ASU and its international enablement partner, Cintana Education, are working together to build the Cintana Alliance. The 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.
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.
Istanbul Bilgi University
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.
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
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.
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.
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.
Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE)
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.
American University Kyiv
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.
Almaty Management University
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).