Message from the Director of Academics, Dr Didier Delaval
“…We intend to become the world’s most prominent Industry-focused, Internationally Accredited Professional Training & Executive Education Solutions Provider…”
– EIU President –
Despite drastic mushrooming of private colleges and universities in the past few decades, the higher education space remains one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. According to some sources, the higher education industry is far bigger than even the most promising IT industry.
This growth is seen to be significantly larger in emerging markets and developing countries, where higher education experience and qualification are seen to be the tool to reengineer (reconstruct) today’s knowledge societies and make the world an even better place to live.
There is no denying that the world is now engulfed in a global academic revolution, and university degrees and diplomas are key to making an impact in the knowledge society one lives in. This explains why increasing numbers of people seek to obtain higher education qualifications.
UNESCO estimates that there were 150 million students enrolled in tertiary education globally in 2007, an increase of 53% since the year 2000. This figure is expected to grow into 300 Million students by 2021. Hence, it is clear that the public sector alone can no longer respond to the growing demands for university education. As a result, this has given rise to many private higher education providers such as the European International University (EIU) – Paris.
The European International University (EIU) – Paris, has been established as a direct response to the demands and needs of professionals worldwide, for progressive, most innovative higher education solutions that are directly linked or tied to the industry, consequently enabling EIU to deliver meaningful learning experiences that are relevant to the global job market.
At EIU, we believe in providing higher education that could be accessed from ANYWHERE, at ANYTIME, and AFFORDABLY. We accomplish this through the optimal and seamless integration of latest technology into our enrollment and admissions processes, delivery of learning, administration of assessment tasks, reporting of evaluation results, and facilitation of two-way communication among students, faculty, and members of the administrative staff.
EIU courses and programmes are broadly divided into two main categories:
- Professional Training under which one could study and get certified on more than 300 industry-specific short courses aimed at personal and professional development. The courses could be accessed and completed from anywhere, at anytime, affordably. Apart from the industry-specific short courses, EIU also offers diverse-specialization Professional Certification, Advanced Professional Certification, and Executive Diploma programmes, as well as its own unique Master Trainer Certification programme.
- Executive Education under which the most sought after professional qualifications, i.e., the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 15 different specializations, and the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) are offered.
About the issue of affordability
many are of the opinion and false belief that an expensive higher education is akin to high quality programme and degree qualification. Hence a lot of students pay huge amounts of money for their higher education pursuit, with little or no prospects for return on investment (ROI) whatsoever.
We at EIU, on the contrary, believe that spending on higher education is akin to investing – and hence every student deserves and has a right to benefit from the investment in the form of financial gains after completion of their higher education degrees or professional certifications. In other words, spending on higher education (or executive education) is not just an expense, it should be considered as an investment with potential for “return on investment”.
Unlike popular notions, we believe that affordable pricing structure does NOT necessarily mean lower quality of programmes or degree qualifications. As explained earlier, we at EIU believe in the optimal and seamless integration of latest technology into our higher education operations and processes, consequently keeping our business lean, and our operational costs significantly lower.
As such, we are able to ensure the delivery of uncompromised high quality programmes at significantly affordable fees, compared to those of many other universities worldwide, including distance or online learning providers.
To further ensure that EIU upholds and delivers unquestionably high quality professional training courses and executive education programmes, we engage in on-going quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) exercises called INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION, which is undertaken and supervised by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities, better known as ASIC, United Kingdom – a U.K. government recognized international accreditation body.
Every aspect of EIU operational services and deliverables are constantly scrutinized and evaluated to ensure alignment with the mission and vision of EIU to uphold the highest quality of higher education and professional training provision to students worldwide.
Hence, EIU intends to champion the task of making professional training and executive education more affordable and accessible for deserving scholars and professionals, while keeping delivery of high quality educational experiences, in-tact. This is the PROMISE OF EIU.
As you embark on your most affordable, yet undeniably high quality learning and development experience, we wish you the very BEST!
Remember, for any learning to become successful, the learner MUST take an active role in the learning process, and actively engage in the process of critical and creative thinking, while constructing and re-constructing existing ideas, concepts, and worldviews.
“…We at EIU, wish to create innovators of ideas, not mere reflectors of other people’s ideas…”
– EIU President-