Is European University Accredited??

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by meansgood, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. maresme82

    maresme82 New Member

    I dont believe you that you are just a student at EU. The accreditation you were talking about before was announced on Nov 25th 2009, just the same day it was published on the European University homepage as you can see here:

    furhtermore the same day in this forum there were quite similar news:

    So why would a student, especially one that already has a great job ahead of him, be so interested to post the news just a few hours after it was announced on the uni's homepage on every university forum? Furthermore you don't say that those are news, that they got accredited that same day.
    So everyone in this forum should be careful with the opinion of this person and consider how much truth and how much own interest might be there behind. (doesn´t matter if he is a student or an employee). I attended this university and what I can say is that for what you pay (more than 5000€ per semester) one should expect a lot more and more honesty and transparency in general would also be nice.
  2. Grover Loving

    Grover Loving New Member

    European University

    Strangely absent from the homepage of the European University is the name of its original founder, the Belgian conman Xavier Nieberding. His leadership is a chapter this institution would very much like to forget. Xavier Nieberding founded the European University in 1973 as his personal get-rich-quick scheme. Give us your money and we will give a piece of paper that we shall call "a diploma" that has no academic value whatsoever and isn't even worth the paper it's written on. The people who fell for this con were mostly students from Third World countries like India and Indonesia who, when they heard the terms "European" and "University" mistakenly believed that they were investing their money in a prestigious academic institution. Instead, conman Nieberding had simply chosen a catchy phrase that's completely in the public domain. Students were put through a series of pseudo-lectures that had nothing to do with the real business world but instead provided the cover to give the appearance of study so that their gullible third world parents could be separated from the last of their savings. Ever the sly conartist Mr. Nieberding cleverly succeeded in talking several lower institutions at the other end of the planet who had never heard of him into exchanging credits and classes. Unknowingly, these institutions provided Nieberding with the much-needed superficial appearance of legitimacy. The con was so successful that the business was franchised out to others who opened up "campuses" of their own in different cities all across Europe. Nieberding collected from them as well. As time passed by, however, word got out and no credible academic institution wanted anything to do with him. Eventually, he was kicked out of various academic institutions such as the A.A.C.S.B. (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) when the number of complains about the European University grew simply to big to ignore. Nieberding and his underlings continued to make false claims that they were still the member they had once been. And as long as the money kept coming in from gullible Third World students like India and Indonesia, his operation continued to make a profit very much at the cost of those who had been tricked into sending their children there. By 1997, the Belgian school authorities had received so many complaints that the Belgian Parliament stepped in and held hearings. Xavier Nieberding immediately fled to Switzerland where he is suspected of having secretly transported large sums of money to avoid paying his full share of taxes. The multitude of complaints and grievances brought before the Parliament was so serious that the Belgian authorities decided to make use of a little known Belgian law, and, as an official act of Congress, took the school away from him. Xavier Nieberding was forced to resign and the European University was given a new management. And ever since then Xavier Nieberding has become the laughing stock of the Belgian educationary system. His dream of ruling over an empire of schools shattered by an official act of Congress, Xavier Nieberding's sphere of influence is now confined to the European University's former headquarters situated at Jacob Jordaenstraat 77, Antwerp, Belgium, where the single school he allowed to run is today known as the rather insignificant "International School of Management" and also as "The International Management Institute". No serious scholar of business would want to waste their time there. As soon as the new management of his other campuses still operating under the name "European University" discovered that the personnel of the various academic institutions they had once been kicked out of had changed, they simply reapplied and reinstated a new membership with a new personnel that knew nothing of this applicant's ugly and deceitful history. Because its practice of making false and misleading statements unfortunately continues to this day, prospective students contacting the European University are advised to verify any of the claims that they make directly. Contact the institutions that the European University claims to be "a member of" or "in touch with" in person any verify anything that they claim to be with directly with whomever they claim it to be with. Obtaining payments and fees on the basis of deliberately false and misleading statements is fraud and those who perpetrate it can be criminally prosecuted for it. Whatever (for lack of a better term) "diploma" they issue still has no value whatsoever. Neither academic, nor in the real business world, where this institution and anyone showing up with a phony pseudo-degree from them is simply considered a pathetic joke.

    A few links with more info:

    VLAAMSE RAAD - Flemish Council
    At this link, on page 1058, the Flemish Council (Vlaamse Raad) discusses the European University's "illegal competition"
    by which they promise and sell authentic academic degrees
    but merely deliver a piece of paper not worth the paper its written on
    with no academic credit or recognition whatsoever.

    At this link, a Dutch book is being sold that alleges Nieberding has "mafia-like" connections
    that allegedly even reach into the Vatican.

    LENGLEZ SERGE European University. De ondergang van een diplomafabriek


    And to all those dumb enough to fall for Nieberding's scheme
    here are a few institutions where you can get your fake degree
    for a lot less money...

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    You can use this Internet translation engine to translate from Dutch into English


    Alternatively, google for "Google Translate"
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  3. matt2

    matt2 New Member

  4. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome - Great catch, Matt.
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  5. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    Is this University accredited by any Government?
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    If you look at sandra's posting history it seems clear that she's only interested in promoting degree mills.
  7. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    I asked whether this university is accredited by any Government...

    And you are saying that I am interested in promoting degree mills...

    Is there any relation to my question and your answer?
  8. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    If Sandra wants her post to be taken seriously she should list her degrees and other relevant information since she has no posting history that makes her legit. Jusy my $0.02.
  9. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    All your posts have been on schools that work in the grey......tell us about stated above.
  10. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    Ahh..Is this mandatory to have a degree to post in this forum?

    I was not aware of that.
  11. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Not at all - lots of people come to this site looking for degree programs to meet their needs and many members respond with recommendations. But if you let us know about yourself it would enhance your credibility. There is also a veriety of non-degree seekers who post including education regulators (one of whome regulates which academic institutions are legal in his state), journalists, and faculty members.
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  12. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    Yes. You are right. But is this good to accuse a person without even seeing what she is saying. I said UNEM is accredited. And I am accused of promoting degree mill.
  13. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    I understand that.. But people should welcome newbies instead of trying to send them away!
  14. Mohammed

    Mohammed New Member

    From my understanding it draws its degree authorization from a Swiss Canton and it is accredited by the ACBSP, a recognized accreditation agency in the US.
  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Most newbies are welcome. Not all.
  16. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

  17. matt2

    matt2 New Member

    European University has recently achieved IQA Accreditation from CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association). CEEMAN
  18. alex022

    alex022 New Member

    CEEMAN - yet another accreditation scam

    This is yet another accreditation scam, that in exchange for a couple of thousands euros a year, will give you a 'quality' certification.
    European University is at its best in claiming recognition from dubious organizations.
    The only one that should count, from the Swiss education authorities- well, that is missing and will probably never be obtained.
    So-called cantons recognition is an intelectual fraud - is simply says that the rooms are properly protected against fire, etc, etc nothing to to with education.
    Google Dirk Craen on the Belgian version (french) and you will find out the true story of the conmen who created and now are running this diploma - and Swiss visa/passport - scam.
  19. imnotadoctor

    imnotadoctor New Member

    Avoid If Possible

    I unfortunately have studied (if you want to call it that) at EU & with this post would like to prevent you form making the same mistake I made.

    Firstly I'd like to say that all the above posts are 100% true. Academically EU cannot be called a university its standard is at best equal to GCSE standards if not easier in some subjects. The exams are in most cases multiple choice, with questions like "did Bono invent business ethics" or "what does a art designer wear" and in one paper you actually got 2 marks if you wrote your name correctly..I'm not joking. There is absolutely no practical application to the material they teach, all you do is simply memorise what they tell you to pass the exam but you have no clue how this could apply to the real world.

    With Regard to the atmosphere, EU does not provide accommodation on campus, nor does it offer parking, if you decide to have a car to drive from your apartment to the campus the parking will cost you at least 15 euro a day. The campus in Montreux for example doesn't have a coffee machine nor a snack machine or any canteen in the sort. No learning areas are provided apart form a small computer room which all the students should use. Getting accepted isn't a question as long as you pay the fees, I wasn't even asked to present my final school grades so basically you don't even have to go to school to study here. Students are mostly unmotivated and don't care mostly because their parents force them to study against there will, in come cases so that they can get a Swiss passport after enough years of residency.

    The entire EU organisation is profit orientated. Students are made to pay to print from the EU computers, they tried to charge the football team for the kits, and no investments are made into the facility. The chairs are old and unfordable and projectors don't work. Students are also made to buy books for all their subjects, which are almost never and in some cases never used which cost up to 150 euro a piece.

    To conclude if you want a university experience and want to get a good education rather than wasting your time for three years, don't go to this place which despite everything i've mentioned still costs 10,000 euro per semester. Furthermore from what I have read above it isn't even accredited, and if you read about it's founder the original campus had to be closed because they where basically exchanging useless ''diplomas'' for cash.
  20. matt2

    matt2 New Member

    The question is whether the EU is accredited, and the answer is yes. The recognized accreditation comes from programmatic accreditors ACBSP and IACBE in the US, and IQA accreditation from CEEMAN in Europe. In dragging up an old thread that has already been addressed, it appears both posters (new) above have an axe to grind with EU. Calling established bona fide accreditating associations "dubious" and a "scam" is uncalled for and ludicrous at best and scandalous at worst.

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