Industry Information, News Articles and Journals and Publications: July 2017 Edition

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Industry Information:

Sepmeyer Research grant

IERF is proud to announce the Sepmeyer Research Grant, which supports research in the area of international admissions and credentials evaluation. Grants up to $1000 are awarded. Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year: February 15th and August 15th. For more information, please click here: https://www.ierf.org/for-institutions/research-grants/

News Articles:

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China: Government Office Inadvertently Rubber-Stamps Fake Degrees: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000486/government-office-inadvertently-rubber-stamps-fake-degrees?utm_content=bufferaba61&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Kenya: Politicians among Victims of Revocation of Fake Papers: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/education/politicians-among-victims-of-revocation-of-fake-academic-papers/2643604-4006864-5v3j66/index.html

Syria: What It’s Like Being a Student in Aleppo: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-its-like-being-a-college-student-in-aleppo_us_595669c6e4b05c37bb7de6aa?section=us_college&utm_content=buffer57fd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Europe: The Three-Year Bologna Bachelor’s Degrees: A U.S. and European Perspective: https://academicexchange.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/the-three-year-bologna-bachelors-degrees-a-u-s-and-european-perspective/?utm_content=buffer4261b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Australia: New Super Ministry a Threat to Students, Says Education Expert: https://t.co/VFMq2N1nFZ

United States of America: The Changing Face of Accreditation in Higher Education. https://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170707123900625

Mobility: Mapping the Trends That Will Shape International Student Mobility: https://monitor.icef.com/2017/07/mapping-trends-will-shape-international-student-mobility/?platform=hootsuite

Armenia: Armenian Higher Education in the European Higher Education Arena: https://t.co/BspeWFufs5

Vietnam: A Gloomy Outlook for Private Higher Education: https://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170515200538925#.WSIghw1O0og.twitter

India: Reforms in Higher Education: https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/opinion/reforms-in-higher-education/254907.html?utm_content=57631930&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

East Africa: Hurdles ahead for East Africa’s Common Higher Education Area: https://t.co/iXa9ImJyCy

Southeast Asia: Towards a Southeast Asian Higher Education Area: https://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170704111700957#.WWK8yk39lcA.twitter

Nigeria: Exam Malpractice: WAEC NECO Begs Government, Other Stakeholders to Help Fight Scourge: https://pearl.com.ng/2017/06/exam-malpractices-waec-nec-begs-government-stakeholders-help-fight-scourge/

Europe: Europeans Back Funding Vocational Training over Higher Education: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/europeans-back-funding-vocational-training-over-higher-education

United States: One University President’s Candid Take on the Future of Higher Education: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/07/18/537265624/one-university-presidents-candid-take-on-the-future-of-higher-ed?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

India: No Money, May Have to Shut down VTU: https://t.co/HLzRBZUrG0

China and Taiwan: China Cuts Undergraduate Student Quota for Taiwan: https://monitor.icef.com/2017/06/china-cuts-undergraduate-student-quota-taiwan/

Thailand: Thailand to open up to Foreign Institutions: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBo26MMXYAA5bhH.jpg

United Kingdom: UK NARIC Deal to Verify Foreign Credentials: https://thepienews.com/news/uk-naric-dataflow-group-verify-foreign-credentials/

Japan: New Unified Exam System Guidelines Announced: https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003818556?utm_content=57547017&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Journals and Publications:

Book and Glasses

Higher Education in ASEAN, International Association of Universities: https://www.iau-aiu.net/sites/all/files/IAU_Higher_Education_in_ASEAN.pdf

Index of Languages, IERF: https://www.ierf.org/for-institutions/ierf-publications/index-of-languages/

The Danish Education System, Ministry of Higher Education and Science. https://ufm.dk/en/publications/2016/the-danish-education-system   

Substantial Difference in the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications? A Research Study on the Practices of Credential Evaluators in Irish Higher Education Institutions, Maynooth University.  https://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/7582/

2017 International Student Survey Report, International Student Survey. https://www.internationalstudentsurvey.com/2017?utm_source=IDPDRIE

10 Trends: Transformative Changes in Higher Education, British Council. https://ei.britishcouncil.org/educationintelligence/10-trends-transformative-changes-higher-education

inHERE Good Practice Catalogue, inHere Project. https://www.inhereproject.eu/outputs/good-pratice-catalogue

Internationalization of Higher Education in China: A Case Study of International Branch Campuses. Jing Xiao. https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/c6m311p57t/Xiao_Jing_201703_PhD.pdf

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Shereen has been conducting research on educational credentials from precedent and non-precedent source countries and reviewing documents for evaluations for internationally educated physiotherapists for over 6 years. Prior to her experience at CAPR, Shereen worked as an Outreach Liaison Specialist at Job Skills supporting newcomers and immigrants in York Region. Shereen holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communication, Culture and Information Technology from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. Shereen also co-presented at the TAICEP 2016 conference in Chicago on the following topic "Increasing Pre-Arrival Support for Internationally-Educated Professionals in a Culture of Openness and Transparency." She also recently presented at the 2017 conference on education fraud and degree mills, and is currently the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee at TAICEP.

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