Schiller International University
University description (as per official university website)
The History Of Schiller International University
Founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht, Schiller International University was created as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding. As a philosophy professor in the United States, Dr. Leibrecht was so impressed with the personalized instruction in the American college system that he sought to create something similar back in Europe. The realization of this concept was Schiller International University, named after German writer and human rights advocate Friedrich Schiller and established in a 16th century castle in Ingersheim, Germany with 35 students enrolled.
This exciting global growth trend has continued, and to date, Schiller International University has educated more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries across its campuses in the United States, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees. ACICS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The University is licensed by the Largo, Florida State Commission for Independent Education (Commission for Independent Education) to award Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees.
Schiller International University campus in London, is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC).
Schiller International University's Madrid campus is recognized by the Conserjeria de Educacion y Cultura in Madrid (local higher education authorities).
A Passion For Learning
Schiller International University proposes education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures to encourage active development of international understanding. Students have the invaluable experience of studying together with people from many different national and cultural backgrounds and forming lifelong relationships. Understanding other economies, cultures and political systems is becoming increasingly critical in today's global economy. Schiller International University prepares students to develop into global citizens of the world and meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Here each student counts, each student is taken seriously and faculty members know students by their names. Close attention is paid to each individual, and most importantly, equal emphasis is placed on professionalism and on the education as a whole for the individual. Students develop the ability to think creatively and critically while enhancing effective communication skills. Personal initiative is encouraged throughout.
Because Schiller International University is small by design, you will always be recognized as an individual and your uniqueness will shine through. Schiller International University professors promote discussion and interaction between professor and student. Multiculturalism is an integral part of the learning experience.
Schiller International University's students can expect and rely on the following:
International and intercultural understanding
Celebration of differences
Personal responsibility and integrity
Mutual responsibility and respect
Compassion and service
Respect for the environment
A sense of idealism
Action and personal example