Update on the Iranian Konkur

Despite rumours of its abolition, the Iranian national university entrance examination, Konkur (or Concours – from the French), continues to be available to students wishing to enter higher education in…

TNE must deliver portable qualifications that will be recognised internationally

“At times, regulations developed to safeguard students and societies… can hinder the achievement of the very benefits associated with TNE” Cross-border cooperation and coordination are needed to reap the full…

International Comparisons database updates – October 2019: Focus on Africa

Opportunities for international student recruitment and partnerships in Africa were discussed in a number of sessions at the UKNARIC19 annual conference earlier this week. In his session ‘Opportunities in Africa’,…

Iranian Konkur to be abolished

This post was originally published in October 2019 and is superseded by new information available here. The Iranian Ministry of Education has confirmed that the national university entrance examination, Konkur…

International Comparisons database updates – August 2019

The UK NARIC International Comparisons database is continually updated to reflect changes and developments in education systems around the world, and to enhance the information available to our members. Here’s…

International Comparisons database updates – July 2019

The UK NARIC International Comparisons database has information on the education systems of 209 countries and territories. This information is continually updated in a number of different ways. Education system…

International Comparisons database updates – June 2019

June was another busy month for updates to the International Comparisons database. Comprehensive updates Two country files were updated in full: Benin and Turkey. One of Africa’s most stable democracies,…

Five things you need to know about transnational education (TNE)

Transnational education (TNE) refers to educational provision that crosses national borders: programmes of study delivered outside of the country where the awarding body is based and those offered through international…