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July 2018 - Beverly Hills, CA

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Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) has chosen International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) as its exclusive English assessment partner. iTEP's flagship iTEP Academic exam, as well as a new, co-branded ACEI iTEP Business Exam, will be made available at iTEP's more than 700 test centers around the world for use by ACEI's academic and professional partners in evaluating the English skills of applicants.


ACEI is happy to announce it's participating at this years NAFSA Region XII S. District (Mini) Conference, July 27, 2018, Orange Coast College

Thank you conference goers for visiting with ACEI’s Senior Vice-President & COO, Alan Saidi at the ACEI booth. We hope you enjoyed our giveaways and information material. For more information contact

Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, President & CEO of ACEI presented a well received session on “An Evaluator’s Guide to Institutional Recognition and Accreditation”. Jasmin shared guidelines and best practices to follow where determining institutional recognition as an important step in the international credential evaluation process. This session was based on takeaways from the 2018 Orlando Symposium on “Setting the Standards for Evaluating Institution Recognition and Accreditation”, hosted by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc., a non-profit professional association, of which ACEI is an Endorsed Member. For more information contact


News Around the world



Australia overtaking UK for international students

New research from University College London, Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students. To read more, click here.


Migrants at Denmark's Padborg Station, after crossing over the border from Germany SCANPIX DENMARK / REUTERS


Harsh new laws, for immigrant ‘Ghettos’

Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled. To read more, click here



New body to regulate all HEIs

The country’s national cabinet has approved the establishment of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, which will regulate all tertiary institutions and help to speed up the establishment of qualifying private universities. To read more, click here.


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‘Institutes of Eminence’ are named, one doesn’t exist yet

Earlier this month, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) named six universities selected for their world-class 'Institute of Eminence' status to enjoy heightened autonomy – and in the case of public institutions substantial extra government funding. One of the six universities, is not yet in existence. To read more, click here.



Teacher Union Advocate for Quality Public Education

The opening of a new headquarters for its branch in the center of the Iraqi Chamchamal region represents a golden opportunity for the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union to highlight the importance of providing quality education for all in the country and renew its commitment to ensure it. To read more, click here.



Dutch Court Rules in Favor of Universities to Teach in English

According to a recent court ruling, the universities of Maastricht and Twente can offer bachelor’s degrees in psychology that are taught in English. To read more, here.



President Assumes Power in Appointing University Rectors

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a decree stripping much of the supervisory powers of the country’s education watchdog (YOK) and gave himself sole authority to appoint university rectors. To read more, click here.



Visa Change Could Deter Incoming International Faculty

US President Donald Trump has ordered a review of the H-1B visa program. One area affected is spousal rights. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service is planning to reverse a 2015 final rule that granted eligibility for dependent spouses to work in the US. For more on the impact this policy change may have on international faculty, click here.


Trump Scraps Affirmative Action

The Trump administration has scrapped Obama-era policies promoting diversity in universities known as affirmative action. United States President Donald Trump’s decision has been viewed as an indicator that the federal government may soon challenge Harvard University’s admissions practices and nudge other universities to shelve race-orientated policies. To read more, click here



ACEI’s 5-Step Practical Guide to Help Refugees with Limited Documentation

The displacement of people because of conflict/war and/or caused by environmental/political/ economic crisis means that many may arrive at refugee camps or their adopted countries with little or no documents supporting their academic achievements. In a recent blog, ACEI shares a practical guide when assisting refugees and displaced people. To learn more, click here.


Source: University of California, Davis

Article26Backpack: A Digital Tool Launched by UC Davis

Article 26 Backpack, a part of Global Affairs at UC Davis and supported by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, is named for the article that established the right to education in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nearly 70 years ago. UC Davis recently launched this digital tool in Lebanon to help refugees reclaim their education. To learn more, click here




July 26-27, 2018 – Data Informed Decisionmaking
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC
For more information, click here.

July 27, 2018 – Mini NAFSA Regions XII (S. District) Conference
ACEI’s President & CEO, Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, will be presenting a session on “An Evaluator’s Guide to Institutional Recognition and Accreditation” at the Southern District, NAFSA Region XII Conference on July 27th at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. For more information, click here.



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.



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


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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