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Accreditation and Global Recognition



Tick 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.

Tick 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."

Tick 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)"

Tick EUCLID, (or as applicable the EUCLID Secretary General), is member of institutional associations requiring government recognition / accreditation, notably AAU and IAUP.

Tick 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 MoHERST/NAQAA, MOE/ANAQAES
Other Accrediting Bodies Other ministries of Education under Article I (see list)
Executive (Presidential)? Yes, the EUCLID SG is a member of IAUP
Regional Membership Yes (AAU)
UNESCO NATCOM listing Yes (posted by UNESCO Commission GM)
Other Relevant Participations GUNI, UN Academic Impact, ACUNS
Other Publication(s) 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? Yes
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:

Multilateral Institution

Accreditation Mechanism and Documentation


European University Institute

Ministry of Education of Italy + statements by other EU States | [Link]


United Nations University

Ongoing with Ministry of Education of Japan (2014/2015) + statement by UN Secretariat | [Link 1 | Link 2]


Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI)

Ministry of Education of Tanzania | [Link]


University for Peace

Accreditation agency for Costa Rica + United Nations General Assembly & Treaty support | [Link 1 | Link 2]

San Jose

École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications

Ministry of Education of Senegal? Regional CAMES label | [Link]


World Maritime University

Confirmed authorization Ministry of Education of Sweden (2014) | [Link] | Program accreditation by German agency ZEvA


IMO International Maritime Law Institute

Probably via Ministry of Education of Malta but not documented


Academy of European Law

Public Foundation | Not degree granting


Franco-German University

Network of Universities | Not degree granting


Franco-Italian University

Bi-national institution | Accreditation not documented


University of Central Asia

Possible accreditation by the Ministry of Education of Kyrgyzstan (not documented)


African Virtual University

Not degree granting, no accreditation


South Asian University

Treaty Article 7, UGC India | Link

New Delhi


Ministry of Education (MoHERST) of The Gambia and NAQAA (post-2017) [Link] | Government and Ministry of Education of C.A.R. [Link]

Banjul, Bangui

TAU/DTU (Deutsch-Türkische Universität)

Ministry of Education of Turkey + approval by Germany under international law


AIT (Asian Institute of Technology)

Validity confirmed by Ministry of Education of Thailand | Link

Pathum Thani

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





EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide |Euclid University):

A treaty-based organization with international liaison and representative offices in New York / Washington DC, Montpellier (France), Berlin (Germany)

International Headquarters: Bangui, C.A.R.; Banjul, The Gambia

Email: info@euclid.int

Institutional High Steward: President Faustin Touadéra, PhD (Mathematics; Lille, France)

Diplomatic and Academic High Steward: Ambassador Juan Avila, PhD (Education; Fordham, USA)


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