Baltics, Benelux States Sign Accord on Automatic Recognition of Higher Education Degrees (The Baltic Times, September 27, 2021) “Before preparing the agreement, the higher education reforms of all six countries were analyzed, including the quality assurance and transparency of evaluating and recognizing qualifications. The analyses confirmed that the higher education systems of the Baltic and the Benelux countries are in conformity with the principles and the model of the European higher education area, the systems are comparable and there are no considerable differences between them. Becoming a contracting party shows the quality and reliability of the country’s higher education system.”

British Council Visits AQACHEI (Ammon News, September 29, 2021) “A delegation from the British Council in Jordan visited on Tuesday visited the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI). The delegation examined the AQACHEI work mechanism and its achievements at local and international levels.”

National Education Policy 2020: Reforms in Higher Education (Digital Learning Network, September 27, 2021) “The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), launched on 29 July 2020, outlines the vision of India’s new education system. NEP 2020 focuses on five pillars: Affordability, Accessibility, Quality, Equity, and Accountability – to ensure continual learning. It has been crafted consistent with the needs of the citizens as a demand for knowledge in society and economy called for a need to acquire new skills on a regular basis.”

U.S. Regional Accreditor Visits Bahrain (Zawya, September 2021) “The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) welcomed Dr. Tamela H. Hawley, Vice President at WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), to Bahrain. Dr. Hawley visited the University’s state-of-the-art campus, as the institution is in the process of seeking U.S. regional accreditation.”