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rates of candidates sitting for professional licensing exams , a measure of academic e²ectiveness, jumped from 33.9 to 58.6 percent between 2010 and 2015. In an attempt to boost the country’s research output, the government in 2017 also institutionalized the so-called “ Balik (Returning) Scientist Program,” an initiative that was first created in the 1970s to incentivize highly skilled Filipino researchers working abroad to return to the Philippines. Benefits provided through the program include research   GLOBAL EDUCATION TRENDS EDUCATION SYSTEM PROFILES TOOLS & REPORTS TRAINING ARCHIVES WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES
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6/18/2019 Education in the Philippines - WENR 8/27 grants, free health insurance, and relocation allowances. As international education consultant Roger Chao Jr has pointed out , it remains to be seen, however, how e²ective the program will be, given that the o²ered incentives and research funding may not be competitive enough to lure established scientists back to the Philippines. Like most Asian countries, the Philippines also seeks to internationalize its education system and promotes transnational education (TNE) partnerships with foreign HEIs. To formalize this process and assure the quality of the programs o²ered, CHED in 2016 established concrete guidelines for transnational programs. Importantly, programs can only be o²ered in collaboration with a Philippine partner institution. Both the foreign provider and the Philippine partner institution must also be o²icially recognized and seek authorization from CHED, which is initially granted for a one-year period for graduate programs, and for two years in the case of undergraduate programs. CHED has entered agreements with a number of countries , predominantly in Europe, but its most significant relationship is with the United Kingdom. The British Council , the U.K.’s designated organization to promote international exchange, considers the Philippines an ideal location for a TNE hub, due to its expanding population of university-age students, CHED’s commitment to internationalization, and the use of English as a language of instruction in a majority of higher education programs. In 2016, CHED and the British Council entered an agreement designed to “support twinning, joint degree programmes, dual degrees and franchise models in priority fields of study between institutions in the Philippines and the UK .” In 2017, this was followed by ten Philippine universities, including the country’s top institutions, being designated to receive seed funding to establish TNE programs with British partner universities. The initiative is funded with UK £ 1million (USD $1.4 million) from CHED and UK £ 500,000 (USD $698,000) from the British Council . Programs are slated to commence in the 2018/19 academic year.
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