The university and its program offering entities aim for continuous accreditation in the following external bodies:
The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is the statutory apex body in the field of higher education in Bangladesh. The primary objectives of the UGC are to supervise, maintain, promote and coordinate university education. It is also responsible for maintaining standards and quality in all the public and private universities in Bangladesh. The UGC initiated in 2014 a project on quality assurance under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP). The project aims at improving the quality of teaching-learning and research capabilities of the tertiary education institutions through encouraging both innovation and accountability and by enhancing the technical and institutional capacity of the higher education sector.
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. It aims “to formulate and promote the use of international standards for all industries”. ULAB is aiming in particular for ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation, which specifies requirements for a quality management system.
ULAB’s Media Studies and Journalism Department passed the first stage of program accreditation of the ACEJMC. The on site visit took place on January 17-18, 2016 with Susanne Shaw, Executive Director, ACEJMC and Will Norton, Professor and Dean, Meek School of Journalism and New Media as evaluators. Based in the University of Kansas, ACEJMC is the global agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.
The ULAB School of Business has become a member of ACBSP in October 2015. Prior to this, it has attended an ACBSP orientation meeting held at North South University. The US-based ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. It promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. Before the business program can proceed for accreditation, it needs a three-year incubation period as member of ACBSP.