MoHE revises list of ‘recognised’ varsities

By Zainab Al Nasseri — MUSCAT: Dec. 25: The Ministry of Higher Education has updated on its website the list of “recommended institutions” for those planning to study abroad. The Ministry made the announcement after a meeting of the Accreditation of non-Omani Educational Institutions and Qualifications Equivalency Committee. The website contains the list of accredited universities and colleges. It said it will not be held responsible for any degrees obtained from unaccredited institutions.
The meeting recognised the following varsities in Portugal. They are: University of Lisbon, University of Porto, University of Minho, University of Coimbra, University of Aveiro, New University of Lisbon, University of Evora, Catholic University of Portugal, University of the Algarve, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, University of the Azores, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, University of Beira Interior, Madeira University, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidadese Tecnologias and Institute Universitario de Lisboa.
Brazil: University of São Paulo, Federal University of Minas Gerais, State University of Campinas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Norway: University of Oslo, University of Agder, University of Bergen, University of Stavanger, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Nord University, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
The committee recognised the University of Worcester in UK, Gannon University and Dakota Wesleyan University in US, Godavari Institute of Engineering & Technology and Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, both in India, and Port Said University in Egypt.
It has recognised the Master Degree in Psychology from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University in India in 2014, Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Dakota Wesleyan University, US, in 2015 and Bachelor Degree in Administration from Huron University, UK, in 1990.
The Ministry does not recognise the Master Degree in Special Education from Al Fashir University in 2003 of Sudan, offered by ‘Jordan Centre’ of Jordan as a “tele-learning course”. It will not recognise the Masters in International Human Resources offered by University of Liverpool, UK, in 2015 and Masters in Politics Science by Arab University in Tunisia in 2004. It said the Tunisian university is not accredited by its government for offering Master degrees.
It will not recognise Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot Watt University, Dubai branch in 2015, as the institution is not accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE. It will not recognise the Higher Education Diploma from Arab Studies and Research Institute of Egypt in 2009.
The Ministry does not recognise the Bachelor of Engineering from Osmania University in India in 2013 and the FAZIL Certificate from the Islamic University of India in 2005.
It will not recognise the Bachelor in Business (major in accounting) from Cairo University in 2016, Higher National Diploma (major in marine sciences) from City of Glasgow College and Bachelor Degree (major in early childhood studies) from Liverpool Johan Moores University, UK, in 2016.