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  • Source:Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan
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The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) and the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2011 for the first time, and renewed it in 2014.
To continue and strengthen future cooperation, HEEACT and AACCUP renewed the MoU in October 15th, 2021, with the signatures of Prof. Dr. Der-Tsai Lee, President of HEEACT and Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, President of AACCUP.

The accreditation of curricular programs in the Philippines, particularly for state universities and colleges, is the main function of AACCUP, Inc. Organized in 1987, though officially registered and recognized under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 4, 1989, it is the youngest of the four accrediting agencies in the country until late 2003. Under its charter, one of the functions, if not the main purpose of AACCUP, is "to develop a mechanism of, and conduct the evaluation of programs and institutions." AACCUP is commissioned to making the attainment of quality in education an integral part of the higher education systems more particularly among chartered state colleges and universities in the Philippines, through a sustained program of internal and external assessment. It is now closely allied with the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA), organized only in the later part of year 2003.

HEEACT and AACCUP agree through the MOU to cooperate for the benefit of both parties and to work towards enhancing external quality assurance in both jurisdictions and improving the quality of higher education, and the internationalization of both systems.

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