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October 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS EVALUATION INSTITUTE, INC. (ACEI)
Is incorporated in the state of California (1994), and is dedicated to the advancement of international academic exchange and understanding through the dissemination of information on international academic credentials.

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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

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EGYPT

Turning Universities into Smart Institutions

Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and Minister of Communications Amr Talaat held a meeting to follow up on efforts by the two ministries to develop technological infrastructure, upgrade internet speeds, and make a transition to electronic examinations in Egyptian state universities. To read more, click here.

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FINLAND

10 Fun facts on Finland

Finland was recently ranked by the World Economic Forum as the world’s most happiest country. To read more, click here.

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GERMANY

Increase in the # of Indian Students

DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi has released the data of international students in Germany, it states that the number of Indian students has grown by 18.44 percent and stands at 20,810 (Winter Semester 2018-19), this includes 72 percent male and 28 percent female students.To read more, click here.

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INDIA

A School’s Ploy to Combat Cheating Backfires

A school in India has its students wear boxes on their heads during exam to prevent cheating. It didn’t turn out well for the school. To read more, click here.

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KENYA

Education Secretary Vows to Close Subpar Universities

A number of universities are staring at an imminent closure as the State moves to streamline the higher learning in Kenya. To read more, click here.

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THE WORLD

Isolationism: Recipe for Failure

Bernhard Streitwieser is a NAFSA Senior Fellow and has contributed an essay to NAFAS’s International Education in a Time of Global Disruption Report. The following is an edited critique of Jenny J Lee’s contribution in the same report on the ‘China threat’. In it, she argues that targeting students due to their ethnicity or national origin is a clear danger that international education professionals and their institutions should resist and confront.To read more, click here.

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THE WORLD

The World Bank: Education in Developing Countries is in Crisis

The World Bank did surveys in seven Sub-Saharan countries and found that on average, three in 10 fourth-grade teachers had not mastered the language curriculum they were teaching. To read more, click here.

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Source: CNN

THE WORLD

Student-led Protests Erupt Around the World

Chile: Students begin protests against transportation fare hikes. To read more, click here
Hong Kong: What started as an anti-extradition protest by students has grown into large scale mass protests that continue till today. To read more, click here
Lebanon: Students began a protest against a tax on WhatsApp which has triggered mass nationwide protests against deeper inequalities and frustration. To read more, click here
Pakistan: Students protest after news of surveillance, harassment and blackmailing scandal breaks out. To read more, click here
South Africa: Students protest in support of better housing continue. To read more, click here
Taiwan: Protests from Hong Kong are moving into Taiwan. To read more, click here
The World: Surge in Protests Around the World. To read more, click here

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

AI University to Open in Dubai

A new university is being created to have a singular focus on AI. It will be named The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, a new graduate-level AI research institution in Abu Dhabi. They are accepting applications for its first masters and PhD programs this month, with classes scheduled to begin in September 2020. To read more, click here.

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USA

US Education Secretary in Contempt of Court & Fined

A federal judge on October 24, 2019 held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court and imposed a $100,000 fine for violating an order to stop collecting on the student loans owed by students of a defunct for-profit college. To read more and watch video, click here

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USA & CHINA

Sharing Expertise on International Credential Evaluation

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.

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UZBEKISTAN

From Autocracy to an Open HE System

The higher education landscape in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, has been changing rapidly over the past three years. Since the passing of Uzbekistan’s first president, Islam Karimov, in 2016, who had been in power since 1991, the country has seen an about-face under the leadership of his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Under Mirziyoyev, a swathe of policies aim to transform higher education into what one government minister has called ‘Universities 3.0’. To read more, click here.

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Webinar:

Diploma to Degree: A Global Progression Pathway Made in Scotland
Free Webinar
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM PST

Upcoming Events 2019:

NAFSA Regional Conferences 2019
ACEI will be attending & exhibiting at 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
2019 AIRC Annual Conference
ACEI will be attending and exhibiting at AIRC
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. For more information, please click here and check the AICE website regularly as registration information will be posted soon.

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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©.

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.

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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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