The UNESCO Portal to Recognized Higher Education Institutions offers access to online information on higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities in participating countries. The Portal provides students, employers and other interested parties with access to authoritative and up-to-date information on the status of higher education institutions and quality assurance in these countries. The country information on this portal is managed and updated by relevant authorities in participating countries. More information on the national processes for recognizing or otherwise sanctioning institutions is available on the country pages. The portal was developed in response to requests by UNESCO Member States.