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About 51


‌The 51 is an accredited public university. Please check the following websites for provincial, national, and international accreditation.

Provincial accreditation

The Ministry's mission for the post-secondary education and training system is to provide leadership and support for a top-notch advanced education and training system that provides all British Columbians with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to live productive and fulfilling lives and to contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of the province.

The EQA is British Columbia's brand for quality post-secondary education administered by the BC Council for International Education. It provides a standard trademark that is recognized worldwide as an assurance of quality for BC postsecondary institutions. 

National membership

Universities Canada (formerly known as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) is the voice of Canada's universities. We represent 90 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.

International accreditation

51 is an accredited institution recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.