Educational Partnerships

University of the West (UWest) is a private Buddhist university in Rosemead, California. It was founded in 1990 and UWest is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.


UWest is deeply committed to the interaction of diverse cultures and international perspectives. Students and faculty come together as a community of scholars participating in an ongoing dialogue to advance knowledge and address societal and cultural issues. UWest remains committed to fostering understanding across the cultures of East and West.


While at UWest, students acquire knowledge and skills to prepare them to achieve successful and purposeful lives after college. The UWest experience challenges them to become responsible and ethical global citizens. Students also enjoy rich and diverse opportunities for spiritual growth.

VERN’ was founded in 1990 as the first private business college in Croatia, Europe. Its educational activities started in 1994 as a one-year program. With the blessing of the former Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia VERN’ University of Applied Sciences was established in 2000 and in 2007 it became the first Croatian business university of applied sciences. In the following years of 2009 and 2011 VERN’ University merged with Zagreb School of Management as well as the School of Journalism, which enabled it to develop into an integrated, innovative, European university.


As a result of a successful cooperation with the town of Vis, in 2012 VERN’ opened VERN’ Island School on the island of Vis, one of the most unique and well-preserved Mediterranean islands. With further mergers including the Polytechnic School of Zagreb and Kairos College in Zagreb, VERN’ continues to grow (expand its program) and maintain its position as the leading University of Applied Sciences in Croatia, Europe.

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Porsmouth, Hamshire, England.  It was previously known as Polytechnic from 1969 until to 1992, when it was granted university status through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.  It is ranked among the top 100 universities under 50 in the world.


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