It is precisely for this reason that international UNC degrees are not recognized in Germany. There's a backstory, of course. In 2008 two Germans, Nandana Nielsen and Karl Nielsen, opened a campus of NCU's International School of Psychology in Berlin. Incidentally, both were members of the Evaluator Committee of Wilfredo J. Baez's dissertation. Relatively quickly, there were voices in the German academic world that questioned the academic quality of these educational offers. There were also reports in German media. The first article I know is in a niche magazine that is renowned in its field and deals with further training in business. I was able to find this article again. It's in German, of course, so here's the Google translation: https://www-managerseminare-de.translate.goog/ms_Artikel/Dr-Coach-und-Dr-NLP-aus-Nicaragua-Undurchsichtige-Rechtslage,168293?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en After that, there were also a few other articles in more mainstream publications, but unfortunately, I can no longer find them using Google. This could be due to the fact that most German newspapers have their archives behind paywalls. The article I mentioned, of course, doesn't say how it all turned out. I only know this part of the story from a friend who works at a German university in the field of psychology. So you could say that is hear-say. The article says that German authorities were at a loss regarding the issue of the recognition of these degrees. By the way, the German authority responsible for this is the ZAB. This German abbreviation stands for "Central Office for Foreign Education" and that is the authority behind Anabin. To solve the recognition problem, the ZAB commissioned several peer reviews of published NCU Ph.D. dissertations. The result is said to have been disastrous. As a result, the ZAB decided that not only the degrees of the UCN International School of Psychology are not recognized in Germany, but also all other degrees awarded by UCN in similar partnerships. For the ZAB, the result of these peer reviews was proof that the NCU did not check the educational quality of the partner institutes in any way. As I said, I only know this part of the story through a friend, but when I look at Wilfredo J. Baez's dissertation, it seems extremely plausible to me. In addition, the following sentence on UCN can be found at Anabin: "The branch offices operated by the UCN in Germany and Austria do not meet the local requirements and academic standards of a university institution." How can the German authorities know this, if not through the aforementioned peer reviews?