New partnership with respected American university

European-based degrees from a respected American educator will be validated by London’s University of Roehampton following the confirmation of a new partnership between the two organisations.

Posted: 17 July 2014

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Schiller International University President, Manuel Alonso with University of Roehampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul O'Prey

Schiller International University is based in Florida, but has campuses in Heidelberg, Paris and Madrid. It has been keen for its students in the three cities to receive a degree validated by a Europe-based university.

The partnership means students will continue to learn in Schiller classrooms, but will have the benefit of a degree validated by Roehampton, a recognised English university with heritage dating back to the 1840s.

Professor Paul O’Prey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, said: “I’m pleased to say that from this September, Schiller students in France, Spain and Germany will become part of the growing cohort of students who will be joining the European workforce with a University of Roehampton degree.

“Our agreement with Schiller is one of a number of examples of how we have become more entrepreneurial in our activities in order to grow and diversify our income. This allows us to continue to invest in ensuring the excellence of the experience we provide for our students here in London”.

A spokesman for Schiller International University said: “This collaboration will expand the scope of geographic recognition of Schiller students’ credentials, by opening doors to enhanced opportunities for advanced study and employment beyond the United States to the United Kingdom, and to 45 European countries.

“In addition to expanding access to further academic and employment opportunities, pursuing a Roehampton-validated degree will give students the enriching academic experience of preparing a dissertation. This aspect will further enable Schiller students to be competitive among their European peers.”

All of Schiller International University’s programmes are currently accredited under the ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools) in the USA.

Roehampton will validate degree schemes in the business, international relations and tourism and hospitality.

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