

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COLOMBIA

Offering Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees

Colombia will give citizenship to more than 24,000 undocumented children of Venezuelan refugees born in the country, a rare humanitarian measure amid tightening migration policies elsewhere in the hemisphere. This will make it easier for the children to access education and health care and preventing an explosion of statelessness in Colombia. To read more, click here.

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FRANCE

Welcome to France, but the Price Tag is Not Affordable

France’s campaign to attract international students has proven to be not as fruitful as the numbers of students wishing to study at French universities has decreased because of rising tuition fees. To read more, click here.

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INDIA

UGC Declares 23 Universities as Fake

Recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has released a list of 23 “self-styled, unrecognized” universities, eight of which are in Uttar Pradesh. To read more, click here.

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IRAN

Experiencing Reverse Brain Drain

Iran's deputy president for science and technology, said on Monday that students from top universities around the world were returning home in quite unprecedented numbers, adding that a total of 130 students graduated from 100 top-ranked universities of the world had returned to Iran between late March and late July. To read more, click here

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KENYA

Update on Legal Education

A Task Force appointed by the Kenyan government in 2016 has proposed that non-Kenyans be barred from country's Advocates Training Program (ATP) at the Kenya School of Law. To read more, click here.

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KAZAKHSTAN-KYRGYZSTAN-TAJIKISTAN

Silk Road University Serves Nomadic Mountain Communities

The University of Central Asia, a unique university on the New Silk Road being developed by China to link Asia to Europe, hopes to tag onto the new infrastructure to educate some of the most marginalized communities in the mountainous region – most of them living a nomadic lifestyle raising livestock and facing problems due to conflicts and climate change. To read more, click here

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LATIN AMERICA

Mutual Recognition of Degrees and Diplomas of Higher Education

Government representatives from 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean met in July 2019 at the International Conference of States, for the final revision of the proposed text of the new Convention for the Recognition of Studies, Degrees and Diplomas in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. To read more, click here.

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TAIWAN

A Historic Merger of 3 Universities

A proposed merger of three universities in Taiwan could mark the largest of its kind in the history of the island’s tertiary education. To read more, click here.

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THE WORLD

Top University Picks for Education Degrees 2019

Times Higher Education (THE) released their data called World University Rankings to show the top picks for education degrees for 2019. To read more, click here.

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Traditional Education Systems Stifles Creativity

According to a test developed by NASA, traditional education does not sufficiently value innovative and entrepreneurial thinking – it dumbs down the creative genius that we were born with and here is what we can do to change it for the better. To read more, click here.

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ASEAN Countries Struggling to Keep up in a 4th industrial Revolution Era

The challenges that plagued European and American universities at the turn of the twentieth century are creeping into the Southeast Asian higher education landscape more than a century later. Technological advances have drastically altered employers’ needs. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming industries. Even manual positions now require basic computer literacy skills. Universities have been slow to adapt. They are not producing graduates equipped to meet the tech demands of the modern workforce. To read more, click here.

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UNITED KINGDOM

14 Quick Facts on UK as a Destination for International Students

In a recent post on ACEI-Global.Blog, 14 quick facts outline the UK’s position as a destination for international students. To read more, click here.

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events 2019:

European Association of International Educators (EAIE),
Annual Conference
September 24-27, 2019, Helsinki, Finland
NACAC 75th National Conference
September 26-28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 33rd Annual Conference
October 5-7, 2019 in Chicago, IL
AIEC (Australian International Education Conference) 2019
October 15-18, 2019 in Perth, Australia
Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers Network Conference
Crossing Borders and Boundaries
October 17–19, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas
Alliance for International Exchange Annual Conference
Shaping the Future
October 24-25, 2019 in Washington, DC
IVEC 2019
International Virtual Exchange Conference
October 25-26, 2019 in Tacoma, Washington
NAFSA Regional Conferences 2019
ACEI will be attending NAFSA Region XII Conference
November 4-8, 2019, in Pasadena, CA
2019 CIEE Annual Conference
Opening Doors to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad
November 6-8, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York

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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©.

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ACEI’s Advisory Services 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 on ACEI’s Advisory Services and how we can assist you, please contact Yolinisse Moreno, Director of Programs & Communications at ymoreno@acei-global.org.

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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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