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NATIONAL RECOGNITION

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logo sepAccording to the Mexican Higher Education laws Universidad Azteca is authorized to award degrees with RVOE for use in Mexico and own academic and professional higher degrees of the university (grados propios) without RVOE.

Official notification of the Registry of Educational Establishments, 9 April 1999, No. 15-00084: registered in the first section of the Book 71-VIII of Educational Institutions, on page 129, as a Private Institution with Recognition of the Official Validity of Studies, awarded by the General Directorate of Higher Education of the Sub-Secretary of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Secretary of Public Education SEP.  Decree of the Registry of Educational Establishments, 9 April 1999, No. 15-00084: that the Educational Institution has an authorization to conduct studies of the type “Superior”; that the Educational Centre can award titles and degrees in conformity with those established in Article 60 of the General Law of Education and 18 of the Law for the Coordination of Higher Education.

(Acuerdo de Registro de Establecimiento Educativo, 9 de abril de 1999, No. 15-00084: Sección Primera del Libro 71-VIII de Instituciones Educativas, a foja 129, como una Institución Particular con Reconocimiento de Validez Oficial de estudios otorgado por la Dirección General de Educación Superior de la Subsecretaría de Educación Superior e Investigación Científica de la SEP.  Dictamen de Registro de Establecimiento Educativo, 9 de abril de 1999: que la Institución Educativa cuenta con autorización para impartir estudios de tipo Superior; que el Plantel Educativo SÍ podrá expedir títulos y grados de conformidad a lo establecido en el artículo 60 de la Ley General de Educación y 18 de la Ley para la Coordinación de Educación Superior).

PROGRAMMES WITH NATIONAL ACCREDITATION (RVOE) BY SECRETARY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION (Only for Mexico)    see weblink 

 

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
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uk logoThe Quality Assurance Commission has examined the curricula and syllaba presented and certified that this institution has met all the standards set by the Quality Assurance Commission, and that the Mexican and European programmes of Universidad Azteca are accredited and validated as aligned in credits to the United Kingdom Qualifications and Credit Framework and the Quality Assurance Commission affirmed the comparability in standards and quality to programmes offered in the United Kingdom.

The Quality Assurance Commission is recognized as an accrediting body for the purposes of Key Information Set KIS, operated and published by the UK government Higher Education Statistics Agency, and registered as `Accrediting Body´. An accredited course is defined by HESA as one which is recognized by an accrediting body and may confer membership, chartered status or partial exemption. Accreditation may be ‘any process of approval leading to assurance that a programme meets the standards required by a particular profession’. The Quality Assurance Commission complies with the requirements for HESA KIS registration as PSRB (Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body) for programme accreditation. According to the HEBRG (Higher Education Better Regulation Group) one of the roles of a PSRB may be to accredit programmes of higher education, either directly or through institutional accreditation. HEPISG, the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group, has ultimate responsibility for information contained within and developed for KIS. While certain functions associated with professional accreditation are devolved to HEFCE, HESA, QAA and HEBRG, HEPISG’s decisions are final over inclusion to the list of accrediting bodies.

 ‘Accreditation’ is used in this context as a mark of assurance that the programme (or in some cases the institution as a whole) meets the standards set by the accrediting body. The outcome of a successful programme accreditation by a PSRB may include one or more of the following:

– Graduates are able to practice as a professional in a specific field, and in some cases receive a license to practice that is required by law;

– Graduates are granted chartered status;

– Graduates are granted exemption from all or part of professional exams;

– Graduates are eligible for entry to membership of a professional association or learned society;

– The programme is confirmed as meeting externally designated standards and quality.

The Principles for Better Regulation of Higher Education in the United Kingdom (November 2011) were developed by HEBRG and apply primarily to organizations that have a direct responsibility for regulating or holding to account any aspect of higher education provision offered by UK institutions.

The PSRBs currently recognised as eligible for inclusion in the KIS are listed in the List of accrediting bodies

QAC is registered in the UK Register of Learning Providers with the following UK Provider Reference Number: UKPRN 10033072 on the website

QAC is registered with UK Government listing in the UK National Archives of Professional and Supporting Bodies on the website

The Quality Assurance Commission is engaged in international recognition of qualifications alignment to UK Qualifications and Credit Framework. The Quality Assurance Commission is committed to promote high standards of excellence in education, to accredit higher and professional education programmes, and to certify quality of provision in the area of global education.  The Quality Assurance Commission was founded in order to validate higher education programmes offered overseas in terms of qualifications alignment to UK Qualifications and Credit Framework based on standards that are relevant and applicable to all higher education programmes globally and which support and encourage excellence in higher education worldwide. The Quality Assurance Commission is established as a supporting body for accreditation of programmes in vocational, professional and higher education provisions. It is one of the Supporting Bodies for accreditation in the United Kingdom. Its establishment is gazetted in the UK Government National Archives of UK Professional and Supporting Bodies, and registered with UK government Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA as recognized Accrediting Body.

Download Accreditation Certificate (2013-2016)

List of validated accredited programmes (March 2013)

Verify the status of Quality Assurance Commission on the HESA list – see entry number 180 on the current list 2013/2014 C13061.

 

REGISTERED PROGRAMMES AT THE AUSTRIA MINISTRY OF SCIENCES & RESEARCH
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INFORMATION FOR AUSTRIAN STUDENTS

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EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES IN AUSTRIA REGISTERED  BY THE AUSTRIAN MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & RESEARCH AS LEGALLY APPROVED see weblink

 

ACCREDITATION IN PROCESS
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ASICNEW – Universidad Azteca has recently applied in 2013 for institutional accreditation to ASIC the Accreditation Service for International Colleges, a leading UK accreditation agency, recognized by the Home Office (UK Border Agency) and listed by CHEA as a recognized accreditation body in the UK and internationally.

The Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) – which also offers a general accreditation service to cover a wide range of different educational establishments and their courses – is a UK Border Agency authorized accreditation body based in the United Kingdom. As per the UK Border Agency, an institution is considered accredited if it has been accredited by ASIC or by other specific agencies listed on its website. ASIC is an independent body, providing education consultancy and accreditation service for schools, colleges, universities, training organizations and online/distance learning providers worldwide. ASIC is recognized by UKBA in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory and has been accepted by the BQF (British Quality Foundation).

ASIC provides a wide spectrum of accreditation services worldwide to education institutions including schools, colleges, universities, training organizations and online/distance learning providers. ASIC is a member of the British Quality Foundation and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the USA. It is also an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance with regulations of the UK Home Office and Border Agency relating to the admission of students holding Student Visitor Visas and to the delivery of programmes in ESOL with Citizenship. Accreditation is holistic – encompassing institutions in their entirety rather than particular courses, programmes or qualifications. Institutions may, therefore, approach ASIC for accreditation regardless of their specific discipline focus.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS
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European concilUniversidad Azteca European Programmes is an Approved Member of ECBE European Council for Business Education an Accreditation Agency affiliated with ENQA.  ECBE is an affiliate of the European Association of Quality Assurance for Higher Education (ENQA), which recognises ECBE as a bona fide quality assurance agency and a network of higher education institutions and agencies.

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PRMEIn its commitment to teaching ethical values, Universidad Azteca has adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education. The PRME provides a framework for business schools and universities worldwide to adapt teaching and research methodologies to the new challenges and opportunities facing business in the 21st century. As an affiliated member, Azteca joins an international group of institutions in the commitment to encourage social responsibility in the creation of a sustainable global economy.

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ICIThe programme in Psychology and Coaching is accredited by the International Association of Coaching Institutes ICI

ICI is an Association of experienced Coaching Institutes, and highly qualified Coaching Members from all over the world: Australasia, China, the Middle East, Europe, USA, Latin America. The Member Institutes have all successfully accomplished at least 7 standard high quality Coaching trainings.

Accreditation by ICI

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ICCAThe Licenciado en Psicología (UA) and Magister en Coaching (UCAM) is also accredited by the International Council of Coaching Accreditation ICCA in Mexico.

ICCA is an agency specialized in Accreditation, Professional Certification, Membership and Diploma Endorsement  located in Mexico City and Berlin Germany European Union.

                                                                                                         Accreditation by ICCA

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The international academic university network of Universidad Azteca with partners in Austria, Mexico and Nicaragua has signed a Memorandum of Recognition (MoR) with IAEM, the International Association of Emergency Managers.