DISTANCE EDUCATION & BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN
Semaforos del Zumen 3 C. abajo (oeste), 1 C. al lago (norte)
Danilo Avendaño Martínez
Dirección de Relaciones Públicas e Internacionales
Coordinador de Programas Internacionales
UCN European Programmes
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is a fully recognised and autonomous university according to Nicaraguan higher education law with autonomous degree awarding powers at all academic levels of carreras (professional graduate programmes) and postgraduate programmes (Specialist, Master, Doctor).
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN takes part in the national quality assurance programme with CNEA the national Council of Evaluation and Quality Assurance.
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN (Central University of Nicaragua) is an approved member of the International Association of Universities IAU. Member Institutions are universities or degree-conferring higher education institutions whose main objective is teaching and research (see IAU list of members).
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is a member of ODAEE Organización de las Americas para la excelencia educativa
In addition to the constitutionally protected status as a recognised autonomous university in Nicaragua the Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges, based in the UK) with Premier Provider status in order to demonstrate the commitment to quality and continuous improvement, whereby, accreditation is holistic- encompassing institutions in their entirety rather than particular courses, programmes or qualifications (see Registry Entry).
ASIC, Accreditation Service for International Colleges, based in the UK is a UK Government recognised Accreditation Body, a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, is listed in the international registry for the UK of CHEA, the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is a national UK Affiliate of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. ASIC inspections include an examination of the content and standard of the curriculum as well as the quality of its delivery to learners. ASIC also pays close attention to the consistency and reliability of assessment. However, it should be noted that ASIC neither confers nor validates degree-awarding powers. ASIC inspectors conducted thorough audits at the university in Nicaragua, including domestic and international programmes, and based on their fair evaluation report the ASIC commission has awarded Premier University status to our university.
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN obtained APPROVED CENTRE status by AABPS Accrediting and Assessment Bureau for Post Secondary Schools. A 2013 UK OFQUAL recognised awarding organisation.
Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is accredited as APPROVED CENTRE by EBMA Education for Business Managers and Administrators, a UK awarding organisation.