August Newsletter 2009, Volume XI, Number 4

PUBLICATIONS

“Toward Effective Practice: Discouraging Degree Mills In Higher Education” [CHEA and UNESCO, 2009] is posted at http://www.chea.org/pdf/degree_mills_effective_practice.pdf. Printed copies are also  available.
 
“2008-2009 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education” [American Council on Education, Fulfillment Service, Department 191, Item #311695, Washington DC 20055-0191; telephone: 301-632-6757; fax: 301-843-0159; Web: www.acenet.edu/bookstore], 1,071 pages, April 2009, lists all institutions accredited by an officially recognized accrediting organization in the United States, and information concerning the accrediting organizations.

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http://english.chinamil.com.cn/site2/special-reports/2007chinesemila/   -   for information concerning the seven military academies in China.

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/site2/militarydatabase/2007-02/16/content_738761.htm   -   for additional information about the People’s Liberation Army of China.

http://www.credentialwatch.org/non/michshtml   -   for a list of nonaccredited colleges and universities whose degrees will not be accepted by Michigan's Department of Civil Service.

http://www.cbse.nic.in/welcome.htm   -   to verify documents issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education in India. Click on the "Online Verification Results" link to the left. Enter the year of the result and the student's roll number and it reports the grades received.

http://www.sarua.org   -   for information concerning Southern Africa Regional Universities Association [SARUA].

http://www.sarua.org/files/Handbook/full_handbook.pdf   -   for “SARUA Handbook 2009” published by the Southern Africa Regional Universities Association. This Handbook provides information about 68 public universities in 14 countries in Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

http://www.crus.ch/information-programme/recognition-swiss-enic/recognised-or-accredited-swiss-higher-education-institutions.html?L=2   -   for information concerning recognized or accredited higher education institutions in Switzerland and links to the Web sites of individual institutions.

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/recognisedukdegrees/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.view&CategoryID=7   -   for information concerning valid universities in the United Kingdom.

http://edu.net.vn   -   for information about education in Vietnam provided by the Bo Giao Duc va Dao Tao (Ministry of Education and Training), in Vietnamese only.

http://en.moet.gov.vn/?page=2.4   -   for information about universities and colleges in Vietnam provided by the Ministry of Education and Training, in English only.

http://www.unesco.org/iau/directories/index.html   -   for information concerning the 2009 World Higher Education Database [WHED] CD-ROM prepared by the International Association of Universities.

http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/index.html   -   for access to a data base on the higher education systems of 183 countries and territories (an extract from the 2005/2006 edition of the WHED CD-ROM prepared by the International Association of Universities).


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COUNTRY INFORMATION

ARGENTINA

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

BELGIUM

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

BOLIVIA

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

CANADA

Alberta’s advanced education system includes both for-profit and not-for-profit private providers, who offer a range of credit and non-credit programming. There are currently eight private providers delivering degree programs accredited by the former Private College’s Accreditation Board in disciplines such as arts, science and education. In addition to private providers with degree granting status, Alberta’s advanced education system includes other private providers that offer non-regulated, non-credit divinity degree programs. These institutions, commonly referred to as Bible colleges, do not offer academic degrees, and have affiliations with Canadian or American theological schools or associations. Divinity degrees do not require the approval of the Minister of Advanced Education and must be named in such a manner as to distinguish them from academic degrees

Bond College of Business and Technology (in Toronto, Ontario) is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario. It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution.

Canadian School of Management and its subsidiary, CSM Institute of Graduate Studies (in Boulder, Colorado and Iowa City, Iowa [USA], in Manitoba and Toronto, Ontario [Canada], and in Buckingham [England]) is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these locations.

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

Simon Fraser University (in Burnaby, British Columbia) has added a new grade to its grading scale. FD (failed for academic dishonesty) remains on a student's academic record for two years.

The University of British Columbia (in Vancouver) handles academic dishonesty by suspending a student for eight to ten months, thereby disrupting the student's academic year.

CHINA

Eden University (Hawaii), which was actually based in China, was dissolved by court order in Hawaii on 18 March 2003.

COLOMBIA

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

ENGLAND

Canadian School of Management and its subsidiary, CSM Institute of Graduate Studies (in Boulder, Colorado and Iowa City, Iowa [USA], in Manitoba and Toronto, Ontario [Canada], and in Buckingham [England]) is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these locations.

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

Manchester College of Professional Studies is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution.

Middleham University (in Middleham, North Yorkshire) is not listed in British Qualifications or Commonwealth Universities Yearbook.

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

FINLAND

Aalto Korkeakoulu (Aalto University), named after architect Alvar Aalto, was established in August 2009 and will begin operations in January 2010. Located in Helsinki, it represents a merger of Helsingen Kauppakorkeakoulu (Helsinki School of Economics), Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu – Konstindustriella Hogskolan (University of Art and Design Helsinki), and Teknillinen Korkeakoulu – Tekniska Hogskolan (Helsinki University of Technology).

FRANCE

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

GHANA

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

GREECE

The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs on 29 July 2009 issued licenses to 33 private colleges. Following an inspection of their facilities, these institutions must obtain an operating license. A presidential decree recognizing the professional qualifications of prospective graduates of these colleges will be the final step in the process.

HONG KONG

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

INDIA

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

Times Centre for Media Studies (in New Delhi), an independent company set up by the Times of India  Group (of newspapers), operates two schools: Times School of Journalism (1989), and Times School of Marketing (1990). Each school offers a postgraduate diploma program that is accepted by industry but which is not recognized by the Government of India, State Governments in India, the University Grants Commission [UGC], or the All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE].

West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, a public institution established in Kolkata in August 1999, began operations on 1 June 2000.

West Bengal University of Health Sciences, a public institution established in Kolkata on 2 December 2002, began operations on 1 January 2003. All medical colleges and medicine-related colleges in West Bengal became part of this University. In West Bengal it is responsible for all degree programs in dentistry and medicine; all degree programs in ayurvedic, homeopathy, unani, and other forms of alternative medicine; all educational programs in laboratory technology, nursing, ophthalmology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and paramedical subjects; and for the administration of hospitals and nursing homes.

ISRAEL

Universidad Central of Ashdod (in Chicago, Illinois; Panama City, Panama; and Israel) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

ITALY

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

KENYA

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

KUWAIT

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

MALAYSIA

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

MEXICO

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

NIGERIA

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

PAKISTAN

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

PANAMA

Universidad Central of Ashdod (in Chicago, Illinois, Panama City, Panama, and Israel) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

SWEDEN

Limburg International University (in Goteborg) is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution.

SWITZERLAND

Europaische Universitat Fur Interdisziplinare Studien (European University for Interdisciplinary Studies), a private institution established in 1994 in Leuk-Stadt and Saas-Fee, translates its name into English as European Graduate School [EGS]. On 20 June 2002, EGS was officially recognized by the Canton of Valais (also known as Kanton Wallis), a Canton that does not have a public university. EGS is not accredited by the authorities who have jurisdiction over tertiary education in Switzerland. Educational qualifications awarded by EGS are not accepted by the universities in Switzerland.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

UNITED  STATES

Atlantic International University is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

Canadian School of Management and its subsidiary, CSM Institute of Graduate Studies (in Boulder, Colorado and Iowa City, Iowa [USA], in Manitoba and Toronto, Ontario [Canada], and in Buckingham [England]) is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these locations.

College of St. Catherine (in St. Paul, Minnesota) was renamed St. Catherine University on 1 June 2009.

Eden University (in Hawaii), which was actually based in China, was dissolved by court order in Hawaii on 18 March 2003.

Frederick Taylor International University (in Hawaii) was actually based in California. It was incorporated in Hawaii in 1997 and was dissolved by court order in 2001. It was incorporated in Montana in July 2001. It is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

Frederick Taylor University (in Moraga, California) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

Glendale University (in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

London College for Higher Education has offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Canada (Toronto), England (London), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong (Wanchai), India (Nagpur), Italy (Milan and Salerno), Kuwait (Kheitan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States (Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Collierville, Tennessee). It is not an officially recognized degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

National Distance Learning Accreditation Council is not officially recognized as an accrediting organization.

Preston University (formerly in Cheyenne, Wyoming, now in Los Angeles, California) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

Southern States University is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, incorporated in the United States in 1994, is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education. This institution also operates in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, England, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution in any of these countries.

Universidad Central of Ashdod (in Chicago, Illinois, Panama City, Panama, and Israel) is not listed in “2007-2008 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education,” a publication of the American Council on Education.

VIETNAM

The 2009 edition of the International Handbook of Universities [IHU] lists 66 universities in Vietnam, of which 4 have “Dan Lap” (People-Founded) in their name. The 2008 ECE publication on Vietnam includes a list of 203 universities and colleges, of which 16 have “Dan Lap” in their name.

“Dan Lap” is not included in the English translation of an institution’s name in the IHU. The same situation can be found on English translations of educational credentials. For example: Truong Dai Hoc Dan Lap Van Hien (Van Hien People-Founded University) in Ho Chi Minh City is not listed in the IHU. On educational credentials written in English, it uses the name Van Hien University.

People-founded universities are established and managed by non-governmental or private organizations such as cooperatives, trade unions, women’s associations, and youth organizations. They are privately funded, but their educational programs are supervised by the Bo Giao Duc va Dao Tao (Ministry of Education and Training) [MOET]. Their degrees are printed on paper provided by MOET.

 

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