EUCLID (Euclid University | Pole Universitaire Euclide) is an intergovernmental, treaty-based university, accredited in its charter and further accredited by the Participating States / Headquarters States through specific actions and certifications.
(Letter from the United Nations, Office of Human Resources Management, reference 0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12): “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 verified government recognition / accreditation, notably AAU and IAUP.
EUCLID is certified in the “UNESCO Portal to Recognized Higher Education Institutions” documents posted by the National UNESCO Commissions of its Headquarters States.
EUCLID participates in ongoing quality assurance processes, including NAQAA and AACES.
Letter from the United Nations, Office of Human Resources Management, reference 0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12: “the UN Secretariat recognize[s] Euclide – Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions … as being accredited.”
ACCREDITATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND RELEVANT MEMBERSHIPS OR LISTINGS
Primary Accrediting Mechanism
Treaty authority, Article I, UNTS 49006/49007)
Government / Ministry of Higher Education (Central African Republic)
Since 2011 and ongoing
Primary National Accrediting Agency
NAQAA (National Accrediting and Quality Assurance Agency, Gambia)
Since 2016 and ongoing
Official Government Recognition
By formal agreement with the governments and relevant ministries of the Host States
Yes (“International / Regional” category) (pre-WHED), in WHED since 2017
Usable for UN & IGO positions?
Yes (per letter from UN Secretariat)
Listed for UN staff sabbaticals?
CHEA (USA) accreditation
No (EUCLID is not a US-based institution and limits US enrollment)
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ACCREDITATION
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 theonly 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.
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).
Validity confirmed by Ministry of Education of Thailand | Link
“In order to ensure the international usefulness of the programs offered, EUCLID already is and shall continue to be chartered to confer diplomas, degrees and completion certificates accredited by the ministries of education of the Participating Parties” (Article I, EUCLID Treaty UNTS 49007)