Higher education has become globalized just as the world has become fully globalized. This presents both tremendous challenges as well as opportunities to individuals globally, regardless of their current location and nationality.
In this context, higher education is clearly the key to the skills and competitive advantage that are needed to succeed and achieve one’s full potential in terms of academic excellence, knowledge, and professional goals.
Over the past 10 years, a number of institutions have become active in the area of online / distance education, first in the United States and now globally. Online education has become a crowded field in which even the pioneers (e.g. University of Phoenix) are struggling. Many institutions have already ceased operations while substandard and unregulated institutions continue to create doubt as to the legitimacy of online education. There are also concerns that the quality of the online programs offered by accredited and established institutions is declining.
Apart of the issue of legality and recognition, the matter of affordability remains a major concern, coupled with ongoing questions about the quality and value of the education offered by many institutions, including accredited ones.
EUCLID stands apart for a number of compelling reasons:
|It is the only global (multi-continental) and multi-disciplinary treaty-based university in the world. Its charter is published by the United Nations and EUCLID is listed in the UNESCO IAU WHED system.||Comment: While there are a few other multilateral and treaty-based institutions (such as UCAsia and ESAMI), EUCLID is the only treaty-based institution with (1) a UN published charter (2) a .int domain (3) Participating States across 4 continents, and (4) multi-disciplinary mandate.|
|It is a public institution, operating under public international law (validation under Article 102 of the UN Charter), with an assurance of long-term stability and official support. EUCLID is one of the world’s most affordable institutions at USD145/EUR125 per credit hour.||Comment: public institutions are generally most affordable and rarely disappear, thus giving the assurance of long-term stability to students and alumni.|
|It trains, by mandate, governmental officials from around the world, which ensures a highly influential alumni network.||Comment: EUCLID alumni and students include successful, high-level officials in various governments and international organizations, including at the ambassador and minister level.|
|Its academic standards are rigorous and aim at helping students master the arts of writing world-class academic and professional papers.||Comment: unlike many institutions that fail to emphasize excellence in academic formatting and critical thinking, EUCLID provides extensive training on the use of templates, rules of style, logical flow, use of structuring headers, mode of referencing, etc.|
|Its degree programs are highly specialized and practical, documented with complete syllabus and a best-of-class LMS platform.||Comment: applicants who so request will be given a tour of the LMS platform and a printout of the syllabus of all courses to be included in their degree roadmap.|
|EUCLID enjoys a remarkable level of memberships and partnerships (including with other intergovernmental organizations) that is among the world’s most impressive.||Comment: memberships and partnerships include: AAU, IAUP, GUNI, GRLI, UN PRME, ECOWAS, ICCIA, IsDB, CAFRAD, etc.|
|EUCLID was ranked #1 for its flagship MBA program and among the world’s Top 50 institutions on the GPA ranking scale. EUCLID is also ranked by Webometrics (although EUCLID’s multi-site approach is not well suited for this approach).||Comment: see reports at http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/ ; http://www.top50universities.org/ ; http://www.webometrics.info/en|
|EUCLID has a truly global and highly dedicated network of faculty members who provide personal and interactive attention to each student.||Comment: students from other institutions often complain about the lack of responsiveness and face-to-face time or interaction time. EUCLID’s academic methodology ensures positive interactions and each course is capped with a 35-45 minutes oral examination (using Skype) and interaction.|