“There are thousands of people…who contribute in important ways to the life of the communities in which they live, even though they do not have a college degree. Through native intelligence, hard work and sacrifice, many have gained in knowledge and understanding. And yet, the social and economic advancement of these people has been thwarted in part by the emphasis that is put on the possession of credentials.”

Thus wrote Ewald B. Nyquist, president of the University of the State of New York, over thirty years ago. His message rings just as true today.

The heart of European-American University is in dynamic education offering unique routes to a degree for mature individuals with previous professional experience in their fields. With its philosophy anchored in the non-traditional movement that has its roots in the United States, as well as more recent developments in European education, the University honours the independent lifelong learner through its blend of distance and community-based learning with traditional on-campus instruction. While the campus-based programmes include degrees suitable for recent school-leavers, most of our programmes described on this website are intended for working or retired adults with at least three years of professional experience and in some cases many more.

Our methods mean that you have more control over the design and content of your degree than at almost any other institution. You can shorten the time needed to earn your degree because of the intensiveness and efficiency of our fast-track programs. We operate a never-ending academic year in which you can enrol and begin your programme at any time.

There are no age limits at European-American University and we are happy to accept those who are returning to education after some years away. Because we are not a traditional university we are better equipped to deal with professionals whose expectations are of an efficient and person-centered atmosphere. There is no unnecessary bureaucracy and no barriers to recognising the learning you have undertaken.

This approach is suitable for the motivated individual who is prepared and willing to take charge of their education and be active rather than passive in that pursuit. In the process of earning their degree, they will learn not only about their chosen area, but about themselves and how they learn most effectively. This process will empower them at a fundamental level and ready them for service as dynamic change agents within their communities.

Maria Montessori discovered this when she wrote:

“…and if education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of a person’s future… and so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”

20th anniversary of the University – new grant of arms

2023 sees the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the University. As part of the University’s commemoration of its first two decades, it has been granted a new coat of arms by the International College of Arms of the Noblesse. The University’s twentieth anniversary logo which incorporates the new arms will appear on degree certificates and other University publications commencing in June 2023.

Per pale, the first barry wavy of 7 bleu celeste and purpure in fess a hart lodged contourné or, the second azure, three scimitars in pale proper pommelled and hilted or points to the dexter and cutting edge upwards in chief a Saxon Crown of the last.

In addition to the logo above which is applicable to the University as a whole, specific versions have been approved in respect of the representation of the University’s Fellowship and its Henderson School of Music.

The new arms make reference to the arms of the former county of Middlesex in England, which was the birthplace of its founding Chancellor. Its three seaxes (which are usually rendered as scimitars) are reversed for difference in the University’s new arms.

The existing arms of the University remain valid and will continue to be used alongside the new arms going forward. They will be used to represent the University’s constituent branches in different countries while the twentieth anniversary arms will be used to represent the University as a whole.


Doctoral examination at EAU

The Examining Committee of EAU was comprised of Prof Datuk Dr Md Nizam (Chairman), Prof Dr Kamal Khir, and Prof Dr John Chan, who assessed this Doctor of Business Administration thesis presentation for a candidate via the OXCEL pathway. The Committee also had as observers Dr Hussaini, Dr Shaliza, and Dr Maria. The University thanks all participants for their valuable inputs during this session. The candidate was adjudged to have met the standard for the degree and will now proceed to graduation.