About the webinar:

Three of the most important standardized exams in China, from a credential evaluation perspective, includes the gaokao, the huikao, and the Academic Proficiency test (xueye shuiping ceshi). This webinar examines all three capstone examinations, recent reforms, as well as variations that are particular to Shanghai, China’s biggest city. WES' Advanced Evaluation Specialist, Mini Gu, will also review the Chinese secondary education system and how to verify and assess common academic documents.

Gain insights into:

  • Recent and on-going reforms to the Chinese higher education admission system and the gaokao
  • Internationalization trends in Chinese high schools
  • The Chinese secondary education system and how to evaluate key academic documents




Advanced Evaluation Specialist, WES

Mini specializes in evaluating credentials from Asia. Before joining WES, she worked for the Asia Society and various nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She earned a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Fudan University P. R. China. Mini is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.



Research Associate, WES

Ning earned a master’s degree in social and comparative analysis in education from the University of Pittsburgh,School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Capital Normal University, China. Ning has conducted research on international higher education trends and student mobility and has presented at 2017 NAFSA Region X.

Amir Reza

Vice Provost, International and Multicultural Education, Babson College

Dr. Reza has held numerous positions in academic affairs, student affairs, and international education during the past 15 years at Babson College. He is currently Vice Provost for International and Multicultural Education, responsible for providing leadership for collaborative advancement of the college’s internationalization and efforts designed to create a more inclusive campus for students. Amir’s expertise includes international education, global competency, academic advising and personal support, and higher education administration. He holds a BA and MA from the University of Maine. He earned his PhD at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education.

Silje Immerstein (Moderator)

Associate Director of Institutional Outreach and Training, WES

Silje has been with World Education Services (WES) since 2012, holding positions of Research Assistant, Research Associate, Project Manager, and now Associate Director of Institutional Outreach and Training. In her current position, she plans, designs and oversees webinars and workshops for higher education professionals on topics such as best practices in credential evaluation, and international student mobility and recruitment trends. Silje holds a BA in pedagogy from the University of Oslo, and a MA in international education from New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development.