About the webinar:

International branch campuses are one of the most complex manifestations of internationalization. Their existence poses interesting questions in terms of regulation, degree recognition, and credential evaluation.

Expect to come away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of both the unique nature of international branch campuses and the processes necessary for efficient and reliable credential evaluation.


Gain insights into international branch campuses:

  • Recent trends and drivers of their growth
  • Their impact on awarding authority
  • Best practices for evaluating their credentials

Presenters

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Kevin Kochel

Knowledge Analyst, WES

Kevin joined WES in 2018 as part of the evaluation and production team. He now researches higher education institutions and education credentials, with a focus on Western Europe. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in German and comparative literature from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Chris Mackie

Research Associate, WES

Chris is an international higher education researcher at WES where he conducts and presents research on a variety of topics in the field of international higher education. He has been with WES since 2014 and has experience in credential evaluation, specializing in the analysis and evaluation of credentials from the Indian subcontinent and the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining WES, Chris served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, working as an ESL teacher and community development specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Temple University and is fluent in Arabic.

Alejandro Ortiz

Sr. Research Associate

Alejandro is a regular contributor to WES original research reports and World Education News and Reviews (WENR). He recently wrote an article on Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go? Alejandro earned a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

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