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ASU-Cintana Alliance

ASU and its international enablement partner, Cintana Education, are working together to build the ASU-Cintana Alliance. The ASU-Cintana Alliance is a global network of innovative and forward-looking universities working together to bring the best of higher education to every one of their students.

ASU-Cintana Alliance affiliated universities have been carefully selected and now have the opportunity to be “Powered by ASU,” gaining access to coordinated degree programs where students can visit and study with ASU in Tempe, the ability to enroll their students directly in ASU online courses, international exchange programs for students and faculty, and research collaboration opportunities.

Mapúa University campus.

Mapúa University

  Makati City, Philippines

Mapúa University is a premier engineering and technological university in the Philippines. It is one of 7 Philippine Universities included in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Asia University Rankings, has a QS 4-Stars Ranking, and has received ranks in all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking.

Mapua has the most number of engineering programs in the Philippines declared as Centers of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education. It is one the most digitally innovative universities in the country, having received the Highest Digital Activations in Asia Award in 2020-2021 from Cengage, the 2022 Bold Innovator- Skills Transformation Award from Coursera, and the Digital Recognition Award from Wiley.

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Universitas Esa Unggul campus.

Universitas Esa Unggul

  Jakarta, Tangerang and Bekasi, Indonesia

Universitas Esa Unggul has a vision to become a world-class university recognized for high quality, creativity and entrepreneurship. In the last decade, the university has experienced very rapid development, both in terms of research results and community service, and its contributions have been recognized by the international community.

Universitas Esa Unggul is consistently ranked as one of the leading non-public universities in Indonesia. UEU is also known to be a pioneer in establishing innovative programs such as Medical Record Academy (ARM) and the Applied Physiotherapy undergraduate program in Indonesia.

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Galala University

  Suez, Egypt

Galala University was established to be the first-ever comprehensive smart university in Egypt, adhering to the “Fourth Generation Universities” approach, which puts scientific research, local and international jobs requirements, and hands-on experience at the core of its learning strategy. The University’s unique geographic location in Galala City, 700 meters above sea level and only 87 miles (140km) from New Cairo, inspires students’ talent and imagination. Staff and faculty from across the university work collaboratively to provide an outstanding learning experience to GU’s local and international students, ensuring each student graduates with a premier education.

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Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara campus with green trees and buildings.

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

  Guadalajara, Mexico

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara was established in 1935 as the first private university in Mexico and now serves more than 14,000 students. UAG’s medical school was also the first in Mexico and now serves more than 5,000 students, 1,000 of which are from the United States. UAG has the only U.S.-accredited medical school in Mexico, which makes its students eligible for U.S. Department of Education (Title IV) funds. UAG is proud to be deeply Mexican and, at the same time, to emphasize its orientation to international education, at the service of humanity and society through culture, education, science and values. More than 140,000 professionals have graduated from its classrooms. It has, among others, the institutional certification of FIMPES for its academic quality and an official distinction as a Socially Responsible Company. UAG has some of the best educational facilities in the country, including six research institutes and campuses in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Tabasco.

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Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Bilgi University

  Istanbul, Turkey

Founded in 1996, Istanbul Bilgi University (BİLGİ) is one of the first foundation universities of Turkey. It offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 20,000 active students and has 50,000 alumni. It is a comprehensive university with more than 150 programs across various disciplines. It is the first and only institution in the region with candidate status toward US/WASC accreditation, and it is rated 4 stars by QS and has appeared seven years in a row in the QS “Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking." BİLGİ is a reference point for internationality in Turkey, with 550+ international academic agreements, and international students from 100 different countries comprising 10% of the total student body. Its three campuses are located in the heart of Istanbul.

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University of Donja Gorica campus.

University of Donja Gorica

  Podgorica, Montenegro

University of Donja Gorica (UDG) is a unique interdisciplinary institution founded in 2007 and located in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. UDG offers Bachelor, Master and PhD studies and currently has 3,500 students, 12 colleges and more than 40 programs.

Since its founding, UDG has evolved into a unique entrepreneurial university with a strong vision toward increasing access to high-quality education. Its programs are customizable to the individual student while providing a fundamental technical knowledge in core areas, including IT, research, entrepreneurship, communications, as well as a focus on learning multiple languages. By maximizing the exposure students have to a wide range of learning experiences, UDG is becoming a transformational leader in the region.

The university’s primary goal is to awaken its students, an idea which is embodied in UDG motto: “The History of Future.” Starting from the idea and from the UDG developmental vision, UDG develops a special model of studies: instead of classical model S=P+V, our model is S=z∙i 2 (so called ‘Professor’s equation), which develops the idea that life competence of a student depends on knowledge (z), and his/her being (i). UDG also has an “Entrepreneurial Nest” initiative, with 70 positions for student company’s development, and great investments in laboratories for students’ research in area of food technology, environmental protection, high performing computing, artificial intelligence, 3d printing, culture and tourism, economy and management and etc.

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Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, San Pedro campus

Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

  San Jose, Costa Rica

Founded more than 30 years ago, Universidad Latina is the largest private university in Costa Rica with 20,000 students enrolled in 70 programs, five schools and eight campuses. It has more than 110,000 alumni and it is the No. 1 provider of engineering and health professionals to the country. ULatina is committed to access, with more than 40% of students representing the first generation in their family to study at the university level and 60% benefitting from financial scholarships. ULatina has more accredited programs than any other private institution in the country, including two international accreditations in civil engineering. Through its affiliation with ASU and Cintana, Universidad Latina seeks to become Costa Rica’s first university dedicated to national impact, partnering with the public and private sectors to jointly develop research and business solutions in critical areas for the country, and elevating the competitiveness of Costa Rica.

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Almaty Management University

  Almaty, Kazakhstan

Founded in 1988, Almaty Management University (AlmaU) is Kazakhstan's first private university. It is an internationally recognized, globally accredited and award-winning university in Kazakhstan, offering programs in Business, Public Relations, Logistics, Marketing and Economics to more than 4,000 students. Classes are conducted in Kazakh, Russian and English across more than 20 degree specializations. AlmaU's MBA programs are the only ones in Central Asia and Kazakhstan globally accredited by AMBA (2013-2021). AlmaU's Executive MBA program ranks in the top 100, and its MBA program ranks in the top 200 globally and top 25 in Asia in the QS World University Rankings. AlmaU is ranked #301+ in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking (2020).

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Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE) campus

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE)

  Quito, Ecuador

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE) is a non-profit university serving more than 7,000 students across campuses in Quito, Guayaquil and Loja. UIDE has the top-ranked medical school in Ecuador. Throughout its 28-year history, UIDE has worked to increase its national and international standing. Thanks to its joint work with Harvard University, it created the Continental Association of Universities for Sustainable Development. It later established the Free Legal Aid Office with the endorsement of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. It maintains a 100% pass rate in the Professional Qualification Exam for its medical graduates. As of 2016, UIDE was the only private, self-financed, multi-campus university to be recategorized among the best universities in Ecuador.

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The NorthCap University

  Gurugram / New Delhi, India

The NorthCap University (NCU) was founded in 1996 to provide access to quality higher education to students in the Delhi NCR region. From its beginnings as a private engineering college, NCU has transformed in the last 25 years into a multidisciplinary university and a destination of choice, offering degree programs in engineering, applied sciences, management, liberal arts and law. It has produced more than 11,000 successful alumni, spread over all industry sectors in India and abroad. NCU is among the top 200 Indian universities in the 2020 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) instituted by the Indian Ministry of Education. In addition, the School of Engineering at NCU is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the country by NIRF and is ranked as the number one private engineering school in the state of Haryana, India.

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American University Kyiv campus

American University Kyiv

  Kyiv, Ukraine

Designed in partnership with Arizona State University, American University Kyiv (AUK) will open in late 2021 as a world-class private university in Ukraine. American University Kyiv will provide an innovative higher education at the bachelor's, master's and PhD levels and will offer its programs in both Ukrainian and English. Its approach will feature learner-centered curriculum, deep ties to industry, and a digital-first design, leveraging ASU’s innovative learning models. AUK’s flagship campus will be located in Postal Square on the right bank of Dnieper River, in the historical center of Kyiv.

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