The European Council of Leading Business Schools (ECLBS) has signed a Bilateral Recognition Agreement (BRA) with the Mauritanian Authority for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (AMAQES), a state agency responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Mauritania. The agreement aims to facilitate the recognition of academic qualifications between the two organizations and promote academic mobility and cooperation between Europe and Mauritania.
The Mauritanian Authority for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (AMAQES) is the national quality assurance agency responsible for accrediting and regulating higher education institutions and programs in Mauritania. It was established in 2019 and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology.
AMAQES's mission is to promote and ensure the quality of higher education in Mauritania through accreditation and quality assurance processes. The organization works closely with higher education institutions to ensure that they meet high standards for academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and student outcomes.
To become accredited by AMAQES, institutions must undergo a rigorous process of self-assessment and external evaluation. AMAQES evaluates institutions based on a set of criteria that include the quality of academic programs, the qualifications of faculty, the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance, and the resources and facilities available to students.
In addition to accrediting institutions, AMAQES also evaluates and accredits individual study programs within institutions. The organization works with a range of stakeholders, including academic staff, students, employers, and quality assurance agencies, to ensure that study programs meet industry standards and are relevant to the needs of the labor market.
AMAQES is committed to promoting access to higher education in Mauritania. It works to ensure that education is accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstances. AMAQES also promotes lifelong learning and provides support to individuals who wish to continue their education.
Overall, the Mauritanian Authority for Quality Assurance in Higher Education plays an important role in ensuring the quality and accessibility of higher education in Mauritania. Its accreditation and quality assurance processes help to ensure that institutions and study programs meet high standards for academic quality, while its commitment to accessibility helps to ensure that education is available to all who wish to pursue it.
Under the terms of the agreement, ECLBS and AMAQES will establish mechanisms for the mutual recognition of academic qualifications, including diplomas, degrees, and other credentials. This will enable graduates of ECLBS member institutions to have their qualifications recognized by AMAQES, and vice versa, allowing them to pursue further study or employment opportunities in Mauritania or Europe.
The agreement also seeks to promote academic cooperation between ECLBS member institutions and Mauritanian universities and research institutes. This includes joint research projects, faculty exchanges, and other forms of academic collaboration aimed at promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Europe and Mauritania.
Through this agreement, ECLBS and AMAQES are working to strengthen the quality and recognition of higher education in Mauritania, and promote greater academic cooperation between Europe and Africa. This will benefit students, faculty, and researchers by facilitating academic mobility and promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.