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Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary Receives Academic Accreditation from QAHE, Offering Innovative Theological Education Worldwide

Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce its academic accreditation by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE). This accreditation recognizes the seminary’s commitment to delivering high-quality theological education with a 21st-century approach.

Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary, located in Los Angeles, USA, is dedicated to pursuing the theological principles of the Reformers while utilizing innovative methods. The seminary offers a hybrid format of theological education, combining distance learning with intensive lectures, to cater to the needs of missionaries and pastors seeking to deepen their ministry and understanding of God’s Word.

One of the key features that sets Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary apart is its exceptional faculty. Comprised of scholars who have graduated from prestigious universities and graduate schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Korea, the faculty brings a wealth of experience in field ministry and teaching. Their expertise ensures that students receive a comprehensive education that is relevant to the challenges of ministry in the modern age.

The seminary conducts its lectures online, allowing pastors and missionaries from all over the world to study at their convenience, irrespective of time and place. Additionally, the faculty members of Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary travel to various locations to provide intensive classes for missionaries. Currently, they are in Tokyo, Japan, with a Teaching Site in Tijuana, Mexico, and a Puritan Institute in Incheon, South Korea.

Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary holds a strong orientation toward Puritan Reformed theology. The seminary’s Master of Divinity program offers a unique Puritan Expository Preaching major, which is not found elsewhere. This specialized program equips students with a profound understanding of Puritan theology and emphasizes the importance of expository preaching in pastoral ministry.

The Graduate School of Theology at Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary focuses on practical applications for the church and missions. The program aims to foster a true revival of the church by providing studies that can be directly applied to pastoral and missionary work. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make a lasting impact in their ministries and communities.

Southwestern Reformed Theological Seminary’s academic accreditation by QAHE is a testament to its commitment to excellence in theological education. The seminary invites pastors, missionaries, and individuals passionate about deepening their understanding of God’s Word to embark on a transformative educational journey that will empower them to face the challenges of ministry with confidence.

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UIPM Renews QAHE Academic Accreditation

Universal Institute of Professional Management (UIPM) is delighted to announce the successful renewal of its academic accreditation by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE). This accreditation reaffirms UIPM’s commitment to providing high-quality professional management education.

UIPM, which is part of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with a special consultative status to represent Indonesia, actively participated in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. This prestigious forum is a key event for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of its commitment to the SDGs, UIPM actively contributed to the 2023 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The forum, held in a hybrid form, brought together over 100 participants from 40 partner countries. UIPM played a vital role in the discussions and deliberations to accelerate progress towards the SDGs, highlighting the importance of professional management education in achieving sustainable development.

Attending the High-Level Forum meeting at the United Nations Headquarters, UIPM showcased its dedication to making a positive impact on global development. The institution’s participation in this significant event further solidifies its commitment to sustainable education development and its role as a key partner in driving progress towards the SDGs.

Through its renewed QAHE accreditation and active involvement in the High-Level Political Forum, UIPM demonstrates its dedication to excellence in education and its commitment to contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. UIPM remains steadfast in its mission to empower individuals with comprehensive and transformative learning experiences that enable them to become agents of positive change in their communities and the world.

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Business Hospitality School of Switzerland Renews QAHE Academic Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Business Hospitality School of Switzerland (BHS Switzerland) has successfully renewed its prestigious QAHE accreditation. This accreditation renewal further solidifies BHS Switzerland’s commitment to providing exceptional education and ensuring the highest standards of quality in the fields of hospitality and business.

At BHS Switzerland, we take pride in offering our students a unique and practical learning experience that combines traditional and non-traditional teaching methods. Our goal is to equip graduates with a competitive advantage in the dynamic and ever-evolving hospitality and business industries. Situated in the heart of Switzerland, amidst the breathtaking mountains, our new hospitality/hotel campus provides an inspiring backdrop for our students’ educational journey.

We strive to be at the forefront of Swiss, UK, and Asian hospitality and business curriculum, ensuring that our students receive the best education available. Our flexible study programs empower students to acquire practical skills and knowledge, enhancing their career opportunities in the global hospitality and business sectors.

As the next generation of Swiss Business & Hospitality Management Schools, BHS Switzerland cares deeply about every aspect of our students’ educational journey. We cater to their individual needs, provide comprehensive educational advice, and accompany them every step of the way until they shine as the stars they aspire to be.

One of the unique advantages of studying at BHS Switzerland is the opportunity to explore the world while pursuing an education. We have established an extensive international network of educational partnerships in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. This network creates international opportunities for our students, allowing them to study anywhere, at any desired level.

Furthermore, our business and hospitality programs include active learning internships, which can be organized globally. Students have the chance to intern at our esteemed business and hospitality partners in renowned locations such as Spain, Greece, France, Germany, Australia, USA, UK, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, and even right here in Switzerland.

Recognizing the changing landscape of education, BHS Switzerland has developed an innovative intercontinental curriculum. As the first Swiss private institution to offer this option, our students can obtain three degrees simultaneously at the Bachelor and Master levels. Our programs blend Swiss and UK curriculum, with the added option of Malaysian and US degrees as top-up options for select programs.

At BHS Switzerland, we are dedicated to quality assurance through continuous improvement and development. We have implemented an academic quality management framework that ensures utmost transparency in the overall conditions of study. This commitment lays the foundation for ongoing quality assurance and the development of our courses.

Renewing our QAHE accreditation is a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence and our mission to shape future leaders in the hospitality and business industries. We extend our gratitude to our faculty, staff, students, and partners for their contributions and support in achieving this significant milestone.

We look forward to continuing our journey of providing exceptional education and opening doors of opportunity for our students. With QAHE accreditation, Business Hospitality School of Switzerland remains committed to delivering education of the highest quality and preparing students for success in the global marketplace.

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QAHE Recognizes Council of Higher Education in Idlib, Syria


We are pleased to announce that the Council of Higher Education in Idlib, Syria, has been officially recognized by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary and Higher Education (QAHE). This recognition comes as a significant achievement in the face of challenging circumstances, including housing, transportation, tuition fees, and the recognition of certificates abroad. The recognition from QAHE demonstrates the Council’s commitment to upholding international standards of quality education and signifies its dedication to enhancing educational opportunities in the region.

The Recognition:

On March 16, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Syrian Salvation Government (SSG) released an official statement, sharing the recognition certificate granted to the Higher Education Council in Idlib by QAHE, a registered association based in the United States. This recognition follows a memorandum of understanding signed on March 2 between QAHE and the Higher Education Council in northern Syria, aimed at mutual recognition and strategic cooperation to promote international accreditation.

The partnership and cooperation protocol, valid for three years, include the following key areas: Exchange of expertise in quality assurance, institutional and programmatic accreditation, and distance education programs.

Collaborative evaluation of educational programs and implementation of performance improvement measures.
Enhancing academic performance, promoting common development standards, and ensuring the quality of higher education institutions and educational outputs.

Sharing administrative expertise based on the ISO standard for higher education institutions.

The Council of Higher Education has received a recognition certificate from QAHE, valid for five years, from March 2023 to March 2028.

The Role of QAHE:

QAHE is an independent, private, and international organization that funds its operations through fees charged for accreditation services provided to Higher Education Institutions, Certification Bodies, E-Learning Management System Providers, and Training Organizations. QAHE’s accreditation status signifies an institution’s commitment to delivering quality education that aligns with international standards, thereby enhancing the institution’s reputation and attracting more students.

Student Perspectives:
Students from various disciplines and faculties at Idlib University expressed their optimism about the recognition’s potential impact. They believe that the recognition will open doors to future academic and professional opportunities, such as pursuing postgraduate studies, engaging in scientific research, and gaining recognition for their degrees outside Syria. The recognition also instills hope for improved job prospects and external acceptance of degrees from northern Syrian universities.

Efforts for International Recognition:

The Council of Higher Education in Idlib has been proactive in seeking international accreditations and partnerships to enhance the quality of education. The recognition by QAHE is a testament to the Council’s dedication to meeting international standards and fostering partnerships for the benefit of students and educational cadres. The Council continues to explore opportunities for expanding its recognition and accreditation partnerships, particularly with European organizations.


The recognition of the Council of Higher Education in Idlib by QAHE is a significant milestone that validates the Council’s commitment to providing quality education in northern Syria. This recognition enhances the professional credit of the Council and its affiliated universities, while also benefiting students in terms of academic growth, international acceptance, and future career prospects. The Council remains committed to promoting educational excellence, strengthening partnerships, and pursuing further accreditations to ensure the highest quality of education for students in the region.

For more information about QAHE and its accreditation services, please visit our website at www.qahe.org.uk.

Science Renaissance

Accreditation of The International University of Science and Renaissance (IUSR) by QAHE

We are excited to announce that the Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has officially accredited The International University of Science and Renaissance (IUSR). This accreditation recognizes IUSR’s commitment to providing high-quality education and upholding rigorous standards in the field of pre-tertiary and higher education.

The International University of Science and Renaissance (IUSR) is a private, non-profit educational institution offering integrated education through direct and online learning. Since its establishment in March 2017 and registration in the state of Texas, USA, IUSR has demonstrated a strong dedication to providing educational opportunities.

IUSR has been granted the authority to operate in northern Syria, particularly in Azaz city, by the interim Syrian government since April 17, 2017. This recognition as the first private university licensed in northern Syria reflects IUSR’s pioneering role in expanding educational access in the region.

The accreditation process involved a thorough evaluation of IUSR’s academic offerings, educational environment, and commitment to quality standards. Based on this evaluation, the QAHE has determined that IUSR meets the criteria for accreditation, placing it among the ranks of esteemed educational institutions.

With this accreditation, The International University of Science and Renaissance (IUSR)joins the community of recognized institutions dedicated to providing excellence in education. The accreditation serves as a testament to IUSR’s commitment to maintaining high standards and ensuring the quality of its programs.

We congratulate The International University for Rescue on this significant achievement and commend its notable accomplishments. IUSR’s commitment to providing free education to students with humanitarian conditions showcases its values of inclusivity and social responsibility.

Furthermore, IUSR’s international recognition is evident in its impressive ranking according to the 2023 Webometrics.info world university ranking. It holds a prominent position, ranking first among the 13 universities in liberated northern Syria, 28 out of 43 universities in Syria, and an impressive 9,952 out of 31,277 universities globally.

The QAHE is proud to include The International University for Rescue among its accredited institutions, and we look forward to supporting its continued growth and success. We extend our warmest congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students of IUSR for their dedication and achievements.

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Prowess University Renews Accreditation with QAHE for Two Years

The International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE) is pleased to announce that Prowess University has successfully renewed its accreditation for a period of two years. Prowess University has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to delivering quality education and upholding international standards. The institution’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research, and service has earned them the privilege of being an accredited member of QAHE.

Renewal of accreditation signifies Prowess University‘s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and adherence to rigorous quality assurance measures. By renewing their accreditation, Prowess University reaffirms its dedication to providing students with an exceptional educational experience and ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for their professional careers.

QAHE accreditation is a prestigious recognition that validates an institution’s commitment to quality education. It signifies that Prowess University has met and surpassed the rigorous standards and criteria set by QAHE, covering areas such as curriculum, faculty qualifications, student support services, infrastructure, and academic governance.

QAHE has reached a Memorandum of Understanding with The Agency for Quality Assurance in Education “EdNet”, Kyrgyz Republic.

International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has reached a Memorandum of Understanding with The Agency for Quality Assurance in Education “EdNet”, Kyrgyz Republic. EdNet Agency is the first independent accreditation agency in the Kyrgyz Republic, which was established and registered in 2012 in the Ministry of justice, and later on in 2016 was acknowledged by the Ministry of education and science of the Kyrgyz Republic as an eligible accreditation agency, that is allowed to conduct program and institutional accreditations in the Kyrgyz Republic, and was included in the National register of accreditation agencies of the Ministry of education and science. Since 2016 the Agency has become a full member of INQAAHE. When being established in 2012 the agency defined its foremost goal as quality assurance and promotion of culture through independent accreditation of educational programs and institutions, and thus contributed to development of educational system of Kyrgyzstan, by participation in development of legislative framework for independent accreditation that has been taking place during 2012-2016 years. Thus, the agency was part of the national team that elaborated governmental regulations on procedures and criteria for program and institutional accreditation of professional education that were approved in 2016 – the year when independent accreditation process was launched in Kyrgyzstan. EdNet Agency was established as a result of Central Asia Network for Quality Assurance – CANQA project, which was aimed at development and implementation of quality assurance systems and quality culture in higher education in Central Asia. As such, preparations for establishment of the agency has started in 2009 and last for the next 3 years – such approach ensured that staff of the agency was fully trained (by the experts from EU accreditation agencies – NVAO, ACSUG) and was prepared for running the agency on with a highly professional manner and knowledge in accreditation. Within CANQA the EdNet Association, the founder of EdNet Agency, initiated a bill on the introduction of an independent accreditation system in Kyrgyzstan, which was adopted in 2013, and the system of accreditation has been officially launched in 2016. The EdNet agency considers the independent accreditation procedure as one of the main mechanisms contributing to the qualitative development of the higher education system of the Kyrgyz Republic, increasing the competitiveness of universities both inside and outside the country, increasing public confidence in the learning outcomes achieved by universities, as well as the development of human potential in the field of quality culture and new approaches to assessing the quality of education. The Agency is responsible for reviews at institutional and programme level of post-secondary education institutions. As it stated in the Charter of the Agency (Part 4Subject, Goal and Objectives of the Agency)