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Accreditation and Global Recognition



Tick EUCLID is an intergovernmental, treaty-based university; its constitutive treaty, as registered and published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007). Its primary and historic headquarters are located in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) as Headquarters State since 2011. EUCLID is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Headquarters State. Since 2013, EUCLID also has headquarters in the Republic of The Gambia (ECOWAS and Commonwealth Member State). EUCLID is accredited by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA).

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." EUCLID is listed under its French name in the UN Inspira database of approved universities for employment in the US system. Listing is under CAR (not Gambia).

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. Accordingly, EUCLID is listed in the UNESCO/IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED) with ID IAU-024734.

Under International Law Under United Nations Treaty Series 49006/49007 Article I-III
Primary and initial Accrediting Body Ministry of Higher Education, Central African Republic (Accredited)
Gambia HQ Accrediting Body National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) | (Accredited)
Relevant Quality Assurance Bodies ANAQAES (CAR), NAQAA (Gambia)
Executive (Presidential)? Yes, the EUCLID SG is a member of IAUP
Regional Memberships Yes (AAU) + (IAUP)
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 (ID IAU-024734)
Usable for UN & IGO positions / INSPIRA listing? 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)

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

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: [email protected]

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

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


- Online Master's Degree Programs at EUCLID

- Online PhD Degree Programs at EUCLID

- Online MBAs | Islamic Finance | Energy Studies

- Online PhD and Master's in Global Health

- EUCLID Mobile / Responsive Web site

- Why Choose EUCLID?

- Alumni Profiles | References

- Sustainability Programs | IOSD


- Participating States

- UN registered charter and statutes

- Participations / Memberships