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To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: (1) To acknowledge; to receive as an envoy and give that person credit and rank accordingly. (2) To send with credentials as an envoy. This latter use is now the accepted one.

TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes his protection.

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The National Accreditation Council, a non-administrative public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, has the task of developing the national accreditation system and accreditation method, organising the operations of the standardisation, enhancing mutual recognition in the field of certification and representing Tunisia internationally and signing international recognition agreements.
"We are delighted with the accreditation outcome, and will continue to foster engagement with our stakeholders to ensure that our programs and research remain relevant with tangible societal impact."
The accreditation is beneficial for students being important and landmark achievement which will lead to enhanced ranking of the University at national and international scale, Dr Burfat said.
WCM-Q's CME/CPD programme also recently received renewed accreditation for a period of five years from Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners-Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD).
ANSI's accreditation of standards developers and US Technical Advisory Groups to international technical committees will remain separately and internally operated by ANSI.
We will be working on key areas, such as updating all standards manuals and converting them to performance-based standards; promoting the ACA accreditation process and increasing the number of correctional agencies, institutions and programs seeking ACA accreditation; ensuring the integrity of the standards and accreditation process; providing timely and consistent services to the field, Commission on Accreditation and the Committee on Performance-Based Standards; and converting standards manuals from print to digital.
In 2016, DHA hospitals and health centres received international accreditation for the fourth time in a row.
Among the courses granted full accreditation are Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Anatomy, Accounting, Marketing, Transport Management, Agriculture and Food Science.
She encouraged the BNVL to ensure that they meet the transition time lines so as to maintain warranted internationally recognised accreditation.
In addition, the accreditation encourages and supports ethical behaviour by students, faculty, administrators and professional staff.
Last year, the DOT announced its plan to implement a progressive accreditation system, which features three levels of accreditation.

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