Memberships of International Associations

Sindh Madressatul Islam University has obtained membership of credible universities associations and national and international Quality Assurance Networks. Following are some of them:

Quality Assurance Agency Higher Education Commission, Pakistan hec-logo

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC is involved in systematic implementation of quality enhancement procedures/criteria to attain improved levels of international compatibility and competitiveness at institutional and program level. It is engaged in developing a viable and sustainable mechanism of quality assurance in the higher learning sector in order to meet the rising challenges of transforming the country into a knowledge economy. Policy making and development of practical guidelines of quality assurance related to the higher degree programs. QAA will also be a monitory and regulatory body to focus on quality and implementation of all desired measures and policies to improve the standard of higher education in Pakistan


International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). inqaahe-logo

The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a world-wide association of over 200 organizations that are active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in higher education. The greater majority of its members are quality assurance agencies that operate in many different ways. This body of like-minded folk provides an enormous reassurance, support and assistance in our daily QA work. The membership will be benefitted for having access to the Good Practice Database and consultation in matters involved higher education.


Asia Pacific Quality Network APQN-logo

APQN aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through building the capacity of quality assurance agencies and extending the cooperation between them. We do this by promoting good practice, facilitating research, providing advice, information and expertise, developing links between QA agencies, assisting members to determine the standards of cross-border institutions, and the international recognition of qualifications, enhancing the mobility of students between institutions and member nations through credit transfer schemes, and enabling members to recognize dubious accrediting practices and organizations.


Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World (IQA) IQA-logo

The Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World (QA-Islamic) was formally established on May 4, 2011 in an effort to promote and enhance quality higher education in the countries of the Islamic world. By adopting the Kuala Lumpur Declaration 2009 and the QA-Islamic Constitution, all participating agencies and ministries agree to work together under the QA-Islamic umbrella towards the enhancement of quality in the higher education in countries of the Islamic world. All members may be benefit from QA-Islamic's activities, collaborate in the attainment of QA-Islamic's purposes and exercise their rights according to the Constitution.

IQA Ref: Click here


The Talloires Network the-talloires-network

The first international gathering of the heads of universities devoted to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education are considered important.


Pakistan Chapter of the Talloires Network ( PCTN ) pctn-logo

Pakistan Chapter of Talloires Network (PCTN) is committed to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service learning in higher education under the strategic focus provided by HEC and The Talloires Network. Based at Islamabad campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), it is a consortium of 54 Pakistani universities working to build a culture of volunteerism at institutions of higher education in Pakistan. It is a collaborative chapter with the US based organization The Talloires Network (TN).

Pakistan Chapter of the Talloires Network ( PCTN ): Click here


International Association of Universities (IAU) IAU_logo

SMI University has obtained membership of the International Association of Universities (IAU). IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are available on the priority basis to Members but also to organisations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students. SMI University will get opportunity to participate and discount registration fee for IAU Conferences and invitation to speak at IAU Conferences as well as invitations to participate in activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings. Similarly, it will avail eligibility to apply for LEADHER grants and advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal. Similarly IAU will be helpful in research and development consultations, exchanges and participations in international events.


The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Acu_logo_small

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a professional association for those working in higher education across the Commonwealth, providing avenues for collaboration and cooperation between our members. Joining the ACU brings you into a network of like-minded organisations whose aim is to build and forge sustainable, mutually beneficial international partnerships.
ACU membership is now enhanced to more than 500 institutes of higher education accredited by their respective national accreditation boards, in the 54 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations. ACU member universities share Commonwealth values of democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law, and opportunity for all. Moreover, thanks to a common language and many similarities in organisation and management, Commonwealth universities are able to network extensively and effectively through the ACU, sharing problems, solutions and good practice in a variety of higher education environments.