IAC/EADI Accreditation
The International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research

EADI, as the professional European organisation of institutes and professionals in the field of Development, wishes to influence proactively the process of accreditation and quality assurance as far as Global Development Studies are concerned. To this end it has developed a state-of-the art quality assurance (QA) and accreditation system that take the specific nature of global development studies into account.

The International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research (IAC/EADI) is the independent council of EADI in charge of the system. IAC/EADI works in close collaboration with the EADI Secretariat in Bonn. The main purpose of IAC/EADI is to promote the quality of Global Development training programmes both in the North and the South.

The primary services provided by the IAC/EADI are:

  • to confer Accreditation Trademarks (“IAC/EADI Accredited Programme”) to organisations from the North and the South requesting accreditation for their taught Master programme
  • to develop partnerships and capacity building activities with the global South and partner organisations
  • to monitor and develop accreditation standards and to seek national and international recognition of the IAC/EADI accreditation standards

IAC/EADI accreditation either stands by itself as voluntary evaluation and accreditation system or it can be complementary to the national systems which are in place in Europe and beyond. Accreditation by IAC/EADI may in certain cases be formally recognised by national accreditation authorities. The QA standards and criteria used by IAC/EADI are state of the art and in line with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area as issued by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

New tender deadline: Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – South-Eastern European Partnership

13 Mar 2019

The purpose of this post is three-fold. Firstly, it is to establish a regional GCE Knowledge Exchange Partnership mainly in Slovakia and Slovenia - called South-Eastern partnership - by building a network of practitioners and scholars. Secondly, it is central in organising three regional events to exchange practical and academic knowledge on GCE. Thirdly, it makes sure that ideas developed and knowledge gathered within the regional network is fed into the process of creating a massive open online course (MOOC).

Successful accreditation of the “Master International Development Studies” offered by the University of Amsterdam

06 Jul 2018

EADI is delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the “Master International Development Studies” offered by the University of Amsterdam. IAC/EADI wishes to congratulate UvA on the overall excellent quality and unique features of its programme.

The Master International Development Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam is meant to introduce students to development studies as a distinctly multi-disciplinary field. The objectives of the programme include educating students in the history and theories of development, familiarising them with different disciplinary perspectives on development, such as those from sociology, anthropology and human geography, acquainting them with the multi-scalar context of development processes, recognising relations between local, regional, national and global levels and teaching them about interaction and unequal power relations between actors within context-specific institutional environments.

Successful IAC / EADI Accreditation of Master in Interdisciplinary Development Studies (MIDS) de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

20 Mar 2018

EADI is delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the Master in Interdisciplinary Development Studies (MIDS) offered by the Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Desarrollo (CIDER) of Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. The MIDS offers a two-year graduate programme in development studies in Colombia.

Successful IAC / EADI accreditation of the MSc NGO and Development Management at University of East London

13 Feb 2018

IAC / EADI congratulates UEL on the overall excellent quality and unique features of its MSc programme NGO and Development Management. This established course, which has been running for ten years, examines the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world, giving students the skills for a job in development and the wider sectors.

The aim of the course is to prepare for a career as an informed and critical development practitioner. Students will be equipped with all the practical skills that are demanded by development agencies and will also gain insight across the wider picture, understanding how developing countries can progress and how the poor can be mobilised to escape from the poverty trap.

Successful IAC / EADI accreditation of AMID

09 Nov 2016

The Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) programme of the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) is a one-year dual programme. The starting point for AMID is that positive social change can only be realised in collaboration between different actors such as government, private sector, NGOs and knowledge institutes.

Successful EADI Accreditation of "Master's in Contemporary Development of China"

14 Jan 2016

EADI has accredited the “Master’s in Contemporary Development of China”, offered by the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University. The programme welcomes application for the year 2016 / 2017 by 15 June 2016. For scholarships, please check out the SSDPP website (Deadlines 15th March and 15th May).

EUSA_ID Mid-term meeting took place in Bochum

19 May 2015

From 22-25 April the EUSA_ID Mid-term meeting took place at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

Palacký University Master Programme Accredited

03 Mar 2014

IAC/EADI accredites the Master programme in International Development Studies from the Palacký University in Olomouc

IAC/EADI Participates in EUSA ID Programme

15 Oct 2013

IAC/EADI participates as a quality assurance partner in the EUSA ID mobility programme

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Accredited Programmes

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Post Graduate Diplomas:

  • 2012: Iberoamerican Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICID), Chair for International Cooperation with Latin America (COIBA), University of Cantabria