Legal Status of European-American University
European-American University is incorporated in the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara by a Royal Charter of Incorporation issued by H.M. the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara on 6 February 2012. Since 2016, European-American University has been a division of Western Orthodox University Ltd., registered in the Commonwealth of Dominica under the IBC Act 1996 with company number 12335, and awards degrees jointly with the Western Orthodox University acting under its Dominica incorporation.
All degrees and other academic and honorary awards are conferred by European-American University under the powers granted to it by its Royal Charter of Incorporation in Bunyoro-Kitara. In addition, all degrees and other academic and honorary awards are further endorsed by the Western Orthodox University (Commonwealth of Dominica).
The Western Orthodox University’s incorporation in the Commonwealth of Dominica gives the University full authority to operate as a private international university, to accept students and to confer degrees. The registered office of Western Orthodox University, Ltd., is 8, Copthall, Roseau Valley, 00152 Commonwealth of Dominica. Western Orthodox University Ltd. (Commonwealth of Dominica) awards degrees under the powers of its memorandum of association.
It is the responsibility of the prospective student to ensure that the credential they are seeking meets their present and anticipated future needs and to make enquiries of any third party from whom they might seek acceptance of their credential before enrolling.
European-American University is an international non-governmental organization operating chiefly through the medium of the Internet and bringing together a worldwide network of campuses and individuals in administration, faculty and student relationships. The adjunct faculty and administration are located in various countries and degrees may be conferred in different jurisdictions where permitted by law.
Further detailed information on accreditation and legal status is provided in this website.
Comparability of academic titles and standards of European-American University
European-American University is a wholly independent and autonomous body maintaining its own academic standards. Even where its degree titles are the same or similar to those conferred by other institutions in other jurisdictions, the University does not warrant any comparability of standards or requirements. The title of professor awarded by the University is not a United States, European Union or United Kingdom professorship, and is held on an honorary basis. The title of doctor or its abbreviation Dr does not signify that the holder is a Doctor of Medicine unless specific medical credentials are listed, and is not awarded by a United States, European Union or United Kingdom university unless specifically listed as such. In some cases the title of doctor may signify the holder of an honorary doctorate. Fellows, officers and faculty of the University may hold degrees or doctorates from non-United States, European Union and United Kingdom universities which may or may not be accredited by a government-approved body.
Faculty, officers, not employees
No person holding an office such as professor, fellow, tutor, director of studies, dean etc. is an employee of the European-American University. All persons providing academic or administrative services to European-American University do so on a self-employed consultancy basis or through their own independent organizations. The position of fellow of the University is honorary and does not necessarily engage the University in any obligation to offer the person concerned tutorial or examining work.
Status of European-American University in the United States of America
European-American University is not a United States university and does not operate in any territory of the United States of America. It is not accredited or licensed by any agency recognised by the federal or state governments of the United States of America. In the United States of America, many federal, state and private organisations require U.S.-accredited degrees. In these situations it is the responsibility of the individual concerned to establish whether or not a foreign degree will be an acceptable alternative. European-American University makes no representations concerning the acceptance of its degrees in the United States of America.
Status of European-American University in the European Union
European-American University is not a European Union university and is not accredited or recognized by any institution of the European Union.
Status of European-American University in the United Kingdom
European-American University is not a United Kingdom university, and does not hold a United Kingdom Royal Charter or Act of Parliament. Its degrees are not United Kingdom degrees and are conferred under foreign degree-granting authority in the form of its Royal Charter from the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara in Uganda and the incorporation of the Western Orthodox University in the Commonwealth of Dominica. European-American University makes no representations concerning the acceptance of its degrees in the United Kingdom.
Licensing of campuses
European-American University’s International Partners (affiliated campuses) generally hold governmental licensing to operate and run the programmes they offer, or are subject to statutory exemption in the various countries concerned. Please contact the campus concerned for details.
Relationship to other institutions
European-American University has no relationship, affiliation or association to any other institution, whether educational in nature or not, bearing the name “European-American” or any other similar name.
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