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July 2021 - Los Angeles, CA

About ACEI

Founded in 1994, ACEI is a full-service company providing complete and integrated services in-house in the areas of international education research, credential evaluation, and translation. And, through our Global Consulting Group®, we offer our expertise in the following specialties: Media and Branding, Global Pathways, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to interested institutions and organizations around the globe.


ACEI Global Consulting Group

The Global Consulting Group is a division of ACEI that provides international education expertise with focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting, Global Pathway Consulting (Program/Curriculum Review for Partnerships between overseas institutions), and Media and Brand Consulting. Click here to view video presentation.


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Reconsidering How We Build Programs for DEI in Higher Education


Building and maintaining a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in higher education is hard. The challenges to this important work may even seem insurmountable in our current political climate. Even beyond the overt backlash against DEI as currently seen in the campaign against Critical Race Theory (CRT)—a concept used as a catch-all for attempts to block both the teaching and learning about race and racism as well as the restructuring of our institutions to address it—the more generalized fear of even opening up challenging conversations about race is potentially the greater and more persistent challenge. To read more, click here.


Education News From Around the Globe


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Taliban advances shatter the dream of higher education

With Taliban insurgents extending their grip on previously government-controlled areas across war-ravaged Afghanistan as US and NATO troops depart, aspiring young Afghans’ hopes for higher education are diminishing as they feel many gains of the past two decades of peace are slipping away. To read more, click here.



Government tightens foreign research collaboration rules

The Canadian government joined a push by Western governments to tighten up security on research collaborations that could leak secrets to China or other countries deemed a security risk. To read more, click here.



China Considers Turning Tutoring Companies into Non-Profits

China is considering asking companies that offer tutoring on the school curriculum to go non-profit, according to people familiar with the matter, as part of a sweeping set of constraints that could decimate the country’s $100 billion education tech industry. Shares sank. To read more, click here.


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Exodus of students could worsen, educators say

Hong Kong educators have warned of an increasing exodus of pupils as part of a wave of emigration following the introduction of the national security law, after the latest official data showed more than 15,000 students had quit school in a year. To read more, click here.


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Police tear gas university students protesting fees hike

Kenyan riot police on Wednesday, July 14th fired tear gas at students protesting a decision by a top university to hike tuition fees. To read more, click here.



Why scientists should respond to Russia’s criminalizing of a US educational exchange

The Russian State Prosecutor’s Office last month labeled Bard College “undesirable,” claiming that its activities “pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.” The decision has criminalized and ended Bard’s decades-long partnership with St. Petersburg University which, among other accomplishments, created Smolny College—the first liberal arts college in Russia. By law, anyone in Russia found guilty of associating with an “undesirable” organization may face significant fines and up to six years in prison. To read more, click here.



Rwanda to upgrade technical education to increase enrollment

Rwanda plans to upgrade its technical and vocational training to increase enrollment and bolster students' prospects in the job market. To read more, click here.



Admissions rise 50% at Dubai universities in wake of COVID

A number of universities in Dubai saw admissions rise by 50% this academic year as many students opted to study in the United Arab Emirates. Universities say students were attracted by special admission offers and campus safety measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more, click here.


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Landmark US government backing for international education

The first joint statement from the US departments of State and Education in over two decades to support the country’s international education ambitions has promised a “shared commitment” to promote the country as a study destination and the benefits of global academic engagement. To read more, click here.


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US community colleges see sizable decline in enrollment during pandemic

Decline in enrollments at US community colleges during the pandemic and it’s long-term impact. To read more, click here.



For your viewing pleasure, we’ve selected the following documentaries, available through our partner Video Project:


As the number of students on the autism spectrum attending college steadily climbs, schools and students alike are trying to figure out how to manage the unique challenges experienced by this community. Getting accepted is often easy enough, but once on campus, navigating college can be challenging in many ways, often leaving students to figure it out as they go along. For more information, click here.


OYLER profiles how an innovative "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by transforming schools to meet basic health, social, and nutritional needs. For more information, click here.


ACEI Additional Services


ACEI’s Global Consulting Group 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 visit:


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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