Emnews Electronic Website
Wednesday,12 February, 2020
Acknowledgment Committee of “Non-Omani Higher Education” Acknowledges an Egyptian university and Prevents Law Studies in Morocco
“Acknowledging Non-Omani Higher Education Institutions and Equivalent Study Degrees issued by their side” Committee at the Ministry of Higher Education recently issued a number of important decrees. One of the taken decisions was related to study systems in Malaysian Higher Education institutions. Another important decree was the re-recognition of a higher education institution in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Also, temporarily preventing law studies in Moroccan universities.
The committee allowed the Omani student to enroll in studying programs that are fully accredited. However, the student is not allowed to enroll in programs with only Provisional Accreditation until they get Total Accreditation. Initial accreditation can be withdrawn from the university if it did not meet all the quality standards. On the one hand, postgraduate studies (bachelors and masters degrees) in Malaysian education institutions should be based on regular attendance at university’s headquarters and free from any work obligations. On the other hand, studying doctoral studies in Malaysian higher education institutions shall be located at the university’s headquarters.
The committee re-acknowledged Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Egypt for postgraduate studies (Bachelor degree only). In addition, the Academy is included in the list of recommended Higher Education institutions as well as approved regulations by the Ministry. Approved admission are to following faculties only; Maritime Transport and Technology, International Transport and Logistics, Engineering and Technology, Computing and Information Technology, and Fishery and Aquaculture Technology. Provided that studding programs are scheduled in coherence with accredited studying programs obtained by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Studies are followed by regular attendance at the headquarters AASTMT located in Abu Qir, Alexandria.
The committee decided to acknowledge Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) and list it among recommended Higher Education institutions as well as approved regulations by the Ministry. Enrollment targets postgraduate studies (PhD. and MSc. Scientific degrees). Another decision was made to hold the accreditation of undergraduate programs at E-JUST, until the first undergraduate students batch graduates. Thus, affirming its study programs equivalence coherence with Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities’ standards.
The Committee acknowledged North-Caucasus Federal University and Saint Petersburg Mining University in Russia. They are also included in the list of recommended Higher Education institutions by both Ministry in Russia and approved regulations by the Ministry. The committee acknowledged as well New School University and Purdue University Northwest in the United States of America. Accordingly, they were both included in the list of recommended Higher Education institutions in the United States of America and approved Ministry regulatory systems.
The committee replaced “Purdue University Calumet (Hammond)” located in the United States of America to “Purdue University Northwest”. It is acknowledged to be listed in Higher Education institutions in the United States of America, due to its merge with Purdue North Central Foundation. The Committee recognized Kyungpook National University in South Korea and included it in the list of recommended Higher Education institutions and Ministry approved systems. Provided that, medicine and health disciplines are taught in English and regular attendance basis at the university’s headquarters. In case of students’ enrollment in double degree programs, it is required that the associated Higher Education institution with the affiliated university is recommended for study by the Ministry.
The committee decided to hold its acknowledgment to Doha Institute for Postgraduate Studies in Qatar. It is regarded as a newly based establishment and still did not receive its international accreditation. Otherwise, the committee refused to acknowledge John Cabot University in Italy as it is an American higher education institution, and has no headquarters in the United States of America.