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Welcome to the Cutting EDGE

Stay up to date with changes to EDGE and opportunities to participate in our community of users. Check back at this page frequently to see what’s new. 


EDGE User Group

The EDGE User group is a great place to learn how to get the most out of EDGE and compare notes with other EDGE Users. Register for the next meeting. Or check out recordings of past meetings.

Ukraine Content

In light of recent events in the region, our Ukraine Page is currently available as a preview to our EDGE subscription.

Preview EDGE Ukraine

IESC Fellows

Our IESC Fellows gain valuable insight and learn best practices from professionals with decades of experience. Would you like to join them?

EDGE Legacy

AACRAO recognizes and honors Dr. William Paver of UT Austin and Foreign Credentials Services of America for his contribution to the field of international education through the development of The Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE). Dr. Paver oversaw the development of the initial software and content framework and organized a team to create the EDGE Database. The original team, which also comprised the first iteration of the International Education Standards Council (IESC), consisted of Gloria Nathanson of UCLA, Robert Watkins of UT Austin,  Johnny Johnson of Monterey Peninsula College, and Dale Gough from AACRAO. In coordination with experienced professionals in international education and AACRAO staff members, this group developed the initial profiles with generous support from The Paver Family Foundation, which maintained and funded the project through its development. AACRAO appreciates the work of Dr. Paver and those who shaped EDGE and gives particular thanks to the Paver Family Foundation.

Professional Degrees Update

AACRAO EDGE is pleased to announce a new project consolidating information on the First Professional Degrees in Law in educational systems from around the globe. We will update the information for each of these degrees in Law in EDGE on an ongoing basis, with advice included within each appropriate credential(s). The systems for Law differ around the world, with many different models used to teach this subject. Some immediately follow secondary school, while others require a post-secondary degree to gain access to the program -- this type of information can be very useful when trying to understand the degree the student is presenting.


We aim to have a steady stream of information, so keep an eye out for the next batch of credentials -- we'll send out email notices and alert you on the AACRAO EDGE home page.


Please note: the academic credentials documented during this project may not ultimately allow the holder to practice unless they are also appropriately licensed. Licensure requirements can vary within a country and are not included here. Licensure benefits do not transfer from one location to another. AACRAO EDGE does not address the licensure requirements for any regulated profession, including for Law.

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