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November 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

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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



MP hired imposters to take her exams

A Bangladeshi politician has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take her place in exams. To read more, click here.



Fighting Fake News the Canadian Way

The need for real journalism has never been greater, with governments abusing the term to pass anti-press laws, presidents sidestepping accountability by dismissing reports as “fake news”, and with authoritarian leaders weaponizing these stories to cement power. Concordia University’s Institute for Investigative Journalism is stepping in to change this landscape for the better. To read more, click here



Teaching Local African Language

One of China’s oldest universities, the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), announced the introduction last month of a course in Kinyarwanda – one of Rwanda’s four official languages which is spoken by almost all of the native population and 12 million people in Rwanda, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjacent parts of southern Uganda. To read more, click here.



A New School to Train Spies

Germany’s intelligence agencies on Tuesday inaugurated a joint training center in the heart of Berlin, a city that was dubbed the ‘capital of spies’ during the Cold War and that to this day remains a hot spot of espionage. To read more, click here.



New Vocational Bachelor & Master Degrees:

A law introducing new degree titles: "Bachelor Professional" & "Master Professional" for vocational further education has been approved by the German federal parliament, despite strong criticism by higher education heads, who fear that it could damage the Bologna higher education reform process. To read more, click here.


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Protests are Impacting Education

The anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong. The protesters–many young high school and university students–have dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong. For quick facts, click here. For a more detailed read, click here.



University Entrance Age Limit Lifted

The Mauritanian government has removed the age limit of 25 years for university entry after sustained protest action by students over the past weeks. To read more, click here.



Most Innovative Economy in the World

South Korea has been named the world's most innovative economy for the second year running. 'Innovation' takes into account R&D, efficient education, technology advancements and manufacturing skills. To read more, click here.



Sharing Expertise on International Credential Evaluations

On October 18, 2019, the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI) had the pleasure of hosting representatives from the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) and China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) and colleagues from the American Education Research Corporation (AERC). The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about our respective organizations and discuss the role of the US Department of Education and the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). To read more, click here.



International Student Enrollments are Down

According to new data from IIE’s Open Doors, the number of international students enrolled at U.S. institutions of higher education dropped in academic year 2018-2019. To read more, click here. And, for the impact this decline is having on U.S. economy, click here.


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Upcoming Events 2019:

2019 AIRC Annual Conference
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December 11-14, 2019, Miami, FL

Heads up for 2020!

AICE 2020 Symposium
If evaluating professional qualifications in law and medicine from institutions outside the U.S. are conundrum for you, be sure to register for AICE’s 2020 Symposium on April 4th in New Orleans, LA. REGISTER NOW! For more information, please click here.


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