EUCLID is a specialized intergovernmental organization established in 2008, holding a university mandate and charter published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007).
It is among the world's few "international / intergovernmental" universities, and a full member in good standing of the key academic bodies, including the Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS), UN Academic Impact, UN PRME, etc. EUCLID is duly listed in the UNESCO IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED) which is used throughout the UN employment system (INSPIRA) and by credentials evaluators.
Among other services, EUCLID offers specialized distance-learning and online distance learning programs to government-sponsored as well as general public students. Its goal is to prepare "expert leaders for international civil service and global careers." EUCLID's academic motto is "Let us also hear the other side (Audi et alteram partem in Latin)" and its vision statement for students development and preparation, both government-sponsored and general public is: "Become Globalized."
EUCLID's flagship program is its standard-setting online master in diplomacy and international affairs, or MDIA which has qualified many diplomats globally. EUCLID also offers doctoral-level programs in diplomacy, sustainable development and international public health, as well as a new joint degree program in international public administration.
EUCLID Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck concluded a visit to the Republic of Georgia, during which he met with Dr Kakha Shengelia, President of Caucasus University and also of the International Association of University Presidents. Mr van Puyenbroeck also met and had dinner with HRH Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky and Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky.
EUCLID is pleased to announce the establishment of a legal association under French law named CIDEN (Conseil International pour le Développement et l’Enseignement Numérique). In accordance to the French Education Code, CIDEN will now proceed to file the required documentation to formalize the establishment and opening of Pôle Universitaire Euclide (France) in Montpellier in May 2019.
EUCLID is pleased to communicate on a number initiatives and developments, including (1) the appointment of Collen Kepapile; (2) the launch of the AFM Research Institute; (3) SwissCorps entrepreneurship support; (4) Status of institutional procedures.
A respected Springer-published peer review journal, Health Research Policy and Systems, has published an article documenting the remarkable activities and results of EUCLID partner Peoples-uni.
On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, EUCLID Under-Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck and CAR Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles Armel Doubane officially signed a supplemental headquarters protocol which expands and clarifies the privileges and immunities of EUCLID in the country.
The EUCLID Secretary General, Syed Zahid Ali, attended the joint AUAP - IAUP conference which took place at Surabaya University in Indonesia between July 9 and 12, 2018. During the conference, EUCLID and AUAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and synergy in the region.
EUCLID is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PEOPLES-UNI which is now in effect.The People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni: http://peoples-uni.org) mission is “To contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building Public Health capacity via e-learning at very low cost”.
The President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Dr. Kakha Shengelia visited the Gambia last week from the 8th to the 10th May 2018. The visit of the IAUP President was facilitated by EUCLID University’s Director of Operations in The Gambia (through the EUCLID Secretary General who has been a member of the IAUP since 2012).
EUCLID is continuing to expand and improve its global faculty body with the arrival of new faculty members as well as an improved IT platform. EUCLID recently developed an "andragogy" course on its own LMS platform as part of its revised faculty orientation, while improving its online faculty information directory. Among new faculty members, EUCLID welcomes Dr Devender Bhalla and Dr Chimdiya Onyeka.
EUCLID turned 10 years old on April 16, 2018, date of entry into force of its initial constitutive mandate under international law (now registered as United Nations Treaty Series 49006). On this occasion, EUCLID expresses its enduring gratitude to two visionary leaders who both happened to be women serving at the Ministerial level, Girlyn Miguel of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zainab Bangura of Sierra Leone.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary of legal existence and public service, EUCLID has published a compilation of 10 years of annual reports in PDF format, illustrating 10 years of tireless commitment to fulfil its intergovernmental mandate and accomplish all necessary institutional processes to establish itself as a uniquely positioned leader in open education.
The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to announce EUCLID's full membership in the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP). AUAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) holding the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members, and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.
EUCLID is pleased to officially welcome Winston Dookeran to its faculty corps. Dookeran is a former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. He is graduate from the London School of Economics (MSc) and spent some fifteen years as a lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies. He is currently based in Washington, DC.
EUCLID is pleased to confirm to announce the launch of two graduate programs in the field of online and open learning (MODL / DIDOL). These two new programs, placed under the leadership of Dr Bernard Nkuyubwatsi (PhD University of Leicester UK), will provide a suitable academic platform for EUCLID to share its now well-established experience and expertise in open learning. Both programs are now accepting applications with ongoing enrollment.
On November 8, EUCLID coupled the inauguration of its new headquarters secretariat in Bangui, hosted at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration et de Magistrature (ENAM), with the graduation ceremony for Charles Armel Doubane, current Minister of Foreign Affairs. A EUCLID student since 2012, the Minister successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in August on the subject: "MULTILATERAL UNIVERSITIES AS A STRATEGIC SOLUTION TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: DIPLOMATIC PRACTICE AND A PROPOSAL FOR THE CENTRAL AFRICA SUB-REGION."
EUCLID will be presented at the UN Climate Change Conference taking place this month in Bonn, Germany. Joao Tavares (EUCLID lecturer in international organizations) will attend and is scheduled to facilitate an official side event. Together with the International Organization for Sustainable Development, EUCLID has been monitoring the ongoing multilateral debates and negotiations related to climate change and the Paris Agreement.
EUCLID is pleased to confirm its completed migration / inclusion in the 09/2017 update of the World Higher Education Database (WHED). This important update marks the end of a 3-year process during which the United Nations Secretariat had indicated (12/2012) that the 5 multilateral institutions (including EUCLID) which were not included in the national WHED system would in due time be transferred to their headquarters State.
EUCLID is pleased to announces the ongoing development of its faculty roster with the arrival of Michael Baron to support course development, e-learning and quality assurance in the global health programs. Mr. Baron is graduate of Harvard (MS Health and Social Behavior), Cornell (Master Certificate in Systems Design and Project Leadership) and Northwestern (MA in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Global Policy ) and also a Senior Vertical Instructor for eCornell. In addition, Mr. Baron will be pursuing his Ph.D. in International Public Health on the EUCLID faculty track.
"Preparing Expert Leaders for International Civil Service and Global Careers"
In the sidelines of the United Nations Association (NY) Annual Gala, EUCLID officially graduated the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations, Mr. Mohamed Shiraz. EUCLID High Steward Juan Avila, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the UN, and EUCLID Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck presented the Master's in Diplomacy and International Affairs diploma before the beginning of the Gala at the Marriott Essex House in New York.
The EUCLID Secretariat announced today that EUCLID and IPAG have finalized an agreement allowing IPAG’s MBA students to top-up their program with a EUCLID MBA degree. IPAG is a well-known and respected French business school with campuses in Paris and Nice (France), as well as Los Angeles (USA) and Kunming (China). The full text of the Memorandum of Understanding, as signed by the EUCLID Deputy Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck, is provided in PDF format.
The EUCLID Secretariat is pleased to announce that Mr. Omari Williams, Deputy Ambassador of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United States and OAS, received his MDIA degree from the hands of Ambassador Juan C. Avila (of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations) and Robin van Puyenbroeck, EUCLID Deputy Secretary-General (based in New York). The graduation ceremony was held in the offices of the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations and also attended by a recent MDIA graduate, Mr. Mohamed Shiraz of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations. Mr. Omari Williams was a full scholarship student as part of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in EUCLID, since 2008.
EUCLID is pleased to officially announce that H.E. Charles Armel Doubane, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Central African Republic and a graduate of the prestigious ENA in France, has formally joined EUCLID’s Oversight Council as permanent member. He was formally Minister of Education and Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He is an expert in the legal status of intergovernmental universities, having written an authoritative report which was the basis for his doctoral dissertation which is now being prepared for approval and publication at EUCLID. “The arrival of Minister Doubane is of great significance in view of his international stature as well as grounding in the Central African Republic, a country of great historical and diplomatic importance for EUCLID which maintains its historic headquarters in the capital Bangui. His voice on the Council will insure that EUCLID’s historic friendships and priorities will never be set aside, even as EUCLID gains an increasingly global stature as on the world’s most visible institutions of higher learning” noted the Council secretariat.
EUCLID faculty members Dr Nicolas Badaoui and Pr Laurent Cleenewerck co-authored a featured article for the February/March 2017 Journal of the Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS). The articles discusses the diplomacy and external relations of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. EUCLID is an institutional members of ACUNS and as such also participates in the UN Staff sabbatical program.
For the second year in a row, EUCLID's Gambia headquarters organized and hosted a major event in support of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and of Mayors and Cities for Interfaith Harmony. The event was widely covered in the national news and demonstrates EUCLID's long-term commitment and expertise in interfaith studies.
Above: EUCLID's dedicated web site at terrorism.euclid.int.
EUCLID has launched a new specialized online master's degree program in terrorism studies and deradicalization which builds on the institution's expertise in interfaith issues and international relations.
As announced at the UNESCO in June 2016, EUCLID will provide support to a new initiative called Mayors and Cities for Interfaith Harmony also referred to as "Interfaith Cities". Building on the model of Halifax, seven cities around the world have been invited to formalize a network of municipalities committed to support the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.
In order to better redeploy and implement support operations in Bangui (EUCLID's historic headquarters), EUCLID has signed a facilities sharing agreement with the country's national school for administration and magistracy (ENAM). Inasmuch as ENAM trains senior civil servants, including diplomats, this agreement will also serve to facilitate academic cooperation, including the joint development of modules and programs.
Above: The new building in the Georgetown area that is now home to the EUCLID Washington DC executive office.
EUCLID has relocated its Washington DC executive office to the Georgetown area, at 1101 30th Street NW (5th floor or Suite 500). The old address (1250 24th Street NW) is no longer active.
The phone number remains unchanged but will not be answered during the month-long transfer period, thus until June 30th, 2016. The DC office only serves the embassies and diplomatic missions of the EUCLID Participating States based in Washington DC and New York.
As announced in March 2016, a EUCLID delegation was invited to travel to Amman, Jordan, to receive the First Prize of the 2016 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at the hand of its patron, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan.
EUCLID’s international faculty coordinator, Pr Laurent Cleenewerck, who had authored a landmark academic paper on interfaith theological dialogue released during the week-long events, was invited to deliver a speech to the distinguished audience. EUCLID’s Secretary General, Syed Zahid Ali, was the first to be called to receive the gold medal from the hand of the king who commended EUCLID for being so recognized.
The event, as well as EUCLID’s recognition, was largely covered in the Jordanian and international press, as well as in Orthodox Christian outlets who reported on the important participation of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Theophilos III.
EUCLID has been officially notified that its MBA in Sustainable Development program has been ranked #1 by the independent http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/ website.
The article entitled “The 23 Best Online MBA Programs In Sustainability” assessed various programs on the basis of affordability, flexibility and academic reputation. Other ranked programs included University of Colorado—Denver, UMass Dartmouth, Marylhurst University, Walden University and Presidio Graduate School.
For more information: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/top/online-mba-sustainability-programs/
EUCLID's International Faculty Coordinator, Pr Laurent Cleenewerck, was invited by the President-elect of the Central African Republic, Pr Faustin Touadera, to attend his investiture in Bangui on March 30th, 2016. Since 2005 and the inception of the "Euclid" initiative, the two men had developed a lasting friendship as well as helped foster a strong multilevel cooperation between EUCLID and the government of the Central African Republic, a country which is finally entering a new era of peace and redevelopment through democrocy and the rule of law.
Pr Cleenewerck attended the investiture in the VIP area alongside several heads of states and high level delegations from the United States, France, and the European Union. He was received the next day at the President's residence and also spent valuable time with Pr Simplice Sarandji, newly appointed Prime Minister, and Mr Firmin Ngrebada, newly appointed Minister Chief of Staff to the new President.
On the occasion of his first visit to Bangui, the International Faculty Coordinator was deputized by the Secretary General to sign an updated cooperation agreement with the University of Bangui to reinforce the operations of the historic headquarters and to develop joint and dual degree programs.
As 2016 starts, EUCLID is rolling out is new LMS platform and discusses the work being done by the EUCLID team with International Faculty Coordinator Pr Laurent Cleenewerck.
EUCLID: Can you tell us about the work being done on EUCLID’s new LMS platform?
IFC: EUCLID has used an internal system called “Elements” to manage its entire system of programs, courses, students, etc. since 2006. The platform is incredibly powerful in terms of international management of our academic operations, but not cutting-edge compared to recent LMS platforms such as EdX or Coursera. Our goal was to have a world-class LMS platform that would be flexible and that would remain under EUCLID’s control for custom development and integration with our internal system.
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EUCLID released today the first edition of its much-anticipated practical and scholarly handbook on binding and non-binding instruments in the context of heightened interest in this issue, for instance in light of the recent Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran (photo on cover). Four EUCLID faculty members have collaborated to make this project and important contribution possible.
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