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Strategic Partners

Sharing the Faith
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance is the premiere training institution for the banking industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business has partnered with BIBF since 1996 to offer graduate degrees, on site, to Bahraini, Saudi, and other Middle Eastern professionals interested in advancing their careers in the finance industry. Over 600 students have earned DePaul master's degrees in Bahrain and have moved on to successful careers in both public and private enterprises across the Middle East.

St Vincent Circle on DePaul's campus

Tangaza University College
Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya, is one of the constituent colleges of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Opened in 1986, the institution was created to serve various religious orders present in eastern Africa. Guided by the Vincentian mission of DePaul University, in 2005-06 a group of faculty leaders at DePaul's School for Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) and Tangaza University College collaborated to design an innovative bachelor degree program. The new BA program adopted SCPS's curriculum design, as well as its teaching philosophy and methodology, and customized it for the Kenyan context by adding African-centered values and practices provided by Tangaza leadership. A staffing and professional development plan was created that relied on hiring local Kenyan instructors from other Tangaza University College faculties to train and teach all courses in the BA program while receiving regular advice and support from SCPS faculty. These design elements allowed local academic faculty to be introduced to SCPS's innovative, competence-based approach to teaching adults.

With the support of the Hilton Foundation and other generous funders, the SCPS​-Tangaza BA Program graduated 142 students from 9 African countries. The program has provided professional development in the philosophy and methods of adult competence-based education to over 25 Kenya-based faculty. The program also created a collaborative learning environment that sparked several new programs such as the BA in Leadership and Management and The Leadership Guild (TLG), a professional development group formed by program alumni.

Atlantis Program with Linkoping University and ECE-Lyon

The EU-US Atlantis Program, known as “The Transatlantic Dual-Degree Program: Preparing Students for Success in the Flat World of the 21st Century,” was inaugurated in October 2006 at ECE Lyon. DePaul is one of 4 partner institutions involved in the consortium. Other partners include ECE (École de Commerce Européenne), France; Western Illinois University (WIU), Macomb, Illinois; and Linköping University (LIU), Sweden.

Universidad Panamericana
Universidad Panamericana is one of the premiere Catholic institutions of higher education in Mexico. Born in 1968 as a business school, it grew into a large, comprehensive institution with twelve thousand students and four campuses around Mexico. DePaul has established a wide spectrum strategic alliance with Panamericana that covers students bilateral exchanges, faculty exchanges, a transfer agreement, and yearly participation of Panamericana faculty members in DePaul's Language and Pedagogy Institute.

Universidad Iberoamericana
Universidad Iberoamericana is one of the premiere private, Catholic institutions of higher education in Mexico. Founded as part of the Jesuit tradition of engagement in higher education, 'la Ibero' has evolved into an institution with a distinctive global and intercultural perspective. DePaul has established a wide spectrum strategic alliance with Ibero that covers students bilateral exchanges, faculty exchanges, and regular inbound short-term programs for Ibero students in Chicago.

Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private, fully-accredited university located in Pune, India. Established in 1971, it has had an international orientation since inception with 10% of its student body being non-Indian. SIU has 7 colleges: Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Bio-Medical Sciences, Media Communication & Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Engineering. Entrepreneurial, trend-setting, and highly ranked, it was one of the first Indian universities to create a college of liberal arts modeled after the 4-year US Liberal Arts degree. The quality of students is high and the faculty balance teaching and research obligations. DePaul entered into a formal partnership with SIU in 2011. Every alternate year, DePaul conducts a working visit to Symbiosis for groups of faculty members interested in collaborating with Indian colleagues.

Huaqiao University
Huaqiao University was established by the Chinese government in 1960 in Quanzhou, a coastal city in the Fujian Province, in Southeast China. Its culture and strategy entails serving and educating overseas Chinese people around the world. In fact, the name "huaqiao" (华侨) means "overseas Chinese." In 2006, Huaqiao University opened a second campus in nearby Xiamen, one of China’s special economic zones. The Quanzhou campus houses the humanities, social sciences, and management programs, while the Xiamen campus houses the engineering programs and the School of Music and Dance. DePaul entered into a formal relationship with Huaqiao in 2011. Since then, several Huaqiao faculty have spent time at DePaul as visiting scholars and several DePaul faculty have visited and taught at Huaqiao. Graduates of DePaul have taught English at the Huaqiao College of Foreign L​anguages in Quanzhou.