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AUTHORITY AND RECOGNITION

AIIAS is recognized as a graduate institution of international character by the Republic of the Philippines, as certified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), persuant to Presidential Decree No. 2021.

ACCREDITATION

AIIAS and all its programs are accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA) of Maryland, USA. The institution has enjoyed the highest accreditation rating offered by the AAA (5-year accreditation with no interim visits) for the past four accreditation terms.

Additionally, most of the Graduate School programs in business, education, and public health are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). Other programs, being new, are under consideration. PAASCU is a full member of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Furthermore, all the degree programs in the Seminary are accredited by the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA). ATESEA is a full member of the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI) by which the association is networked with other regional associations and accreditation agencies for theological education worldwide like the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), and the Board of Theological Education in the Senate of Serampore College (BTESS) in India.

AIIAS is accepted as an Educational Member by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) of the United States.

MEMBERSHIP

  • AIIAS is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, France. The IAU is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions.
  • AIIAS is a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The ICDE is a global membership organiation in the field of open and distance education, and in formal consultative relations with UNESCO.
  • AIIAS is a member of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS), the country's premier organization for the advancement of e-learning practice, research, and collaboration.
  • The Graduate School is a member of the Philippine Association for Graduate Education (PAGE), the national organization that concerns itself with achieving quality graduate education in the Philippines.
  • The Seminary is one of 12 centers for excellence designated by ATESEA for the ATESEA Theological Union, a trans-denominational graduate theological school.
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