NCFHE awards li­cense to Sadeen Ed­u­ca­tion In­vest­ment

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Fur­ther and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion yes­ter­day an­nounced that it has awarded a five-year li­cense to Sadeen Ed­u­ca­tion In­vest­ment to op­er­ate a Univer­sity in Malta which is to bear the name the Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Malta.

The con­di­tions un­der which the li­cense is be­ing granted are the ones that were com­mu­ni­cated to Sadeen Ed­u­ca­tion In­vest­ment on the 30th June and ex­plained in a press con­fer­ence which took place on the same day.

Sadeen Ed­u­ca­tion In­vest­ment had re­cently re­quested some clar­i­fica­tions to the con­di­tions which were in the last few days com­mu­ni­cated to them.

The main li­cense con­di­tions fall un­der two broad cat­e­gories, those con­cerned with as­sur­ing the qual­ity of the ed­u­ca­tion given and those re­lated to the fund­ing of the pro­ject.

With re­gards to en­sur­ing qual­ity, the AUM is bound to en­sure that Clem­son Univer­sity un­der­takes an an­nual au­dit of AUM’s in­ter­nal qual­ity as­sur­ance process.

The Com­mis­sion will also con­duct spot-checks on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to en­sure that all as­pects of AUM’s op­er­a­tion are vi­able and ef­fec­tive.

The Com­mis­sion it­self will also con­duct its own ex­ter­nal qual­ity au­dits dur­ing the term of the li­cense to ex­am­ine and as­sure all aca­demic, ad­min­is­tra­tive and ser­vice op­er­a­tions within the AUM and also to en­sure the qual­ity of all pro­grammes pro­vided.

Re­gard­ing fund­ing the AUM is to pro­vide ev­i­dence to show that all fund­ing re­quired for the com­ple­tion of the pro­ject is in place within the time­lines es­tab­lished by the Com­mis­sion.

Other con­di­tions re­quire that for a cer­tain pe­riod, any changes to or ad­di­tions to aca­demic staff or share­hold­ers re­quire the prior ap­proval of the Com­mis­sion.

The Com­mis­sion is con­fi­dent that un­der the terms of the li­cense granted, AUM is in a po­si­tion to ful­fill its po­ten­tial as a provider of high qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and the rigour of the process un­der­taken be­fore grant­ing the li­cense will con­tinue to broaden the ap­peal of Malta as a lo­ca­tion for the pro­vi­sion of in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tional ser­vices.

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