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Is it easier to get a foreign medical degree (MBBS) recognized in Australia than in Germany? [closed]

Is it easier to get an MBBS degree recognized in Australia than in Germany?
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Do PhD degrees in Germany require government accreditation?

I am an academic from China and I am currently studying the accreditation and quality assurance of German master's and doctoral degrees. However, the existing English literature does not clearly ...
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Choosing a benchmark

I am a professor currently involved in our accreditation application. In one section of the application, I must define our program strengths based on statistical data. Our statistical data is ...
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Need help to choose a master degree [closed]

I'm Russian citizen. I graduated in the field of Computer Science (cybersecurity branch) from a Russian university. The specialist degree is a 5-year study. I want to make a change and take a master ...
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Does a private university need to get re-accredited if it moves to a different state?

In the U.S. there is no centralized agency that oversees accreditation of higher education institutions and the power and responsibility of accreditation are decentralized and distributed to various ...
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PhD wanting to start another graduate degree program. Why do I need to submit undergraduate transcripts?

I have a PhD from an accreditated university, and actually am an associate professor at one, and was casually looking to apply to a masters program in an unrelated discipline at another university. ...
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What are the requirements to have a program accredited as a Bachelor’s degree?

I have found this document about European standards for higher education: https://www.enqa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ESG_2015.pdf The criteria are not as strict as I maybe expected, a lot of it ...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

I would like to pursue my master's studies in mathematics in Russia. Yet, I was told that there's a possibility of foreign universities not recognizing Russian degrees due to the current political ...
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My master's program in math is not listed in the council of graduate schools. Does this mean the degree is invalid?

https://cgsnet.org/institutional-members Does this mean the masters degree will be invalid ? The school was ranked on usnews so I did not think it would be this bad.
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How can I find out if New York State's Department of Education accredits more than just high schools, and if there is a list of their institutions?

I'm looking into schools that are accredited. I saw that NY state department of education gives accreditation to institutions, but I simply cannot tell if this is only for high schools. Also, I can't ...
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Are there official criteria what undergraduate programs in different majors must cover at US schools?

I recently found that the largest share of students in program X at my school do not need to take classes on topic ABC, even though topic ABC is considered as critical and fundamental by virtually ...
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Can someone get his previous credits counted in a new Master's programme in the EU? [closed]

Suppose, someone studied in a 120ECTS MSc program in CS in a country 'X' in the EU. He obtained 60 ECTS there, but he also has some failed courses. He then abandons the program. Now, he moves to a ...
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How can I accredit my Russian kandidat nauk in biology to PhD in USA?

I have a kandidat nauk in biology from Russia, and as I know it's equivalent to a PhD degree outside post-Soviet countries. My question is what do I need to do to accredit my degree in the USA? Which ...
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How do I know that an educational institute is accredited?

How can I investigate whether an institute is authentic and accredited? Which web-sites or listings can I check? For instance, say I want to investigate The Chicago School of Professional Psychology....
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How one legally can justify distance learning for on campus programs? [closed]

A few years ago we wanted to open a new program that will be based on distance learning, however, getting accredited for having a master degree program that is based on distance learning and not on ...
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Doctor of Design (or Other) as PhD Equivalent, Future Risk

From another question regarding Doctorate equivalency, I found the link to this wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doctoral_degrees_in_the_US I have a few questions that are ...
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Unofficially switched PhD supervisor to one at a different institution. Can I get this officially acknowledged? [closed]

My PhD (I have 1 year left in it) started out at institution A with supervisor A. For reasons not worth going into, I am now, in most practical senses, being supervised by supervisor B at institution ...
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Are transfer credits transitive? [closed]

Is transfer credit transitive? If B accepts credits from A, and C accepts credits from B, will C accept credits from A, provided a student transfers to B before coming to C? I have transfer credits ...
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Legal protection for the title "university" in California

Some non-academic organizations in United States use "university" as part of their name without official accreditation, and I've been struggling to figure out to what extent the university title is ...
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Is an unaccredited online Master's degree comparable to a typical Master's if from a reputable university?

I'm considering applying for an unaccredited, online, Master's program at a university in the UK that is itself fully accredited. I'm interested in pursuing a Master's degree purely for my own ...
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Is a Master's degree in Europe valid for a teaching career in the USA?

I'm currently an undergraduate student in the US but looking seriously into some master's programs at European universities for the international experience, cost difference in my field, and exposure ...
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Teaching philosophy with a PhD in math

I am currently in a PhD program for math in the US studying mathematical logic, and I plan to pursue a teaching career at a university after I finish my degree. Philosophy has always been a side ...
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Do accreditation agencies limit academic freedom?

Do accreditation agencies limit academic freedom? Specifically, have there been instances of accreditation agencies revoking a college's or university's accreditation status because of ideological ...
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Is there a publication that critically reviews the effectiveness of academic accreditation bodies?

It seems there is a general belief that when a university fails to meet some accreditation body's standards then the university is somehow less than genuine. Is there any objective proof that ...
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US accreditation and online degrees

In the past I have never worried too much about accreditation, because it was fairly easy to tell reputable schools apart from the mail order degrees. Unfortunately, this line is getting blurred by ...
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I have a UK DClinPsy. Can I use a plain 'Dr.' title in Germany? [duplicate]

A resposible german executive body (Kultusministerkonferenz) decided that certain doctorates from the EU grant the right to use the title 'Dr.': Inhaber von in einem wissenschaftlichen ...
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Consequences of university losing its accreditation on admission for further graduate education?

I graduated 10 years ago from a school that just lost its accreditation. What kind of consequences can I expect from this? In particular about that affecting admission chances for further education. ...
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change of study plans within ABET accreditation

Currently, I am working in a CS program that has decided to follow the ABET accreditation. The problem is that we are about to implement a new study plan for the next year, which is more suited to the ...
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Documentation or evaluation instruments used for accreditation of CS programs under The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)?

I was wondering if there is a repository about the documentation or evaluation instruments that are used for accreditation of CS programs under The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (...
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Is the following a form of dishonesty on the part of the school? [closed]

This distance-learning school claims to be a member of a certain international academic organization . But after checking with the said organization, I found out that the school's membership have ...
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Leadership Ph.D alternative

(asking for a friend) I'm currently teaching at an undergraduate institution with a Masters in leadership. However, for accreditation purposes (and making the higher-ups happy) they want me to get a ...
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What proportion of course material mastery should we consider is "passing?" [closed]

What proportion of course material mastery should we consider is "passing?" In the US a typical grading rubric is A = 90%-100% B = 80%-89% C = 70%-79% D = 60%-69% F = below 59% As a professor I ...
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Is teaching for a biology program without "specialized accreditation" bad for your career?

I plan on graduating with my PhD in May and am currently job searching for academic positions for next fall. I am looking into applying to be a full-time biology faculty member at a school which is ...
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Why are computer science related degrees at some good European universities not ABET accredited?

I was wondering why some good European universities in the field of Computer Science and related careers, I mean: Computer Science Information Systems Software Engineering Their faculties do not ...
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PhD study (University accreditation) and the ability to teach in the USA

I'm thinking of starting doctoral studies at York University (USA). I found this on the York University website information about accreditation: YORK UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING ...
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Does Hill University (USA) have legitimate accreditation? [closed]

I need to know if Hill University is accredited. Especially in the field of MBA degrees.
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Measure quality of new born major

How should I go about determining the quality of an undergraduate program that is just starting given that the field in general is relatively young? To be more specific, I am considering a new cyber ...
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Is regional accreditation important for a masters degree?

My understanding is that a regionally accredited school is important for getting into other schools, such as when applying for a masters program. But considering a masters program is typically the end ...
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How to show the accreditation of a university abroad

I live in the U.S but got my undergrad from a university in another country. Now I have applied for Masters in the U.S and the department of graduate studies have requested this information from me, ...
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Is a university that grants me a PhD for $1000 and a copy of my unpublished book fake?

I have paid $1000 for PhD in mathematics. And I have sent them my book to be considered as a PhD thesis. Now I suspect that I have lost the money. But as far as I know they are not accredited by the ...
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Do American students enroll in unaccredited universities?

In countries with central governmental control over higher educations, universities normally should be accredited by a governmental body to establish a university and enroll students. However, in the ...
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What should I do if a student has already done all the work for my course elsewhere?

Some background info: I'm a graduating Masters Students teaching a Web Development Class. This is my first teaching gig and this is a required course for CS students. I have one star student who is ...
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In ABET accreditation criteria, what is the meaning of "one year of X"?

The ABET accreditation criteria document for Computer Science lists some course requirements as One year of Science and Mathematics At least one half year of Mathematics One and one-third years of ...
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Downloadable list of all accredited U.S. colleges? [closed]

I am looking for a downloadable list of all accredited U.S. colleges. I have found many options to search databases, but I am looking for a downloadable list, preferably in spreadsheet format such as ...
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Free Database to Verify the Accreditation of any College or University in the World?

Is there a free, authoritative, trustworthy online database where one can look-up the accreditation of any college or university in the world?
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Can non-PhDs or non-Masters be on an accredited college's faculty?

Do U.S. college accreditation agencies forbid teachers with only a bachelor's degree to be on the faculty of an accredited U.S. college?
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Non-EU PhD title in Germany

I am a German PhD student in South America and am worried about whether my PhD title will be accepted in Germany (as Dr.) and internationally in general. If you successfully complete a PhD in the EU, ...
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Is there a case for SLOs?

SLO stands for student learning outcome. At the community college where I teach, what seems to have happened is that our accrediting body told us we had to have them, and since they effectively wield ...
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What is a reliable accreditation to look for in British business schools?

When selecting an American business school, we look for certain accreditations specific to business schools, like ACBSP, AACSB, CHEA, , etc. For European universities, we look for Equis, AMBA, etc. ...
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Is ABET accreditation important for a bachelors degree in software engineering?

Would getting a non ABET accredited degree in Software Engineering put a person at a considerable disadvantage when it comes to employment, or applying for graduate school? I ask because I was ...
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