EUCLID is an intergovernmental, treaty-based university, accredited in its charter (Article I) and further accredited by the Participating States / Headquarters States through specific actions and certifications.
This is attested by a letter from the United Nations, Office of Human Resources Management, (reference 0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12), dated 10 December 2012: "the UN Secretariat recognize[s] Euclide - Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited."
EUCLID's constitutive treaty, as registered and published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007): "EUCLID is chartered to confer diplomas, degrees and completion certificates accredited by the ministries of Education of the Participating Parties. (Article 1)"
EUCLID, (or as applicable the EUCLID Secretary General), is member of institutional associations requiring government recognition / accreditation, notably AAU and IAUP.
EUCLID has been certified to UNESCO/IAU in the current update cycle. Its supervisory quality assurance agencies in Gambia and CAR (Headquarters States) are MoHERST/NAQAA and Ministry of National Education/Office of the Prime Minister. Accordingly, EUCLID is listed in the UNESCO/IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED).
|Under International Law
||Under United Nations Treaty Series 49006/49007 Article III
|Primary Accrediting Bodies
||Current and in-effect Ministries of Education (Headquarters: Gambia, C.A.R.)
|Relevant Quality Assurance Bodies
|Other Accrediting Bodies
||Other ministries of Education under Article I (see list)
||Yes, the EUCLID SG is a member of IAUP
|UNESCO NATCOM listing
||Yes (posted by UNESCO Commission GM)
|Other Relevant Participations
||GUNI, UN Academic Impact, ACUNS
||United Nations Treaty Series (search database for "EUCLID")
|UNESCO/IAU WHED listing?
||Yes ("International / Regional" category) Also in the UNESCO/IAU WHED
|Usable for UN & IGO positions?
||Yes (per letter from UN Secretariat)
|Usable for UNICEF?
||Yes (per policy)
|Listed for UN staff sabbaticals?
|CHEA (USA) accreditation
||No (EUCLID is not a US-based institution and limits US enrollment)
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University) is certified as a recognized/accredited institution of higher learning by according to the rules governing intergovernmental universities: (1) by its headquarter's state ministry of higher education, (2) by other Participating States according to their own rules.
Accordingly, EUCLID has been registered and recognized as a "recognized / accredited" intergovernmental university with the international authorities of reference.
As stated by the United Nations (Office of Human Resources Management):
"both IAU/UNESCO and the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited" (0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12, dated 10 December 2012).
Prospective students should take note that governmental and intergovernmental bodies are the only official and reliable authorities in matter of university status and accreditation / recognition. Private and sub-national entities claiming authority to approve or disapprove institutions of higher learning are often deceptive, or fraudulent.
Typically, public national (or regional) universities are accredited by a single 'accrediting body' which is either the ministry of education (MOE) or a specialized agency approved by the ministry of education. This governmental approval is deemed sufficient for international accreditation and recognition. In addition, there are private accrediting bodies with various levels of validity and recognition (the United States does not have a ministry of education and relies on private accreditors).
Typically, public intergovernmental universities are now accredited by the accrediting body of their headquarters state (Ministry of Education / Higher Education or other delegated public agency), in addition to other accreditation and recognition statements incorporated in their charter. The following table summarizes the accreditation processes and documentation for the major intergovernmental universities including EUCLID:
Accordingly, EUCLID derives its academic accreditation from proper government authorization under international law and from their ministries of education, not private or sub-national agencies. Inasmuch as most countries are legally bound to recognize UN-registered treaties based on the principle of reciprocity, the assurance of international validity under all national legal frameworks for recognition is extremely high.
Finally, EUCLID's academic accreditation is also recognized and reaffirmed by the following intergovernmental organizations: ICCI, CAFRAD, ECOWAS (see below).
See also: Further information about accreditation