Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.
Al-Fanar Media has compiled a list of the more than 300 higher-education institutions and programs across the Arab region that are accredited by agencies outside of their home countries.
This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world. This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly. Related Article: “How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education”Please use the clickable, interactive map or the list of countries below to see reports for individual countries. Project Details This project is an attempt to make clear who is responsible for the quality of higher education in each Arab country and what the guidelines and laws are that regulate the quality of higher education in each country. We assigned journalists in each country to submit a standard set of questions to officials to determine the following: What government agency licenses universities and allows them to open, and what requirements does a university need to meet in order to open? Once a university is open, what agency, if any, follows up to check on the quality of instruction, facilities, and student services that the university offers? If an agency does such quality assurance, how does it perform […]
A rapid expansion of private universities since the civil war has left Lebanon with plenty of universities and lots of questions about quality.