Mescyt collaborates with Engineering Accreditation System

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), the Regional Engineering Accreditation System for the Greater Caribbean (GCREAS) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) signed collaboration agreements with the aim of laying the foundations for engineering education programs developed in universities to meet national and international standards.

The first agreement, signed by the heads of both entities, Franklin García Fermín and Hugo Jose Pirela Martínez, seeks that the Institutions of Higher Education (IES), which offer engineering programs, reach the international certifications in force in the Washington Accord.

Acreditación De Ingeniería MecytThe second, signed by Mescyt, GCREA and UASD, contemplates quality assurance for the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), as the first institution that will serve as a model for the accreditation of its engineering programs.

Other universities in the alliance

Other universities that are part of the alliance are: Pedro Henríquez Ureña (Unphu), Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Intec), Central del Este (UCE) Iberoamericana (Unibe), Acción Pro Educación y Cultura (Unapec) and other higher education institutions selected by Mescyt.

The agreements also integrate theoretical and practical training of intermediate authorities, faculty and support staff on methods, techniques, instruments and international quality assessment practices within the academic and administrative routines of engineering education programs.

“We can assure that the signing of these agreements places our country at the forefront in terms of the quality of the graduates of engineering programs in higher education institutions in the Greater Caribbean region,” emphasized the head of Mescyt, Franklin García Fermín.

In the same vein, he stressed that the pacts represent the prelude to turn the RD into a benchmark in the Caribbean in terms of quality assurance, a fundamental purpose of the administration of President Luis Abinader.

14 years working alliances

Hugo Jose Pirela Martínez, executive director of GCREAS, explained that for 14 years this institution has worked in strategic alliances with around 14 countries and has achieved the international standards in force in the Washington Accord.

Omar Segura, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the UASD, indicated that the support of Mescyt has been of extreme dimensions to achieve the accreditation of its engineering programs, which he described as a dream come true for this academy and its sister universities.

The Regional Engineering Accreditation System for the Greater Caribbean is a private, international, non-profit entity, made up of professional engineering colleges and associations, private sector employer organizations, public and private institutions of higher learning, national accreditation organizations and government agencies of higher education in the country, with a regional character and multilingual nature.

University rectors José A. Hazim, Marilyn Díaz Pérez, Wandy Ramírez, Odille Camilo and Sergio de la Cruz were present, as well as Omar Segura, dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the UASD.


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