The International Center for Academic Evaluation and Accreditation (ICAEA) is the vanguard of the reputable credential evaluation services. Its mission and purpose are the following:
Sets the highest standard of excellence for credential evaluation in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education Guidelines, UNESCO legally binding instruments and other internationally established credential evaluation guidelines.
Assists U.S. state approved, but unaccredited colleges and universities evaluate and assess their academic curricula and academic programs that will be submitted with their applications for national or regional accreditation.
Promotes academic excellence among its members through continuing education, training and educational research.
Invites membership of reputable credential evaluation services, worldwide.
Establishes ways and means for consumer protection against unscrupulous credential evaluation services in conjunction with the government offices and the U.S. Better Business Bureau.
The Exclusive Benefits of ICAE Evaluation
International Center for Academic Evaluation participates in Inter-University cooperation
and University Twinning and Networking, a UNESCO supported concept. This
enables participants in ICAE evaluation programs to move their evaluation
of studies, credits and equivalency awards into accredited University
programs to earn college degrees.
UNITWIN - UNESCO Department of Education
University Twinning and Networking
UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the University Twinning and Networking Programme. The Programme was established in 1992 following the relevant decision of UNESCO’s General Conference taken at its 26th session.
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in all of UNESCO’s fields of competence by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it was established in 1992, the programme has aroused great interest among Member States.
The UNITWIN programme aims to be pertinent, forward-thinking and to impact socio-economic development effectively. So far UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network projects have proven useful in establishing new teaching programmes, generating new ideas through research and reflection, and facilitating the enrichment of existing university programmes while respecting cultural diversity.
Today 695 UNESCO Chairs and 68 UNITWIN Networks are established within the Programme, involving over 812 institutions in 128 countries.
Since the adoption of new strategic orientations for the UNITWIN Programme by the Executive Board at its 176th session in April 2007, emphasis has been placed on:
- The dual function of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks as “think tanks” and “bridge builders” between the academic world, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making;
- Realignment with UNESCO’s priorities
(Medium Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (in pdf));
- Readjust geographic imbalance which is now in favour of the North;
- Stimulate triangular North-South-South cooperation;
- Creation of regional or sub-regional poooles of innovation and excellence;
- Closer cooperation with the United Natiiions University (UNU).