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Comes now International Further Studies Institute

Postby John Bear » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:51 pm

A correspondent asks me about IFSI, "...where you can find the dawn of success."

www.ifsi.hu
www.pinnaclebusinessschool.hu
www.dorbayani.com.

The IFSI website looks awfully familiar to be, especially the coat of arms, but I can't place it.

Accredited by the Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, which also accredits such wonders as American Coastline, Breyer State, and Capitol University. Also accredited by Abbey College in the UK (which appears to be a high school), among many others. Says they were established, and have an office, in "Teheran, Persia," as well as in Hungary.

Founder/President Dr. M. Dorbayani describes himself as "An amplifier of ethical management; a compass in hands of leadership; a lubricant on interpersonal relationships; a highlighter of talents and potentials in an organisational manual..."
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Here Comes Intl. Further Studies Institute - IFSI Reply

Postby Maggie Dawson » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:30 pm

[quote][b]An ex-MBA student of us brought Mr. John Bear's message which was posted on 18th Jan. 2006 to our attention.[/b]

[/url]www.ifsi.hu
[url]www.dorbayani.com
[/url]www.waalm.com

International Further Studies Institute - IFSI is a registered private adult education school. By the Hungarian law, all the schools of adult further education must be registered with the local authorities and obtain a written permission for their operations. They are required to be open for any inspections for that matter and of course they are obliged to give a full report on their activities to the regional offices annually. This institute is registered by the regional office of the adult education of the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture - OKEV and The Regional Centre of National Employment Bureau of Hungary CSMMK under that ministry.

Please visit the Ministry's official site to view our institute registration here: [/url]http://db.om.hu/felnottkepzes/web3/keres_intezmeny.asp?cy=1&intez_id=2777

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'OKEV'.

You can visit our official registration with 'CSMMK' under the ministry here:[url]http://www.ifsi.hu/documents/CsMMK.pdf

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'CSMMK'

This institute is also recognised and validated by the Mayor Office in the city of Kecskemet where it is situated.

Please view the official letter of emulation signed by the City Clerk (The highest official person after the Mayor) and the head of education department of the local government in the city hall here:
[/url]http://www.ifsi.hu/recognitions/Mayerref.jpg

Or see the Accreditation page on our site and click on 'Certificate from Town Clerk & Head of Education'.

Our institute is a post secondary adult education, therefore we work with and represent several Colleges and Universities at different levels in the UK and the US . The Abbey College is one of our partners since 1990 and we are very proud of being recognised by them for our international education and qualifications.

Now with regards to Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, it is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Accrediting Agency, registered in Washington (D.C). They have clearly mentioned that their accreditation is through a "Self Evaluation Report" process. They do not even claim that they are recognised by CHEA. Now, if that "Self Evaluation" and accreditation produce any value for the applicant center, it entirely depends on them and their clients. Accreditation is a voluntary issue and institutions may or may not be willing to undertake. Even in the United States there are some hundreds of colleges and universities operating but less than 200 of them are fully accredited by CHEA or its recognised bodies. And of course there are many outstanding institutions there that are not accredited at all!

In Hungary for instance, accreditation is not compulsory and actually it only becomes somewhat important if the institute would like to apply for a fund. But for example as our institute is a private center and does not rely on any governmental funds, therefore it dose not seek for any state accreditation. And of course as here the recent law reads: In Hungary no Fund is going to be granted with effect from 2007 due to the economical situation of Hungary; therefore, having any accreditation in Hungary would be nothing but a simple paper framed on the wall. Over here, it is important to be registered and legally get permission for your activities, and we DO have that.

Mr. Bear's posted message perhaps is implying that our institution is a Diploma Mill; therefore, to clear any doubt and to address this issue, we recommend him and his kind readers to carefully study our 'Accreditation' page'.

Now, regarding our founder/president Dr. Dorbayani. Well, I am sure if anybody visits his official site and gets to know him will agree with all the descriptions mentioned by Mr. Bear.

Mr. Bear for sure didn't have enough time to search on us, on our founder, as well as our activities globally.

Do you think an organisation such as Voice of America - VOA, which belongs to the US Secretary of Foreign Affairs or BBC, one of the biggest names in News Media would agree to be part of our endeavor to promote culture, art, and education if we were not a well established and Legitimate organisation? Do you think over 170 lecturers, professors, writers, creators, and professional journalists attend our annual events despite of what Mr. Bear were trying to imply?

Please see one of our extensions and our awarding body which is founded by Dr. Dorbayani as part of our institution:

[url]www.waalm.com

WAALM, which is the IFSI awarding body in Arts, Literature, and Media just last year could host 15 nationalities and awardees from 8 countries and could validate the most outstanding people in the industry. How such event could take place for two consecutive years if its background institution (IFSI) and its founder were not visionary?

Please see our founder's short message to the academy in October 2006 here:
[/url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZaDN9IVz3A

Or see his message on YouTube by searching for Dr. Dorbayani.

Now, question is why Mr. Bear didn't drop us a line and get some facts from us prior to posting that message? Our contact info was there on our site, wasn't it? It is still there.

Was Mr. Bear thinking that we were only a Virtual institution with no registered and physical venue? Did he really go through all the pages and read all the info? Are Mr. Bear's Hungarian language skills good enough to read the Ministry's website on us?

We believe such inaccurate and incomplete texts/messages are not fair to the past graduates, current students and the whole organisation which was established with goodwill and is operating since 1990.

Well, in any case, everybody is welcome to explore our sites, to contact us, and of course to pay us a visit in person in the beautiful city of Kecskemet.

We are sorry if that message gave anybody a wrong impression and hereby, we would like to thank Matthew for bringing this to our attention.

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Re: Here Comes Intl. Further Studies Institute - IFSI Reply

Postby Maggie Dawson » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:34 pm

[quote="Maggie Dawson"]An ex-MBA student of us brought Mr. John Bear's message which was posted on 18th Jan. 2006 to our attention

www.ifsi.hu
www.dorbayani.com
www.waalm.com

International Further Studies Institute - IFSI is a registered private adult education school. By the Hungarian law, all the schools of adult further education must be registered with the local authorities and obtain a written permission for their operations. They are required to be open for any inspections for that matter and of course they are obliged to give a full report on their activities to the regional offices annually. This institute is registered by the regional office of the adult education of the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture - OKEV and The Regional Centre of National Employment Bureau of Hungary CSMMK under that ministry.

Please visit the Ministry's official site to view our institute registration here: http://db.om.hu/felnottkepzes/web3/kere ... ez_id=2777

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'OKEV'.

You can visit our official registration with 'CSMMK' under the ministry here http://www.ifsi.hu/documents/CsMMK.pdf

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'CSMMK'

This institute is also recognised and validated by the Mayor Office in the city of Kecskemet where it is situated.

Please view the official letter of emulation signed by the City Clerk (The highest official person after the Mayor) and the head of education department of the local government in the city hall here:
http://www.ifsi.hu/recognitions/Mayerref.jpg

Or see the Accreditation page on our site and click on 'Certificate from Town Clerk & Head of Education'.

Our institute is a post secondary adult education, therefore we work with and represent several Colleges and Universities at different levels in the UK and the US . The Abbey College is one of our partners since 1990 and we are very proud of being recognised by them for our international education and qualifications.

Now with regards to Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, it is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Accrediting Agency, registered in Washington (D.C). They have clearly mentioned that their accreditation is through a "Self Evaluation Report" process. They do not even claim that they are recognised by CHEA. Now, if that "Self Evaluation" and accreditation produce any value for the applicant center, it entirely depends on them and their clients. Accreditation is a voluntary issue and institutions may or may not be willing to undertake. Even in the United States there are some hundreds of colleges and universities operating but less than 200 of them are fully accredited by CHEA or its recognised bodies. And of course there are many outstanding institutions there that are not accredited at all!

In Hungary for instance, accreditation is not compulsory and actually it only becomes somewhat important if the institute would like to apply for a fund. But for example as our institute is a private center and does not rely on any governmental funds, therefore it dose not seek for any state accreditation. And of course as here the recent law reads: In Hungary no Fund is going to be granted with effect from 2007 due to the economical situation of Hungary; therefore, having any accreditation in Hungary would be nothing but a simple paper framed on the wall. Over here, it is important to be registered and legally get permission for your activities, and we DO have that.

Mr. Bear's posted message perhaps is implying that our institution is a Diploma Mill; therefore, to clear any doubt and to address this issue, we recommend him and his kind readers to carefully study our 'Accreditation' page'.

Now, regarding our founder/president Dr. Dorbayani. Well, I am sure if anybody visits his official site and gets to know him will agree with all the descriptions mentioned by Mr. Bear.

Mr. Bear for sure didn't have enough time to search on us, on our founder, as well as our activities globally.

Do you think an organisation such as Voice of America - VOA, which belongs to the US Secretary of Foreign Affairs or BBC, one of the biggest names in News Media would agree to be part of our endeavor to promote culture, art, and education if we were not a well established and Legitimate organisation? Do you think over 170 lecturers, professors, writers, creators, and professional journalists attend our annual events despite of what Mr. Bear were trying to imply?

Please see one of our extensions and our awarding body which is founded by Dr. Dorbayani as part of our institution:

www.waalm.com

WAALM, which is the IFSI awarding body in Arts, Literature, and Media just last year could host 15 nationalities and awardees from 8 countries and could validate the most outstanding people in the industry. How such event could take place for two consecutive years if its background institution (IFSI) and its founder were not visionary?

Please see our founder's short message to the academy in October 2006 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZaDN9IVz3A

Or see his message on YouTube by searching for Dr. Dorbayani.

Now, question is why Mr. Bear didn't drop us a line and get some facts from us prior to posting that message? Our contact info was there on our site, wasn't it? It is still there.

Was Mr. Bear thinking that we were only a Virtual institution with no registered and physical venue? Did he really go through all the pages and read all the info? Are Mr. Bear's Hungarian language skills good enough to read the Ministry's website on us?

We believe such inaccurate and incomplete texts/messages are not fair to the past graduates, current students and the whole organisation which was established with goodwill and is operating since 1990.

Well, in any case, everybody is welcome to explore our sites, to contact us, and of course to pay us a visit in person in the beautiful city of Kecskemet.

We are sorry if that message gave anybody a wrong impression and hereby, we would like to thank Matthew for bringing this to our attention.
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Re: Here Comes Intl. Further Studies Institute - IFSI Reply

Postby Maggie Dawson » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:39 pm

An ex-MBA student of us brought Mr. John Bear's message which was posted on 18th Jan. 2006 to our attention

www.ifsi.hu
www.dorbayani.com
www.waalm.com

International Further Studies Institute - IFSI is a registered private adult education school. By the Hungarian law, all the schools of adult further education must be registered with the local authorities and obtain a written permission for their operations. They are required to be open for any inspections for that matter and of course they are obliged to give a full report on their activities to the regional offices annually. This institute is registered by the regional office of the adult education of the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture - OKEV and The Regional Centre of National Employment Bureau of Hungary CSMMK under that ministry.

Please visit the Ministry's official site to view our institute registration here: http://db.om.hu/felnottkepzes/web3/kere ... ez_id=2777

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'OKEV'.

You can visit our official registration with 'CSMMK' under the ministry here:http://www.ifsi.hu/documents/CsMMK.pdf

Or see the 'Accreditation' page on our site and click on 'CSMMK'

This institute is also recognised and validated by the Mayor Office in the city of Kecskemet where it is situated.

Please view the official letter of emulation signed by the City Clerk (The highest official person after the Mayor) and the head of education department of the local government in the city hall here:
http://www.ifsi.hu/recognitions/Mayerref.jpg

Or see the Accreditation page on our site and click on 'Certificate from Town Clerk & Head of Education'.

Our institute is a post secondary adult education, therefore we work with and represent several Colleges and Universities at different levels in the UK and the US . The Abbey College is one of our partners since 1990 and we are very proud of being recognised by them for our international education and qualifications.

Now with regards to Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, it is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Accrediting Agency, registered in Washington (D.C). They have clearly mentioned that their accreditation is through a "Self Evaluation Report" process. They do not even claim that they are recognised by CHEA. Now, if that "Self Evaluation" and accreditation produce any value for the applicant center, it entirely depends on them and their clients. Accreditation is a voluntary issue and institutions may or may not be willing to undertake. Even in the United States there are some hundreds of colleges and universities operating but less than 200 of them are fully accredited by CHEA or its recognised bodies. And of course there are many outstanding institutions there that are not accredited at all!

In Hungary for instance, accreditation is not compulsory and actually it only becomes somewhat important if the institute would like to apply for a fund. But for example as our institute is a private center and does not rely on any governmental funds, therefore it dose not seek for any state accreditation. And of course as here the recent law reads: In Hungary no Fund is going to be granted with effect from 2007 due to the economical situation of Hungary; therefore, having any accreditation in Hungary would be nothing but a simple paper framed on the wall. Over here, it is important to be registered and legally get permission for your activities, and we DO have that.

Mr. Bear's posted message perhaps is implying that our institution is a Diploma Mill; therefore, to clear any doubt and to address this issue, we recommend him and his kind readers to carefully study our 'Accreditation' page'.

Now, regarding our founder/president Dr. Dorbayani. Well, I am sure if anybody visits his official site and gets to know him will agree with all the descriptions mentioned by Mr. Bear.

Mr. Bear for sure didn't have enough time to search on us, on our founder, as well as our activities globally.

Do you think an organisation such as Voice of America - VOA, which belongs to the US Secretary of Foreign Affairs or BBC, one of the biggest names in News Media would agree to be part of our endeavor to promote culture, art, and education if we were not a well established and Legitimate organisation? Do you think over 170 lecturers, professors, writers, creators, and professional journalists attend our annual events despite of what Mr. Bear were trying to imply?

Please see one of our extensions and our awarding body which is founded by Dr. Dorbayani as part of our institution:

www.waalm.com

WAALM, which is the IFSI awarding body in Arts, Literature, and Media just last year could host 15 nationalities and awardees from 8 countries and could validate the most outstanding people in the industry. How such event could take place for two consecutive years if its background institution (IFSI) and its founder were not visionary?

Please see our founder's short message to the academy in October 2006 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZaDN9IVz3A

Or see his message on YouTube by searching for Dr. Dorbayani.

Now, question is why Mr. Bear didn't drop us a line and get some facts from us prior to posting that message? Our contact info was there on our site, wasn't it? It is still there.

Was Mr. Bear thinking that we were only a Virtual institution with no registered and physical venue? Did he really go through all the pages and read all the info? Are Mr. Bear's Hungarian language skills good enough to read the Ministry's website on us?

We believe such inaccurate and incomplete texts/messages are not fair to the past graduates, current students and the whole organisation which was established with goodwill and is operating since 1990.

Well, in any case, everybody is welcome to explore our sites, to contact us, and of course to pay us a visit in person in the beautiful city of Kecskemet.

We are sorry if that message gave anybody a wrong impression and hereby, we would like to thank Matthew for bringing this to our attention.
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Postby John Bear » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:16 pm

Ms. Dawson writes, writes, and writes again that "An ex-MBA student of us brought Mr. John Bear's message which was posted on 18th Jan. 2006 to our attention."

Dr. Bear replies:
(1) That would be 14 months ago. But I only learned about you yesterday.

(2) IFSI claims, on its website, that "International Further Studies Institute and its extension PBS [Pinnacle Business School] is not operating in the United States; therefore, it is not possible to be accredited by an accreditor approved by the US Department of Education." My dear Ms. Dawson, that simply is not true. Many institutions that do not operate in the United States are accredited by regional and national accreditors in the US. Just as one of many many examples, the Central European University in Budapest is accredited by the Middle States Association.

(3) It is, of course, only my opinion, but I cannot take seriously any school that chooses to deal with the Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America.
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Re: Here Comes Intl. Further Studies Institute - IFSI Reply

Postby SteveFoerster » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:41 pm

Maggie Dawson wrote:Accreditation is a voluntary issue and institutions may or may not be willing to undertake. Even in the United States there are some hundreds of colleges and universities operating but less than 200 of them are fully accredited by CHEA or its recognised bodies. And of course there are many outstanding institutions there that are not accredited at all!

You have to love the unabashed millspeak. And there are fewer than 200 universities in the U.S. are accredited by CHEA-recognized agencies? :roll:

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Re: Comes now International Further Studies Institute

Postby Hungry Ghost » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:37 pm

John Bear wrote:A correspondent asks me about IFSI, "...where you can find the dawn of success."

IFSI is on both the Michigan and Maine mill-lists.

I did a Google search for "international further studies institute" on all domains and got these 53 hits.

Despite the IFSI's boast that it's recognized by educators, the institutional name search on .edu and .ac.uk domains didn't produce any hits at all.

Add the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media

http://www.waalm.com/

The IFSI website looks awfully familiar to be, especially the coat of arms, but I can't place it.

Accredited by the Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, which also accredits such wonders as American Coastline, Breyer State, and Capitol University. Also accredited by Abbey College in the UK (which appears to be a high school), among many others. Says they were established, and have an office, in "Teheran, Persia," as well as in Hungary.

Apparently the thing is run by an Iranian immigrant couple living in Hungary.
Founder/President Dr. M. Dorbayani describes himself as "An amplifier of ethical management; a compass in hands of leadership; a lubricant on interpersonal relationships..."

Ooooh!!! I bet you could get something cut off in Tehran for that.

I do love the unusual ways that non-native speakers sometimes use the English language.
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Postby Jack » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:18 pm

John Bear wrote:(2) IFSI claims, on its website, that "International Further Studies Institute and its extension PBS [Pinnacle Business School] is not operating in the United States; therefore, it is not possible to be accredited by an accreditor approved by the US Department of Education." My dear Ms. Dawson, that simply is not true. Many institutions that do not operate in the United States are accredited by regional and national accreditors in the US. Just as one of many many examples, the Central European University in Budapest is accredited by the Middle States Association.


I would add three other examples: Monash University, Deakin University (both of Australia) and the University of South Africa are all accredited by DETC.
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Postby Eric » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:36 pm

For the University to be recognized in Hungary it has to be accredited by HAC-MAB.
HAC - MAB accreditation

http--www.mab.hu-english-doc-AnnRep40414.doc

http://www.wes.org/ewenr/04Jan/Hungary.htm

Quality Assurance

• The Education Law of 1993 established the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB). While quality assurance is maintained by individual institutions the MAB largely functions as the guardian or overseer of quality in higher education. Specifically, it renders opinions on the establishment, abolition or recognition of institutions, fields of study and courses. In addition, the law specified that the MAB must assess the standard of education and research for each higher education institution every eight years (institutional accreditation). The Higher Education and Scientific Council was established to advise on issues not covered by MAB.
• A nation-wide discussion has commenced on the basic characteristics of future higher education programs and joint development programs. The Bologna Committee of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee has already published recommendations on the accreditation of new qualification requirements under a new qualifications framework.

• The Ministry states in its latest Bologna report that “the most important tasks to be implemented include the elaboration of a self-evaluation system for higher education (based on the model of European Quality Award). Elaborating and operating this system makes it possible to spread the practice of self-evaluation in the Hungarian education system.”
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Postby Eric » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:50 pm

Eric wrote:For the University to be recognized in Hungary it has to be accredited by HAC-MAB.
HAC - MAB accreditation

http--www.mab.hu-english-doc-AnnRep40414.doc

http://www.wes.org/ewenr/04Jan/Hungary.htm

Quality Assurance

• The Education Law of 1993 established the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB). While quality assurance is maintained by individual institutions the MAB largely functions as the guardian or overseer of quality in higher education. Specifically, it renders opinions on the establishment, abolition or recognition of institutions, fields of study and courses. In addition, the law specified that the MAB must assess the standard of education and research for each higher education institution every eight years (institutional accreditation). The Higher Education and Scientific Council was established to advise on issues not covered by MAB.
• A nation-wide discussion has commenced on the basic characteristics of future higher education programs and joint development programs. The Bologna Committee of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee has already published recommendations on the accreditation of new qualification requirements under a new qualifications framework.

• The Ministry states in its latest Bologna report that “the most important tasks to be implemented include the elaboration of a self-evaluation system for higher education (based on the model of European Quality Award). Elaborating and operating this system makes it possible to spread the practice of self-evaluation in the Hungarian education system.”


Recognition of studies & qualifications:
The Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) (http://www.hac.huninet.hu/index.html) continuously monitors the standard of training and scientific activity in higher education institutions. All programmes have to be approved by the HAC.
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Postby Stanislav » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:46 pm

Jack wrote:I would add three other examples: Monash University, Deakin University (both of Australia) and the University of South Africa are all accredited by DETC.

American University of Armenia. That little operation in Georgia accredited by AALE. Athabasca University. Some bible colleges in Canada. I vaguely remember some community college in the Carribean. University of Leicester's Center of Labour Studies. And I'm sure we still miss something.
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Postby Stanislav » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:51 pm

From DETC:

Lansbridge University
Deakin University
Monash University
University of Southern Queensland
Rhodec International (U.K. Office)
University of Leicester's Centre for Labour Market Studies
Babel University Professional School of Translation (Japan)
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nonsense

Postby g-gollin » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:18 am

Now with regards to Accreditation Governing Commission of the United States of America, it is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Accrediting Agency, registered in Washington (D.C). They have clearly mentioned that their accreditation is through a "Self Evaluation Report" process. They do not even claim that they are recognised by CHEA. Now, if that "Self Evaluation" and accreditation produce any value for the applicant center, it entirely depends on them and their clients. Accreditation is a voluntary issue and institutions may or may not be willing to undertake. Even in the United States there are some hundreds of colleges and universities operating but less than 200 of them are fully accredited by CHEA or its recognised bodies. And of course there are many outstanding institutions there that are not accredited at all!

AGC-USA features these as its "members":
    American Coastline (but seems to be defunct)
    Breyer State
    Capitol University
    The International University
    International Further Studies Institute
    University of Northwest
    University of Northern washington

AGC-USA's "Chief Accrediting Commissioner" is Richard J. Hoyer. Oh, yeah, by the way-- the State of Hawaii concluded that Hoyer owned the pouf-it's-gone American Coastline entity. (Self accrediting, how about that? Kinda like Breyer State does with CSCCS. Conflict of interest? Did somebody say conflict of interest?)

See the ample amount of material published by Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reporters Steve Orr and Gary Craig about the spectacular activities of the spectacularly nekulturny Richard J. Hoyer.

And you choose to have your entity placed in that list of goatbags posted on the AGC-USA site. Oh my goodness, that's not good company to be keeping.
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Postby John Bear » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:49 am

For the record: non-US schools with recognized US accreditation
Australia: 5 professional
Bahamas: 1 professional
Bulgaria: 1 regional
Canada: 58, almost all religious
Caymans: 1 national
Costa Rica: 1 regional
France: 1 regional, 2 national
Germany: 1 national
Greece: 2 regional
Hungary: 1 regional
Italy: 1 regional, 1 national
Japan: 1 national
Kenya: 1 regional
Lebanon: 1 regional
Marshall Is.: 1 regional
Mexico: 4 regional, 1 national
Micronesia: 1 regional
Palau: 1 regional
Saudi Arabia: 1 professional
South Africa: 1 national
Spain: 1 regional, 1 national
Switzerland: 8 regional, 2 national
UAE: 1 regional
UK: 1 regional, 4 national
Venezuela: 1 professional

I was surprised to note that, among the national accreditors, ACICS has accredited many more non-US schools than DETC.
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IFSI's goat connection

Postby g-gollin » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:21 pm

The IFSI headquarters is in Kecksemét. Pointed out to me by a higher education colleague:

"kecske" is Hungarian for "goat."

Fitting, perhaps?
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