Accreditation and 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 have been located in Bangui (Central African Republic) as Headquarters State, since 2011. EUCLID is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Headquarters State.

EUCLID’s global ECOWAS headquarters are located in Greater Banjul (Republic of The Gambia) as Headquarters State, since 2013. EUCLID is accredited by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA).

Tick UN-level recognition 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.

Tick EUCLID, (or as applicable the EUCLID Secretary-General), is a 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.

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.”


Charter Treaty authority, Article I, UNTS 49006/49007) Since 2008
CAR National Accreditation Institutional Accreditation by Government / Ministry of Higher Education (Central African Republic) Since 2011 and current
Gambia National Accreditation Institutional Accreditation by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA). Since 2022 and current
Other Government / IGO Recognition By formal agreement with the governments and relevant ministries of the Host States Since 2011 and 2013
Apostille (Hague Convention Authentication) Yes, by formal HQ Protocol Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CAR)
Executive-Level (Presidential)? the EUCLID SG is a member of IAUP Since 2012
Regional Memberships Yes (AAU) and AUAP Since 2012
UNESCO NATCOM listing Yes Since 2013
Other Participations GUNI, UN Academic Impact, ACUNS Since 2011 and 2012
Other Publication(s) United Nations Treaty Series (search database for “EUCLID”) Since 2011
UNESCO/IAU listing? Yes (“International / Regional” category) (pre-WHED), in WHED since 2017 Since 2011
Usable for UN & IGO positions? Yes (per letter from UN Secretariat). EUCLID is included in the UN Inspira database. Since 2012
Listed for UN staff sabbaticals? Yes Since 2013
CHEA (USA) accreditation No (EUCLID is not a US-based institution and limits US enrollment) Current
SAQA (South Africa) Now approved for evaluation as foreign and accreditation institution  Current
HEC (Pakistan) Approved equivalency on file  Current
Egypt Approved authentication on file  Current


Prospective students should take note that governmental and intergovernmental bodies are the only official and reliable authorities in the 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


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

EUCLID (Euclid University)

Ministry of Education of The Gambia | Link


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

EUCLID publishes 2023 Annual Report

The EUCLID Secretariat General is pleased to announce the release and publication of the EUCLID Annual Report for the civil year 2023. As the Secretary-General

EUCLID Delegation at COP28

EUCLID (Euclid University) was officially approved as an intergovernmental observer at the COP28 and authorized to send a high-level. Prof Charalee Graydon headed the EUCLID

NAQAA CEO Dr Gibril Jaw passes away

The EUCLID family wishes to join the Minister and the staff of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST – Gambia), with