Category Archives: Education

My education: Universidad San Juan de la Cruz, Costa Rica

The Universidad San Juan de la Cruz (University of St John of the Cross or USJDLC) is a fully accredited private university in Costa Rica. For some general remarks on Costa Rican private universities, their legal context and international comparability, … Continue reading

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Saint Regis University, Liberia – How the U.S. government destroyed a progressive online school that was seen as a threat to its academic establishment

The case of Saint Regis University (SRU), an online distance-learning school which between 2002 and 2004 held recognition by the government of Liberia, is uniquely complex and problematic in the study of transnational education and the questions of legitimacy and … Continue reading

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My education: St Ephrem’s Institute of Eastern Church Studies

St Ephrem’s Institute of Eastern Church Studies was established in 1974 as the Scandinavian extension of the People’s University of the Americas. For much of its history, it was closely associated with the Scandinavian representation (Svea Synod) of the Apostolic … Continue reading

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My education: Certificate in Managing People/Managing Others from INSEAD

In 2006, I took a short online distance learning course entitled Managing People/Managing Others from the leading French business school INSEAD. I was both interested in the course content and also curious to establish how an elite school approached the … Continue reading

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My education: Adam Smith University of Liberia

Adam Smith University of Liberia was a fully accredited private university in Liberia, active from its chartering by Act of the Liberian Legislature on 31 October 1995 until the expiry of its accreditation in December 2007. Adam Smith University was … Continue reading

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Work in education: St Katharine’s Institute, Wyoming, USA

St Katharine’s Institute of Theology and Religious Studies was an independent, privately-owned Christian theological institute founded and incorporated in Wyoming, United States of America, and controlled by the Religious Society of St Katherine, a religious teaching congregation. St Katherine’s Institute … Continue reading

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Work in education: The London Society for Musicological Research

The London Society for Musicological Research was an independent learned society founded by me in 2002 which aimed to encourage the pursuit of research of all kinds into subjects of a musicological nature. It interpreted this aim in a broad … Continue reading

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My education: Université Francophone Robert de Sorbon/Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon

In 2002, France’s Loi de Modernisation Sociale (Law of Social Modernization) of 17 January 2002 specifically authorized universities and other “établissements d’enseignement supérieurs” (higher education institutions) to grant degrees based entirely on an assessment of the candidate’s work experience. The … Continue reading

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Work in education – Claremont International University (Seychelles)

Claremont International University, also known as Claremont International University of Arts (CIUAS), was incorporated in the Seychelles on 14 October 2003. The power to confer degrees was contained in the Memorandum of Association of the corporation, and this was specifically … Continue reading

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My education: Knightsbridge University, Denmark

Knightsbridge University was a private distance learning university that was based for most of its history in Denmark. The history of the University can be divided into two separate phases, consisting respectively of its foundation and first few years, and … Continue reading

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