Purpose of Accreditation
- To promote high education standards through self-assessment and third party evaluation
- Achieve accreditation from internationally recognized academic organizations
- To ensure all the degree and non-degree programs offered by the university are evaluated and judged to meet standards essential at global level
- To encourage periodic reviews, assessments and examinations of the quality of education and the online learning experience
Nobel International Academy is accredited by the European Accreditation Council For Higher Education.
Nobel International Academy is a member of the European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
Compliance with the Bologna Process
Recognizing the importance of the European and International dimensions in education, NIA underwent the process of adapting to the criteria of the Bologna Declaration, which regulates the standards and transferability of credits and degrees in Europe. NIA fully complies with the criteria set forth in this international convention. (You can learn more about the Bologna Process from the European Commission).
Additionally, NIA fully supports the NT 2020 Framework by the European Commission.
General Information about Accreditation
Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency’s evaluation and that meet an agency’s criteria are then “accredited” by that agency. The Council for Higher Education (CHEA) coordinates accreditation activity in the U.S. For more information about accreditation processes, see www.chea.org. The European Network of Information Centres (ENIC) in the European Region coordinate the activity of accrediting agencies across individual countries, with no one central authority.
To ensure continued academic excellence, accreditation requires periodic institutional and program reviews. The accreditation process also provides an opportunity to the academy to assess our own successes and challenges over time, see how we compare to our peers, and make better decisions when allocating resources. Besides assessing formal educational activities, the external agencies evaluate such factors as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with internal and external constituencies. NIA’s goal is not only to maintain accreditations, but add to them in the future, thus making its diploma and alumni’s status more valuable.