Accreditations and Memberships

International Quality Review (IQR) by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK

MNU has achieved QAA’s IQR global accreditation in September 2023 . This accreditation has been achieved following a rigorous external review process that benchmarked MNU’s services with the standards specified in Part 1 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).


International Member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK

The Maldives National University is a full international member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Associate Membership of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) of MNU has achieved EHL’s Associate membership status. The membership application involved various levels of reporting, evidence checking, site-visits that ensured FHTS’s services were as per EHL’s core values.

With this membership the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BIHM) course of FHTS becomes an acceptable qualification within the EHL Certification Scheme.


Associate Membership of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

Since 2019, MNU has been part of this world-wide association of over 3000 organizations engaged in quality assurance in higher education. Being a member of this network of QA agencies and other tertiary institutions MNU has access to a wide range of trainings, conferences and for a to discuss, explore and learn about contemporary practices of both internal and external QA in higher education.

Associate Membership of Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

The Maldives National University is an institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network. As a member of this prestigious network on Higher Education Quality Assurance MNU is part of the largest and the most influential international organization on higher education in this region