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The Islamic Online University (IOU) is now an approved member institution of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). 
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today, the ICDE is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, with members from 60 countries representing every continent.
ICDE is a non-governmental organization supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. ICDE works together with UNESCO in the service of international cooperation and development since 1967. This status grants ICDE’s members a voice at UNESCO.
ICDE membership brings access to an established network of 150 institutions and organizations worldwide, representing over 60 countries, and responsible for educating up to 10% of the world’s student population. The network is unique in its north-south focus, and due to its consultative partner status with UNESCO, and close relations with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. 
Membership of ICDE will allow IOU to raise its profile internationally, and provides a platform for the dissemination of information relating to events, initiatives and research, inshaAllah.
The IOU membership can be verified here.