Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Mohammed, Oct 4, 2003.
Just for your information.
Anyone heard of this university? www.aiub.edu
It's not that new, and it looks legitimate to me.
The Website has existed since at least October 2000:
It claims to have been founded in 1995, and to be "Listed in the International University Handbook, 2001 edition, published by UNESCO."
If that's true, it's a GAAP-accredited university.
I don't see any distance learning courses there, though.
Speaking of Bangladeshi private universities, here's a post I made some time ago:
Here's a listing of Bangladesh universities on what may or may not be an official website.
The public universities are what you would expect, but the private universities are kind of remarkable.
I particularly like the wonderfully named Daffodil International University.
There's North - South University and East - West University.
There's Leading University, Premier University and Prime University, as well as the prestigious Stamford University.
The English language takes on new and luxuriant permutations in the Asian heat:
Prime University's motto is: "A Home For Rendering Prime Knowledge".
Their welcome reads: "Welcome everybody in search of knowledge to come to Prime University to undertake best possible education for nation building and service to the humankind."
It's not how an American would have written it, but it's understandable and strangely likeable.
I don't have a clue what to make of all this. Maybe these places are legitimate, maybe they aren't. Maybe they offer DL, maybe they don't. Many of them have website links, so it might be interesting to look at some of them.
Mark Israel: It claims to have been founded in 1995, and to be "Listed in the International University Handbook, 2001 edition, published by UNESCO." http://www.aiub.edu/Introduction.aspx If that's true, it's a GAAP-accredited university.
John: Not in my book. As has often been said, there is no precise standard universally-accepted list of what makes something qualify under Generally Accepted Accreditation Principles/Procedures. But in the current 15th edition of Bears' Guide, we removed the International Handbook from our[/u list. We did this because at the time, it seemed that UNESCO was required to include all schools that had accreditation/recognition from the highest authority in their country, whether that country was St. Kitts, Malawi, Liberia, Mexico, or other places that recognized schools that had minimal acceptance in the US. Fueled by the Liberian fiasco, UNESCO has apparently revisited its rules, and it seems as if the next edition of the Handbook will not include MIGS, Berne, or any recent Liberian wonder.
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