Since its inception, IACA has been recognized by numerous international bodies and other fora for its work in the area of anti-corruption and compliance education and capacity-building.

Most recently, IACA’s anti-corruption capacity-building activities and specialized curricula are, along with those of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), explicitly noted with appreciation in Resolution 35/25 of the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly, adopted on 23 June 2017, in recognizing that the negative impact of corruption on human rights and sustainable development can be addressed and prevented through anti-corruption education.

In addition, UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/71/208, adopted on 19 December 2016, mentions IACA as a centre of excellence in Operative Paragraph 65.

The Academy also received explicit tribute in two United Nations resolutions in 2015. Resolution 29/11 of the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly, adopted on 2 July 2015, explicitly noted with appreciation the education and capacity-building activities of IACA and the UNODC.

Similarly, in November 2015 IACA’s work also received explicit tribute in Resolution 6/10 adopted by the sixth Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on “Education and training in the context of anti-corruption”.

On the occasion of the organization’s fourth Assembly of Parties in December 2015, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, delivered a video message acknowledging IACA’s work and achievements.

A full list of resolutions referring to IACA is available below.


Academic Recognition

IACA is recognized by the Republic of Austria (the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, acting in its capacity as ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA) as an institution of post-secondary education (in accordance with art. 51 para. 2 subpara. 1 of the Universities Act 2002 – UG, BGBl. I no. 120/2002, and art. 4 para. 4 of the Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act – FHStG, BGBl. no. 340/1993, as amended). Its programmes and their final diplomas are recognized in the sense of the (EU's) “Bologna Process".

In addition to the Bologna process, IACA’s programmes have also been recognized by, inter alia:

the Indian Government, which acknowledged IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) – together with long-term training programmes of Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Cambridge universities – as being recognized and supported under the Government’s Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme, and

the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes the MACS on its list of approved programmes. This means that MACS students who are US veterans are eligible to have their programme fee paid, in full or in part, by the US Government.