In a statement, the University of Wales, Lampeter said, 'An article in The Times suggests that the University of Wales validates the EIHS. This is incorrect.
'When approached by EIHS some 18 months ago, the University gave very careful consideration to the request to accredit courses.
'The university made careful inquiries before approving this request and found no evidence that the EIHS was conducted improperly or that academic standards were inappropriate for accreditation.
'The article in The Times comments that courses at EIHS are 'influenced' by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, recently allowed by the British Government to visit Britain and speak publicly.
If there were any evidence that EIHS is indeed 'linked to terrorism' or is otherwise improperly conducted, the university would, of course, review the situation.'
'This university does, indeed, have a successful and highly regarded validation operation but the EIHS is not one of our validated institutions,' the spokesperson said.
The University of Wales Lampeter last night said it had withdrawn accreditation for courses at the EIHS after an investigation of academic standards.
But EIHS principal Dr Kadhem al-Rawi said the institute, based in a country house, had a very strong academic record.