Director of International Programs
Dean Ricardo Saavedra
European & International Branch Campus, Dean Gerhard Berchtold
ASIC ACCREDITATION ACHIEVED FOR EACH PARTNER UNIVERSITY Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN.
Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN have both applied for ASIC institutional (or “system”) accreditation. ASIC, Accreditation Service for International Colleges, based in the UK is a UK Border Agency recognised Accreditation Body, a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, is listed in the international registry for the UK of CHEA, the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is a national UK Affiliate of ENQA, the European Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education. ASIC inspections include an examination of the content and standard of the curriculum as well as the quality of its delivery to learners. ASIC also pays close attention to the consistency and reliability of assessment. However, it should be noted that ASIC neither confers nor validates degree-awarding powers. ASIC inspectors conducted thorough audits at either university in Mexico and Nicaragua, including domestic and international programmes, and on their criteria based evaluation report the ASIC commission has awarded Premier Provider status to each university.
UNIVERSIDAD AZTECA IS AABPS APPROVED CENTRE
Universidad Azteca has obtained APPROVED CENTRE status by AABPS Accrediting and Assessment Bureau for Post Secondary Schools in order to map the university programmes against the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and UK QCF (Qualifications and Credits Framework) levels of AABPS awards.
Universidad Azteca is a member of ODAEE ORGANIZACIÓN DE LAS AMÉRICAS PARA LA EXCELENCIA EDUCATIVA and awarded the Universidad Azteca Rector in 2013 for his achievements in Education Management.
The Vice-Rector of Universidad Azteca Lic. Miguel Agustín López received the prestigious award in the name of the Universidad Azteca Rector at the ODAEE 2013 conference in Barranquilla, Colombia, in November 2013.
Universidad Azteca wins the respected award by LAQI Latin American Quality Institute as "Premio Empresa Mexicana del año 2013"
"For Excellence in Management of the Enterprise and the Promotion of a Culture of Quality"
Universidad Azteca is certified with GLOBAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION by LAQI Latin American Quality Institute in 2012
Our partner university Universidad Central de Nicaragua has inaugurated the construction site of the new Campus Central (Alma Mater) of the university in Nicaragua, since after 15 years of operation the original Alma Mater has reached her spatial limits and the new central campus will offer more space and new opportunities for instruction and research of UCN. CONGRATULATIONS !
The Rector and the Directors of the UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua unveil the foundation stone for the new central campus.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) has registered the study programmes of Universidad Azteca, Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN, and Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, as conducted legally in Austria according to § 27 of the "Hochschul-Qualitätssicherungsgesetz 2011". See registration.
Dean of European Programmes Prof. Gerhard Berchtold participated in the Third International Scientific Conference "Business and Regional Development" organised by Trakia University, Faculty of Economics, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, lecturing on Growth and Regional Development – presenting a critical view on growth and challenging our models of development. (20-21 June 2013)
Universidad Azteca and IOUF Intercultural Open University Foundation signed an academic cooperation agreement.
The University partnership of Universidad Atzeca and UCN is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with KMU Akademie. The partnership enables graduates of the KMU university degree programmes at Master´s level to enrol in the joint UCN-Universidad Azteca doctoral degree programmes in Business Administration. Graduate students of Universidad Azteca (Licenciado) can enrol in the MBA programme of KMU university programmes as well and earn the Licenciado along with the second European MBA degree. Contact us for more information. Notice: this programme has expired in 2013.
Universidad Azteca graduation ceremony with Prof. Dr. Dr. Zuberbühler in Leobersdorf. Congratulations!
Universidad Azteca is honoured to announce the award of full professorship to HR Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luhan CMC. Dr. Luhan is professor in management and law.
Universidad Azteca is honoured to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, President and Founder of the Biopolitics International Organisation B.I.O. (10 times Nobel Peace Award nominee, Representative of Club of Rome in Greece) as Visiting Professor of the International Programmes. The Biopolitics International Organisation will be cooperating with Universidad Azteca in a degree granting programme (Master’s and PhD) in Biopolicy/Biopolitics. Universidad Azeca and the Biopolitics International Organisation (B.I.O.) will launch a new degree granting programme (Master´s and PhD) in the study area of Biopolitics/Biopolicy. The Biopolitics International Organisation offers the course material free of charge, therefore, tuition for the biopolicy program is lower than tuition for non-supported regular study programmes of the university and the international network of branch campus programmes. Current, past and future students of the distance learning courses offered by B.I.O. can enroll with Universidad Azteca degree programmes.
Dean Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Berchtold (May 2011) submits conference papers for eActivity and Technology in a Changing Environment and for Emerging Myths and Realities for Teaching and Learning. Check also the reference publications (2009) on Environment and Development and on Sustainable Globalization.
Director of International Programmes Dr. Ricardo Saavedra and Dean of European Programmes Dr. Dr. Gerhard Berchtold (co-author) submit conference paper on Mexico and the European Union - a new education interaction.
Universidad Azteca signed an agreement of academic and scientific collaboration with fully autonomous UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua to jointly offer double degree programmes to international students
These programmes enable students to earn postgraduate degrees awarded by both recognised universities in the following study areas:
El programa de Doble Titulación abarca las siguientes especialidades en Licenciaturas, Maestrías y Programas de Doctorado:
• Administración y Gerencia de Empresas, Business Administration and Management (MBA, MSc, PhD, DBA)
• Comercio Internacional, International Commerce (MSc, DBA)
• Relaciones Internacionales, International Relations (PhD)
• Derecho,Law (various specializations) (Dr.)
• Psicología, Psychology (PhD)
• Ciencia Ambiental y Gestión Ambiental, Environmental Science and Environmental Management (MSc, PhD)
• Ciencias de la Salud, Health Sciences (MSc, PhD)
• Medicina Alternativa (Natural Medicine) (MSc, PhD)
• Salud Públicas, Public Health (PhD)
• Administración Pública, Public Administration (PhD)
• Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Social and Political Sciences (PhD)
• Pedagogía, Education (D.Ed.)
Universidad Central de Nicaragua is fully accredited as autonomous university according to Nicaraguan law on the autonomy of institutions of higher education and is entitled to award degrees at all levels. UCN, among other study areas is particularly reputed for Medicine and International Relations programmes.
See statement of CNU Consejo Nacional de Universidades, the National Council of Universities in charge of institutional accreditation of a private university prior to awarding full constitutional autonomy to the university by Act of Parliament and Presidential Decree.
See statement of the Rectorate of UCN about accreditation and autonomy and degree awarding powers of UCN.
UCN diploma is signed officially by UCN, authenticated by CNU Consejo Nacional de Universidades, with legalisation by Foreign Ministry.
UCN professors Karl Nielsen and Gerhard Berchtold on UCN campus in Managua with the Director of Public and International Relations of UCN, Lic. Doris Saldamando Díaz. (below)
Universidad Azteca and Trakia University (Bulgaria) sign an agreement on academic cooperation and joint programmes.
Universidad Azteca and Burgas Free University (Bulgaria) agree on admission of Universidad Azteca graduates to programmes offered by BFU in English study language.
Universidad Azteca opens Branch Campus Mauritius with VTI Vocational Training Institute approved by MQA Mauritius Qualifications Authority and TEC Tertiary Education Commission of the government of Mauritius.
Universidad Azteca opens Branch Campus Switzerland with Paramed & Interuniversitäre Hochschule für Gesundheit und Entwicklung.
Universidad Azteca and KSOU Karnataka State Open University (India) agree on joint double degree programmes at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels for international students.
Universidad Azteca and Universidad Autonoma de los Andes sign an agreement on scientific collaboration.
Universidad Azteca and Spectrum International College of Technology (Malaysia) agree on collaboration in provision of joint programmes.
Universidad Azteca and Medizinische Universität Innsbruck sign an agreement on academic collaboration (expired in July 2012).
Universidad Azteca research center Aurach (Austria) is awarded two research projects by Parazelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg and by Institute Dr. Popp.
Universidad Azteca opens Branch Campus with Inter-university College of Health and Development in Graz Seggau, launching a research doctorate programme in complementary, psycho-social and integrated health sciences (available as double degree programme with UCN).
Universidad Azteca authorises emca academy in Leobersdorf, Austria, to operate a franchise branch campus and offer programmes of Universidad Azteca in blended learning mode.
A class of Universidad Azteca graduates of Licenciado en Psicologia from Austria and Germany were admitted to PhDr rigorosum doctorate programme in Psychology with UKF University Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, SK, after evaluation of the equivalence of Licenciado with Slovak MA degree and positive evaluation by ENIC Slovakia of Universidad Atzeca. Some candidates have already submitted the thesis and passed the doctoral defence examination. We congratulate !
Universidad Azteca &Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN
Universidad Azteca Rector Dr. Agustín López González Pacheco with UCN Rector MSc Gilbergo Cuadra Solorzano
Universidad Azteca and Mahatma Gandhi University (India) sign an agreement on academic collaboration and the joint provision of programmes
UCN and Universidad Azteca established a new association with partner universities in Managua in March 2012: CONIES Confederación Internacional de Estudios Superiores.
At the event UCN Rector Magnificus Ing. MSc. Gilberto Cuadra Solorzano awarded Professor Gerhard Berchtold for his achievements in development of quality and modernisation of distance education with the UCN "Placa de Reconocimiento".
Partnership with UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Universidad Azteca and UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain) signed agreements on inter-university collaboration and double degree programmes. The formal act was signed in Murcia by UCAM President José Luis Mendoza and Universidad Azteca Dean of European Programmes Gerhard Berchtold. Video stream Watch the video.
The UCAM delegation to the Azteca Dean of European Programmes was welcomed by the Vice Mayor of Innsbruck, and programmes were fine-tuned by the inter-university working groups.
(from left to right) Samuel Mendoza (UCAM, IT coordinator), José Luis Mendoza (UCAM, International Communications), Pablo Blesa (UCAM-Vice-Rector International Relations), Gonzalo Wandosell (UCAM Director of Business School), Franz X. Gruber (Vice-Mayor of Innsbruck city), Gerhard Berchtold (Universidad Azteca Dean of European Programmes), Friedrich Luhan (Universidad Atzeca Vice-Dean of European Programmes), Franz C. Pichler (Universidad Azteca, Business Administration programme manager), Bernd Kirchmair (Universidad Azteca, Psychology & Coaching programme manager)
Universidad Azteca and UCAM will immediately launch joint programmes, including the Master´s level Licenciado degree in Business Administration or in Psychology (Azteca) with the university degrees Magister in Business Administration or in Coaching (UCAM), and possibly joint future programmes.
Students get more value of their degree by the double degree option by earning two degrees from two continents, two universities in one programme.
The two study areas are available online as distance learning programmes.
GRADUATION MARCH 2014 - SCHLOSS HERNSTEIN (AUSTRIA)
THE GRADUATES OF 2014 OF THE BRANCH CAMPUS LEOBERSDORF OF PROF DR ZUBERBÜHLER WERE AWARDED THEIR DEGREES IN THE BEAUTIFUL HABSBURG HALL OF SCHLOSS HERNSTEIN NEAR VIENNA ON MARCH 20 2014
The graduates of 2014 with Prof. Dr.mult. Zuberbühler (centre sitting), Mayor of Leobersdorf Andreas Ramharter (left), Cristóbal González Ascencio, First Secretary of the Mexican Embassy in Austria (2nd from left), José Luis Rodríguez de Colmenares y Fascón, Cultural Counsel of the Spanish Embassy in Austria (3rd from left), Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Wandosell Fernandez de Bobadilla, Vice-Dean of the UCAM Faculty of Economics (2nd from right), Prof. Dr.mult. Gerhard Berchtold, Dean of European Programmes of Universidad Azteca & UCN (right).
Campus Stellae is located in the famous Casa de Conga at the Praza de Quintana next to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Nuria Pereira Martínez, Director of Campus Stellae, and Gerhard Berchtold, Dean of European Programmes of Universidad Atzeca and UCN, sign the agreement.
The IAEM is a non-profit educational organisation dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters.
The Association brings together emergency managers and disaster response professionals from all levels of government, as well as the military, the private sector and volunteer organizations around the world.
The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.
Universidad Azteca has applied in March 2013 for institutional accreditation to Accreditation Service for International Colleges ASIC in the UK in order to demonstrate the commitment to quality and continuous improvement, whereby, accreditation is holistic- encompassing institutions in their entirety rather than particular courses, programmes or qualifications.
Universidad Azteca is an Approved Member of ECBE European Council of Business Education
ECBE is an affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), which recognises ECBE as a bona fide quality assurance agency and a network of higher education institutions and agencies.
are Accredited by EDU as compliant with EHEA Cycles and with EQF Levels.
Universidad Azteca obtained APPROVED CENTRE status by EBMA Education for Business Managers and Administrators
Universidad Azteca is a certified member of AAHEA
the American Association For Higher Education & Accreditation
Universidad Azteca European Programmes are validated by Quality Assurance Commission: The Quality Assurance Commission has examined the curricula and syllaba presented and certified that this institution has met all the standards set by the Quality Assurance Commission, and that the Mexican and European programmes of Universidad Azteca are accredited and validated as aligned in credits to the United Kingdom Qualifications and Credit Framework and the Quality Assurance Commission affirmed the comparability in standards and quality to programmes offered in the United Kingdom.
Universidad Atzeca European Programmes is legally established non-profit organisation in Austria as extension of Universidad Azteca in Europe. See registration
Universidad Azteca opens Branch Campus Wels (Austria)
Universidad Azteca Rector Magnificus Dr. Mtro. José Agustín López González Pacheco is awarded Doctor Degree by Universidad Mesoamericana for his life achievements in and contributions to (higher) education development in Mexico. Congratulations !
Universidad Azteca validates programmes of Monarch UGSM Business School and agrees on joint degree programmes.
Universidad Azteca validates programmes of Borough College London and agrees on joint degree programmes.
Universidad Azteca and MITSDE Maharashtra Institute of Technology School of Distance Edcuation (accredited by Indian DEC Distance Education Council) agree on joint double degree PGD and MBA programmes. These programmes are provided in English.
Universidad Azteca and Varna Free University (Bulgaria) sign Letter of Intent on joint franchise programmes.
Information for Austrian students: NARIC Austria informs on Universidad Azteca recognition and use of degrees in Austria (Anerkennung der Universidad Azteca und Führung der akademischen Grade). BMWF legal department informs on Führbarkeit des Dr.-Grades of Universidad Azteca. Legal notice by BMWF on Führbarkeit akademischer Grade. Universidad Azteca meets all formal requirements of legalisation of diplomas for Austria by means of Apostille. Universidad Azteca (Spanish language) degrees and diplomas are all legalised by Apostille included in tuitions and fees of a programme (English language diploma can be Apostilled for additional charge).
Universidad Azteca and FAF Fachakademie für Finanzdienstleister in Vienna (Austria) agree to collaborate in joint programmes and to establish the branch campus Vienna.
International Association of Universities / International Universities Bureau, UNESCO House, Paris, updates information on name change to "Universidad Azteca" and Doctor offered. Check online
The Mexican government Secretary of Public Education (SEP) accredits (RVOE) the Universidad Azteca Doctor in Education in distance education mode in the SIRVOE information system of accredited programmes.
Universidad Azteca de Chalco (Centro de Estudios Superiores) changes the official name of the institution to "Universidad Azteca"
Universidad Azteca establishes the Division of European Programmes headed by Dean DDr. Gerhard Berchtold, Austria.
Universidad Azteca establishes the Division of International Programmes as "Universidad Azteca International Network System" headed by Dr. Ricardo R. Saavedra Hidalgo.
Universities and higher education providers interested in academic and scientific collaboration with Universidad Azteca and in provision of joint / double degree programmes are welcome to contact us
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Director of International Programs
Dean Ricardo Saavedra
European & International Branch Campus, Dean Gerhard Berchtold