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UK NARIC information and data updates for 2019

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In 2019, 166 country files in the UK NARIC International Comparisons database will be updated by UK NARIC's Research and Data team.

The 2019 Information Development Plan (IDP) will be published in March and sets out the research, information and data priorities for the year ahead across all UK NARIC databases and services.

More than 200 specific, targeted updates will be carried out for 138 countries. The prioritisation of these targeted updates is designed to update particular sections of information to reflect recent notable changes. A further 25 countries will undergo a comprehensive update of all International Comparisons sections.

The plan also describes the primary themes around which UK NARIC research is taking place, highlighting some of the current issues and trends affecting international education.

Three new country profiles will be added to the International Comparisons (IC) database: Montserrat; San Marino; and São Tomé and Príncipe.

UK NARIC currently holds data on 208 countries and territories on its IC database and the information is updated on a continual basis to ensure that our data is as comprehensive and relevant as possible.

Another 2019 priority will be the development of new country information, through new country- and region-specific Training Workshops focusing on: China; Turkey; the Middle East; and Latin America. This tightens the training focus on key and emerging markets and allows more flexible combinations of Workshops to tailor information delivery for particular needs.

An important recent development in the IC database is the Certificate Bank. This has grown to now having 5000 digital images of certificates, including images for over 750 upper secondary and undergraduate qualification entries across 200 countries.

The Certificate Bank will grow again in 2019 to incorporate postgraduate and profession-specific awards, covering a total of 128 countries.

The expansion of the International Grade Comparisons (IGC) database will continue in 2019.

There will be updates to 30 entries already on the IGC database, including 27 countries, 2 non-country-specific entries and 1 country entry for TNE provision; there will also be the addition of 10 new IGC country files, in response to sector feedback, member requests and enquiries.

In addition to the changes and updates identified in the IDP, UK NARIC will remain flexible in incorporating further updates throughout the year, to ensure responsiveness to changes in international education, wherever and whatever they may be.

22/02/2019 15:20:00
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