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WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA – Department of Sociology is a collective member of the International Sociology Association (ISA) based in Madrid- Spain The ISA was founded in 1949 under UNESCO and it has about 4,500 individual and 45 collective members, hailing from 167 countries. Its purpose is to "represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion" and its objective is to "advance sociological knowledge throughout the world". Along with the Institut International de Sociologie (IIS), it is seen as a world leading international sociological organization. ISA is a member of the International Social Science Council with the status of the Non-Governmental Organization in formal associate relations with UNESCO and special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.



WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA – Chairman of the Department of Sociology is also a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) based in Paris-France. ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association that aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication on European issues, and to give sociology a voice in European affairs. ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 2000 members. It was established in 1992, Europe is in the midst of massive changes, including the transformations in east and central Europe and the increasing integration of the European Union. Sociology has much to contribute to European level debates and developments. The ESA has an important role to play in organizing the European debate and setting the agenda.



WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA- Faculty of Physical Education & Martial Arts is now an associate member with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education .(ICSSPE) based in Berlin, Germany. , ICSSPE serves as a permanent advisory body to UNESCO and regularly conducts research and other projects on behalf of this United Nations agency. ICSSPE has a long tradition of co-operation with the world’s leading sport body. The IOC and ICSSPE have recently agreed to update their existing agreement and to work even more closely in the future. ICSSPE collaborate with the WHO in the area of physical activity and health promotion. ICSSPE maintain close links through ex-officio representation on each other’s Boards and co-operate in various areas of common interest.



WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA is a member of the “Organization International Para La Integracion Y Calidad Educativa (OIICE)” Peru, South America.It is an international non-governmental non-profit organization, established in order to promote the adoption of standards for Quality Education, to get the education and development of democratic access to the same fairness and harmony through the transmission of knowledge that are a priority in the Ibero-on the basis of the claim that knowledge is crucial for the progress of the countries that make up that community.



WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA is a member of the Association of International Colleges in Technical Education (AICTE). WCU courses in Engineering & Technology are accredited by Distance Education College (DEC) that has consultative status with UNESCO. AICTE is a self accredited distance education council. The AICTE has been taking various initiatives to maintain the standards of the Distance Education in the Country. AICTE institutions serve thousand of students around the globe, primarily adult learners pursuing their education while employed, with about 40% receiving tuition assistance from their employer. Post Secondary and college students are in their 30s, approximately half are female, and complete their programs at a rate (approximately 70%) above traditional college students.


ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERHIP: WCU or its President are members of the following Educational organizations:


Association of International Educators (NAFSA)


European Association for International Education (EAIE)


American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation (AAHEA)


Global System of Education (GES)


International Academy of Science (IAS)


Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, founded by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


Virginia Society Technology in Education