Our Partners & Accreditation s
Our partners are critical to our success. We are committed to finding and teaming with those who mesh with and complement our strengths and meet the needs of our students, parents and teachers.
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While AdvancED expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. AdvancED goal is not to certify that educational institutions are good enough. Rather, AdvancED commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.
Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management-consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serve as a trusted partner to 36,000 educational institutions employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was formed through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012.
College Board is an American not-for-profit organization that was formed in December 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) to expand access to higher education. While College Board is not an association of colleges, it runs a membership association of institutions, including over 6,000 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.
College Board develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness and as part of the college admissions process. College Board is headquartered in New York City.
In addition to managing assessments for which it charges fees, College Board provides resources, tools, and services to students, parents, colleges and universities in the areas of college planning, recruitment and admissions, financial aid, and retention. It is partly funded by grants from various foundations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation until 2009.
Founded in 1997, AUS is acclaimed throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East for its academic excellence and multicultural campus environment. AUS are an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model, which integrates broad-based liberal arts education with professional education studies. At AUS, all classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.
The university has proven to be an ideal setting for the promotion of cross-cultural understanding as well as an educational environment where every student can realize his/her full potential. AUS are proud of having an almost 50:50 ratio of male and female students, including both graduate and undergraduate students.
Established in 2004, Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) opened the doors to its first student cohort in 2005. Constantly innovating, AAU expanded its facilities by opening a second campus in Abu Dhabi in 2008, offering programs in Business and Law. Having begun with three colleges (Engineering, Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences), the University has continued to expand its program offerings which now include 15 undergraduate programs across six colleges (Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Communication and Media) and seven Master’s programs, as well as a Professional Diploma in Teaching.
AAU is licensed to operate under the auspices of the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE). AAU continues to successfully seek international accreditation of its programs by respected educational bodies. The College of Engineering is accredited by the US-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), The University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program has the distinction of being the first in the UAE to be granted International Certification by the prestigious Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in the US. Whilst the University’s Bachelor of Law program received accreditation from the Supreme Council for Evaluation, Research and Higher Education (HCERES) in France.
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) – the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region, which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.
UAEU continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.