Our partners

Over the past twenty years, we have built strong relationships with a wide range of educational, industrial and governmental establishments. Find out who some of these IU partners are, and contact us if you want to become an IU partner as well.

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With more than 100,000 students, we are the fastest growing university in Europe and the largest state-recognised university in Germany.

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We have developed the largest integrated global degree and non degree portfolio that promotes future skills in a stackable fashion.

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Our partners

From academic institutions, reknown companies, distribution partners to goverments, we’ve helped many partners across the world reach their goals.

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Goverment of Guyana

The Government of Guyana, through the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL), is committed to investing in the advancement of its human resources. As Guyana forges ahead in the oil and gas industry, now more than ever, we need to inculcate in our labour force - the critical skillsets to develop the nation.

Partnering with IU is a significant step in this investment journey. With the range of technological, engineering, and other economy driven programs offered by IU, many Guyanese and ultimately the nation will benefit significantly from quality education which will provide our students with the best possible start to their careers. 

Dr. Jacob Opadeyi, GOAL's Director

upGrad

upGrad believes global education can fuel economic vitality while addressing real-world challenges by providing practical solutions. This can happen only when we consider pivoting towards innovations in learning.

Our collaboration with IU is a step towards the same. Through a range of advanced courses offered by IU, we are confident that the Indian students, equipped with enhanced employability skills, can genuinely be a part of Industry 4.0.

Ronnie Screwvala, Chairperson & Co-Founder upGrad

Deutsche Bahn (DB)

At DB, we believe in an inclusive learning ecosystem and want to address an important target group in the DB Group with the Bachelor's programme - motivated professionals who want to develop themselves further. The combination of theory and practice, coupled with self-directed learning, is a crucial factor for success. We are pleased to be able to offer this innovative programme together with the IU. 

Melanie Krüger, Head of Strategic Human Resources Development and Junior Staff Principles (HDN) at DB

Salesforce

Education is anchored in our corporate philosophy and is part of attracting and promoting employees. That is why theory and practice must go hand in hand.

With the Master's programme, we guarantee state-of-the-art education coupled with the excellence of the IU International University.

Florian Michel, Director COO Office Central Europe of Salesforce


Education partners

  • Gururo is the growing industry leader in practical courses across various streams, helping people acquire the skills they need to thrive in leadership positions. They partner with universities, organisations, and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.

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  • upGrad is South Asia´s largest online higher edtech company offering 100+ courses in collaboration with top-notch global universities like Duke Corporate Education (US), Michigan State University (US), IIM Kozhikode (India), and others. Founded in 2015, the international edtech leader has impacted over1 million total registered learners from over 50+ countries across the world.

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  • IU is now an Institutional Member of the United States Distance Learning Association! Established in 1987 in Washington DC, the USDLA was the first of its kind to support distance learning research, development and praxis across all areas of education, training and communications. It offers a huge amount of distance learning-related information in order to benefit both institutions and the general public.

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  • Global Pathways College (GPC) is part of the multinational Knowledgucate Group of Institutions. Knowledgucate owns and operates a chain of playschools, K-12 schools, Pre University Colleges, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree colleges. It also owns and operates educational institutions in the UAE and the United Kingdom as well as offering programmes in the Online space.

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  • „For 20 years now, we have been carrying out a dual degree with Bad Honnef (IU). All these years at Haaga-Helia we have been positively surprised and happy about the high quality of students coming from Bad Honnef. They are always among the best in their class and show a sign of young professionalism and entrepreneurial attitude in their studies.“

    Ari Björkqvist, Head of Education Export

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  • It is true pleasure for me to welcome the professional alliance between Golden Gate College and IU Applied Science in promoting our mutual interest in education and business. We all now witness the rapid changes in technology and business management during these unprecedented time. The coming years will be more challenging. The development of Communication technologies, education, and logistics will grow faster than we might think. In the light of the current development, It becomes more essential to embrace more efficient approach to science, Business and education.

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  • IU and Britts Imperial University College (BIUC), UAE have joined forces to embark on an education partnership that facilitates campus transfers for students in the fields Business & Management, Engineering Management, AI & Data Science, Computer Science, Healthcare, Sport and Events Management. This Partnership will enable students from all around the globe currently studying at BIUC’s Sharjah campus in the UAE to proceed and further their studies in Germany at IU Campuses and earn a globally recognized degree from IU, Germany.

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  • Acelot Academy is an Institute dedicated to offer AI Powered Career Solutions from Youth till Retirement. Solutions are custom designed for Individuals and corporates as per their scientifically derived needs and evaluated by experts. Making available high quality, international standard, practical oriented education to students is the key need to help students attain their dreams. The courses from IU in Data Science and IT, Business Management and Engineering & Technology, Marketing for both under grad and post grad students is a strong step in this direction.

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  • Robinson Business School, Yangon (RBS) “Education for Business Leaders” Robinson Business School was founded by a group of successful business leaders, academic professionals and highly motivated educators around Asia Pacific, to provide high standard internationally recognized business qualifications and real life business experience and knowledge to our students in Myanmar. Our primary objective is to groom and mentor the next generation of business managers and leaders in Myanmar equipped with skills to analyze and solve real-world business challenges of today.

  • Konnexion360 is a 360 degree learning provider. We offer a vary of study field aligning with newest technology and innovation of learning module. AI technology is integrated to the learning platform. The performance of learing path will be tracked by AI along with the expertise of each field. We also integrate medical procedure to your learning path to enhance the power of your brain function; we will unlock the brain and gain the power. 

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  • AbroadAssist is an application platform for students around the world to apply for study programs abroad and migration support services such visa application, accommodation arrangement, bank and insurance application and other student related services. Students can apply to over 1000 study programs abroad including language program, preparation course, short courses, semester exchange and degree programs at leading institutions on the portal. Besides simplifying international student's application process, AbroadAssist also assist and provides its students scholarships and financial aids for studying abroad. 

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  • Global Education (GETdegree) is a subsidiary of Global Challenge; a community of adventurous, faith filled, creative and professional people who, after travelling the globe, established a growing community in the small surf capital of Africa – Jeffreys bay (South Africa). As an official partner to the IU, Global Education can now extend the development of African leaders to tertiary fields of study. We provide personalised support in the students study journey with ongoing opportunities to develop a leadership profile within an African and Global context. We embrace disruptive technological change with a grounded ethical character!

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  • Newton School is an online Computer Science education platform that aims to train aspiring software developers and give them the right push to help them get placed in the top-notch companies with great packages. We are set on enriching diverse minds with the best quality knowledge and skills, irrespective of their social, financial and educational demographics.

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  • Education Partnerships UK is an innovative company working with British Awarding Organisations, Colleges and Universities to provide qualifications and accreditation for our national and international clients. They offer academic collaborations and joint delivery for courses and programmes. Internationally recognised Accredited Career and Sustainable Excellence Licensed Programmes. These not only increase employability and job performance but make substantial social and environmental impacts.

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  • "Management Development Institute (MDi) is proud to partner with IU to make high-quality German degrees available and affordable for students and professionals across Pakistan regardless of their location or income. MDi Business School has a long track record of offering international Bachelors and Masters degrees in collaboration with world-class universities to students in Pakistan since 2004. Our business school graduates work in some of the best-known organizations in the corporate, development and public sectors in Pakistan as well as internationally in the Middle East, Europe, UK, USA, Canada and Australia. MDi also maintains strong links with industry and offers a variety of executive and organizational development services via its Training and Consulting division to organizations across Pakistan and the region."

    Asad Zaidi, Chief Executive Officer

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  • Daya Budi Sejahtera Sdn. Bhd (DBS) has a well-established and extensive educational, business and community network in the Asia Pacific Region. DBS endeavours to provide world class skills competency frameworks, edutech, industry skill-based and employability programs for individuals, tertiary institutions, peak professional bodies, industries, and government agencies. DBS programs support, upskill, cross skill, re-skill and inspire people across Asia to achieve human capital development whilst tackling national skills shortages and improving economies and societies.

  • Intellipaat is the leading ed-tech company offering 150+ Courses in collaboration with top global universities like IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, University of Essex, University of Liverpool, Belhaven University, MNIT Jaipur, and others. It has more than 1.2 million learners from 155+ countries and multiple fortune 500 companies as clientele like Nasdaq, Société Générale, etc.

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  • Maverick Business Academy London (MBA London), a multiple award-winning entity headquartered in Ruislip London UK is the official educational enterprise of HALI Management UAE whose presence dates to 2012 offering innovative, economical, and out of the box educational and training solutions to students, working professionals and entrepreneurs across GCC, MENA, India & other Southeast Asian regions till date. 

    MBA London a revered & reliable brand in the Transnational Education Sector specializes in developing and delivering world class accredited Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters, PhD’s, DBA’s & European Professional Doctorate (EPD-EU) in cooperation with our Top Ranked Partner Universities in UK, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and other EU Nations to students & clients over 20+ countries at fraction of a cost.

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  • Caplora International College is part of Caplora Education Group, Caplora owns Online k-12 school in East Africa. Our partnership with IU offers our students the opportunity to earn international degrees and flexibility in their studies. As a college, we are focused on ensuring our students are given relevant workforce skills and they can participate in the global economy.

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  • "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success, we as zenku have always been delighted to partner with IU in a bid to help prospective students worldwide secure a better future even beyond their studies"

    Ian Ndwiga Designation, Director

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  • ETMasterclass is an initiative of The Economic Times established to disseminate knowledge, experiences and expertise to assist working professionals. They offer a diverse portfolio of process-oriented training programs - in leadership & management, marketing, finance, business operations, and many more - to brush up skills and develop the strategic edge that the industry demands. Their hands-on experiential training is aimed for professionals to manage their on-the-job challenges and accelerate their performance and organisational growth. 

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  • Wolo is a fully Ghanaian owned business with an e-learning platform, designed to deliver affordable education and training with the use of digital tools. We are elated to partner IU to offer access to affordable and quality education to our people. This will expand the frontiers of education and provide them with a new learning experience.
    This partnership provides a framework for, our youth in particular, to engage with the world around them and broaden their knowledge, as well as shape their character and attitude towards innovation and wealth creation based on a value system and entrepreneurial culture.

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  • GoMyCode leverages technology to empower a new generation of people and businesses to thrive in the digital age. GoMyCode was established in 2017 on account of their enthusiasm for the digital world and empowering people, closing the gap between what standard education offers and what the job market demands.
    GoMyCode enables their students through a dynamic and "disruptive" environment for them to build and develop their skills. And they provide the opportunity to learn in exciting fields that are captivating new talents across Africa.

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  • Great Learning, a part of the BYJU'S group, the world’s largest edtech company, is a leading global ed-tech company for professional and higher education. It offers comprehensive, industry-relevant programs across various cutting-edge Technology, Data, and Business domains. Great Learning's programs are developed in collaboration with the world's foremost academic institutions and it provides these programs in a blended and purely online mode, relying on its vast network of expert mentors and highly qualified faculty to deliver an unmatched learning experience for learners the world over. 

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  • Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. We partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals. Based in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore, India, we have helped over two million professionals, and companies across 150+ countries get trained, acquire certifications, and upskill their employees.

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  • DevNation is a Singapore-based EdTech startup (Backed up by Techstars) on the mission to up-skill 100M individuals in the domain of technology by providing them elite tech education, connecting them with top experts for mentorship and helping them land their dream jobs.

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  • Back to 2017 when Pelita started laying the foundations for the establishment of their foundation located in Bandung and focused on the vocational education and training sector, starting with conducting training and certification in the welding and fabrication fields, over time they expanded to carry out training in the following areas: entrepreneurship, Training of Trainers, Development of multimedia-based learning materials, etc. Currently they are also actively conducting entrepreneurship training for young Indonesians to help them become successful entrepreneurs in the future.

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  • Established in 2015, Alumnize is a global educational Institution founded in Vienna with accredited offices in Tunisia, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon. Alumnize is dedicated to design and implement international education strategies and program services. They assure the management of universities, qualification centers and educational institutions to help them upgrade their services and prepare international students and professionals for the global workforce.

    Since 2015, Alumnize has delivered flexible, innovative education programmes to our partners and learners and supported them in achieving their ambitions. They provide a friendly, supportive learning community and offer their students the best opportunities locally and internationally.

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  • Kalbis Institute is a higher education institution located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Their institution focuses on business and technology which is reflected in their schools: School of Business and Communication and School of Computer Science and Design. Three study programs which are Communication, Management, and Accounting are under School of Business and Communication. Whereas Informatics, Information System, and Visual Communication Design study programs are under School of Computer Science and Design. Each study program at Kalbis Institute is equipped with Professional Certifications.

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  • HIGHER Education is a professional education consultant for study abroad that located in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have proven the track record for almost 20 years experiences in the International Education industry starting with the study in Holland and they are expanding their coverage to other countries ; Germany, other European countries, Australia, etc. Their commitment is to put the highest priority on giving services and guidance to clients. By supporting the Indonesian talented and potential candidates to have access and opportunity to the International high quality education to reach their dream is always giving them a great satisfaction. 

  • "Wherever you are, we offer you the opportunity to benefit from high-quality flexible education and a globally recognized degree for an international career"

    Dr.Neil JOMAA, 5E Founder

  • PS BUSINESS SCHOOL as a higher education service provider in Myanmar, is providing global education with the mission to promote quality education by developing competitive and competent future leaders by means of caring youths, promoting entrepreneurship and creating development opportunities for our nationalities and community ethically and socially responsible manner.

    The motto of PS BUSINESS SCHOOL is “Education: Globally Recognized Youth”.

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  • TopEdu Academy aspires to expand the educational opportunities of Arab youth by giving them the best educational options abroad. They believe that shaping today's generations' future will strengthen tomorrow's leaders.

    The collaboration with IU is a step in the stairway of our objectives to help the Arab students in achieving their goals by participating at the advanced courses offered by IU. TopEdu believes that the dream of empowering their students with futuristic and market demand skills has become miles closer than before.

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  • Smart College is established as a leading institution of learning licensed by the Government of the United Kingdom. Smart College is working in the Mena Region starting in 2020. They focused on serving the requirements of the school leaving understudies and working experts the same; those searching for a perceived quality capability presented at helpful timings and exceptionally reasonable charges. The center will be to get elite encounters into the homeroom and join global travel and consultancy into the contributions to widen the understudy’s points of view and application.

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  • Created since 2008 as ISTTI and renamed IUGET, the University Institute of the Tropics-Douala is aligned with Cameroon's 2035 emergence plan, the African Union's Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which hold out great hope in terms of career opportunities despite the high unemployment rate affecting the young population.

    The IUGET is strongly committed to the partnership with the IU University of Applied Sciences - Germany/LSBU (UK) to build up advanced and cutting-edge teaching/learning in the tropics by integrating North-South realities and needs in multiple degree programmes, continuous exchanges of technics and technologies, multi-faceted skills and quality assurance for a sustainable development.

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  • Welcome to the Higher Institute of Technology Sciences, Management and Sustainable Development (ISSTMADD). The ISSTMADD is a large private higher institute which is involved in education and training of young Cameroonian and foreign  subsaharien's students for sustainable development. 

    As Isaac Newton said "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."; we are strongly committed and devoted to the partnership with the IU-Applied Science Germany/LSBU-UK for our common and mutual benefits within a global environment.'' 

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  • The Partnership with the IU/LSBU is a logical continuation of the vision and mission of the group' Armandins. After obtaining an experience of more than fifteen years in the management of kindergarten, primary, secondary and normal education decided to launch in 2016 ISPA (Polytechnic Bilingual and Higher Institute 'LES ARMANDINS').

    It is for the group to establish in Cameroon a large institution capable of providing real and reassuring responses to economic and technological changes in our environment. Thus, the activities of ISPA remain institutionally dedicated to: teaching, training, research and the internationalization of its label through sustainable partnerships.'

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  • "The Higher Institute for Professional Development and Training (HIPDET) is a modern progressive tertiary training institution dedicated to developing professional capacities into young people and assisting them into meaningful careers. The institution was granted accreditation in 2015 as a Vocational training institution by the Ministry of Employment and Vocational training and in 2016 following our contribution in the vocational sector in the country, the institution was accredited as a non-profit private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) by the Ministry of Higher Education."

    Atangche Jean Vingalla, President and Lead Promoter, HIPDET

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  • At Fergus McCormick Corporate Learning they recognize that training and development is a catalyst in engaging lifelong learning, professional growth and organizational effectiveness. They aspire to be the learning and skills development provider of choice. Central to their learning and development, they believe people learn best by doing. In this regard, they provide power learning experiences that have a meaningful and long term impact on people and their careers, inspiring new ways of thinking, building critical capabilities and unleashing business success. The partnership with IU International University of Applied Sciences opens access to world class, affordable, high quality education to their corporate clients and students.

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  • The INSTITUT SUPERIEUR LA PERLE (ISLAPE) by committing itself to higher and professional education in Cameroon and in the whole Central African sub-region keeps a strong motto: "a Training, a Profession"...
    Its firm belief in the partnership with the IU/LSBU is mainly motivated by:

    1. The vision oriented to technical, technological and professional priorities
    2. The openness in the world with regard to the SDGs for a global Education and Development.
      Yes we can!

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Commercial partners

  • Salesforce and IU joined forces to train students in handling the Salesforce Cloud for their professional entry into the workforce. Therefore, Salesforce modules were integrated into various Bachelor and Master programmes.

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  • IU wants to give interested parties the opportunity to receive academic credit after having completed selected Learning Paths on LinkedIn Learning. Those credits can be credited towards a full degree later on and thus shorten the study program.

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Non-Profit organisation partners

  • The Government of Guyana, through the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL), is committed to investing in the advancement of its human resources; and as Guyana forges ahead in the oil and gas industry, now more than ever, we need to inculcate in our labour force - the critical skillsets to develop the nation. Partnering with IU is a significant step in this investment journey. With the range of technological, engineering and other economy driven programmes offered by IU, many Guyanese and ultimately the nation, will benefit greatly from quality education which will provide our students with the best possible start to their careers.

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  • Artsy Africa Academy is joining forces with IU to make affordable education available to everyone. Through the partnership between Artsy Africa Academy and IU, it will be possible for people across Africa, regardless of location and income, to gain an internationally recognized and high-quality degree.

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  • Successful innovation and growth require commitment, consistency, and collaboration. The collaboration between International University of Applied Science (IU) and International Energy Training Centre (IETC) will help to build the bedrock of quality education for Africans at an affordable price. The partnership is created to extend quality education at affordable price to all. IETC is known for its innovative leadership and commitment with the Slogan “Educating Human for Greatness”. IU degrees are hyper-focused, flexible and innovative – Learn with us and be ahead of OTHERS. 

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