Schiller International University

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Schiller International University
Other name
SIU
Former name
Schiller College
Motto One World, One University
Type Private
Established 1964 (1964)
Founder Dr. Walter Leibrecht
President Dr. Manuel Alonso-Puig
Address 8560 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL, 33771-3842, United States
27°53′38″N 82°45′27″W / 27.893906°N 82.757513°W / 27.893906; -82.757513Coordinates: 27°53′38″N 82°45′27″W / 27.893906°N 82.757513°W / 27.893906; -82.757513
Campus
Colours          Burgundy and grey
Website www.schiller.edu
Schiller International University - Logo - 50 Years Anniversary (square).png

Schiller International University is a for profit private American university with its main campus and administrative headquarters in Largo, Florida, United States. It has campuses on two continents in four countries: Tampa Bay, Paris, France, Madrid, Spain, Heidelberg, Germany. Schiller offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degree in a number of areas. It also offers online degrees through distance learning.

History[edit]

Schiller was founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht as a study-abroad program for Americans living in West Germany. In 1969 the college relocated to Heidelberg.

Campus[edit]

Tampa Bay[edit]

The main campus is located in Largo, Florida.[1] The university's Administrative Headquarters and Office of Admissions are in Largo. The current president is Dr. Manuel Alonso-Puig.[2] At one time it was located in Dunedin, Florida. By 2006, the university moved to East Bay Drive and then Ulmerton Road in Largo.[3]

Paris[edit]

Schiller has a campus in the 15th arrondissement of Paris near the Place de la Convention.[4]

Madrid[edit]

The Madrid Campus is located in a historic building on Plaza de la Republica Argentina in Northern Madrid. The Madrid campus specializes in International Business and in International Relations. In addition to US accreditation, the Madrid campus is recognized by the Comunidad de Madrid, allowing students to apply for "homologación."

Heidelberg[edit]

The Heidelberg campus was the first Schiller campus and is still the largest. For years the campus was located in the Villa Krehl in Bergstraße, but in summer of 2012 the campus moved to new facilities in the Bahnstadt.[5] The address of the campus is: Zollhofgarten 1, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

London[edit]

As 2015 Schiller has established a partnership with the University of Roehampton (based in Roehampton, London) which offers its students the possibility to a obtain the SIU degree, and after completion of a dissertation or thesis, a University of Roehampton degree[6].

Accreditation[edit]

Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools[7] (ACICS).

As of 2015 Schiller students can gain a double degree awarded by Schiller and the University of Roehampton in the United Kingdom, thanks to a bilateral agreement between both universities.[8]

Academics[edit]

The programs include international business, business administration, international relations and diplomacy,[9] management of information technology, and hospitality and tourism management. Two-year (Associate of Science) programs are offered in international business, international hospitality and tourism management, and nursing. English is the language of instruction on all campuses. Students may relocate from campus to campus while continuing their academic program. Schiller features the American pattern of university education.

Financial aid[edit]

The university is approved for Federal and Veterans' training programs, and also offers a limited number of institutional awards to students—regardless of citizenship—based on need, academic performance, nationality, and grade level (undergraduate or graduate).

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Simon Bowthorpe (born 1964), English chief executive
  • Usman Dar (born 1974), Pakistani politician
  • Andy Murray (born 1987), Scottish male tennis player and Olympic gold medallist for Great Britain
  • Dr. Ashish Kumar Bansal (born 1983), Managing Director - Care Electronics Limited
  • Dr. Gregory Unruh (born 1964), creator of Carbon Lock-in theory.
  • Drew Stagenhorst (born 1971), SME of Cyber Security

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home." Schiller International University. Retrieved on August 28, 2011. "Main Campus 8560 Ulmerton Road Largo, Florida 33771 "
  2. ^ "Largo, Florida." Schiller International University. Retrieved on August 28, 2011. "Admissions Office and Central Administration Offices, Campus Offices 8560 Ulmerton Road Largo, Florida 33771 "
  3. ^ Helfand, Lorri. "Largo makes Schiller a priority." Clearwater Times (Edition of St. Petersburg Times). Thursday February 23, 2006. Page 1. Retrieved from Google News (83 of 108) on August 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Paris." Schiller International University. Retrieved on August 28, 2011. "Schiller International University 9, rue Yvart 75015 - Paris FRANCE "
  5. ^ Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung December 18, 2012, p. 6, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  6. ^ SIU official website: SIU-UoR agreement
  7. ^ "ACICS Member Directory." Retrieved on March 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "New partnership with respected American university". University of Roehampton. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "International Relations and Schiller International University". StudentAdvisor. 

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