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Oct 2013


from 2013 until Today




The introduction of new international governmental accreditations and approvals spanning across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania marked a monumental milestone for our institution. This recognition not only affirmed our commitment to excellence but also propelled us towards greater global recognition and influence. In response to this transformative moment, the academy proudly embraced a new identity, officially rebranding as OUBH.

This evolution not only symbolized our expanding reach but also underscored our dedication to fostering a truly international learning environment. With this newfound status, we opened our virtual doors to a diverse cohort of students from around the globe, welcoming 1832 learners representing 122 countries. This diverse and vibrant community exemplifies our mission to transcend geographical boundaries and cultivate a rich tapestry of perspectives within our virtual classrooms. Together, we embark on a journey of knowledge, collaboration, and cultural exchange, united by a shared passion for education and a commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come

The academy's dedication to fostering global opportunities for our students has led to the establishment of over 250 direct recognition agreements with prestigious international universities. These agreements serve as a testament to our commitment to providing our students with seamless pathways to higher education, enabling them to pursue their academic aspirations with confidence.

Spanning across more than 50 countries, our extensive network of direct recognition ensures that our students are not only equipped with a world-class education but also afforded the opportunity to seamlessly transition into leading universities worldwide. Through these partnerships, we empower our students to pursue their academic and career goals on a global scale, reinforcing our commitment to providing unparalleled opportunities for success.

Furthermore, these direct recognition agreements not only validate the quality of education provided by our institution but also solidify our reputation as a trusted partner in higher education. By offering our students direct access to prestigious universities around the world, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence and underscore our dedication to shaping the future leaders of tomorrow on an international stage.

Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our institution experienced a remarkable surge in our international student enrollment, welcoming over 1400 new students. Despite the global uncertainties, our commitment to providing quality education remained unwavering, attracting students from diverse backgrounds seeking a secure and enriching learning environment. This influx of students not only underscores the resilience of our institution but also highlights the trust placed in us by students worldwide during challenging times. As we navigate through these unprecedented circumstances together, we are dedicated to ensuring that every student receives the support and resources needed to thrive academically and personally.




The widespread recognition of our academy extended far beyond the confines of academia, capturing the attention of global audiences and propelling us into the spotlight as a leading institution in the field of virtual education. Our innovative approach and commitment to excellence attracted the interest of prominent media outlets worldwide, resulting in extensive coverage across a myriad of platforms.

From renowned publications such as The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and CNBC to esteemed broadcasters including SkyNews, City7 TV, and Alaan TV, our academy's groundbreaking initiatives and achievements were featured prominently on international news channels. Additionally, our story resonated with audiences across diverse regions, as evidenced by coverage from SwissInfo, MBC, and over 100 other media outlets.

This widespread coverage not only elevated our academy's profile on a global scale but also validated our efforts to redefine the landscape of education in the digital age. As we continue to push the boundaries of virtual learning and inspire positive change in the field of education, we are honored to have garnered such widespread recognition and remain committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and innovation for the betterment of our students and society as a whole.

This prestigious accreditation signifies a significant milestone in our journey towards academic excellence and underscores our commitment to providing world-class education in the field of business. The rigorous evaluation process conducted by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) has validated the quality and relevance of our business programs, including our esteemed doctoral offerings.

As an affiliated member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), ECBE sets rigorous standards for business education, ensuring that accredited programs meet the highest benchmarks of quality and relevance. This accreditation not only enhances the credibility and reputation of our business programs but also provides our students with assurance of the excellence and relevance of their education.

We are immensely proud of this achievement, which reflects the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students in maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. Moving forward, we remain committed to continuously improving and enhancing our business programs to meet the evolving needs of the global business community and empower our students to succeed in their professional endeavors.

This esteemed certification from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in online education. The recognition of our Online Course Certification System (EOCCS) underscores our dedication to providing high-quality, innovative, and effective online learning experiences for our students.

As a leading global accreditation body in the field of management education, EFMD sets rigorous standards for educational quality and innovation. Achieving certification from EFMD for our EOCCS demonstrates that our online courses meet these stringent criteria and adhere to best practices in online education delivery.

We are thrilled to receive this certification, which not only validates the quality of our online courses but also reinforces our position as a leader in the field of online education. Moving forward, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence and innovation in online learning, as we continue to empower students around the world to achieve their academic and professional goals.




The allowance granted by the Board of Education and Culture in our state (canton) in Switzerland to issue diplomas and operate as an independent educational institution reflects the allowance of our institution's commitment to providing quality education within a regulated framework. This allownace not only affirms our compliance with stringent educational standards but also reinforces our credibility as a trusted provider of academic credentials.

Additionally, achieving ISO certification is a testament to our unwavering dedication to operational excellence and quality management practices. This internationally recognized certification demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement, efficiency, and customer satisfaction across all aspects of our operations.

As we celebrate these achievements, we reaffirm our commitment to delivering exceptional educational experiences and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in everything we do. These milestones inspire us to continue our pursuit of academic innovation, integrity, and excellence, as we strive to empower individuals and communities through education.

This inaugural European governmental institutional interim accreditation from ASIC represents a significant milestone in our institution's journey towards academic excellence and recognition on an international scale. Endorsed by the British government, ASIC's accreditation underscores our institution's commitment to meeting rigorous standards of educational quality and integrity.

This achievement reflects our dedication to providing students with a high-quality educational experience that meets or exceeds global standards. It also demonstrates our institution's willingness to undergo rigorous evaluation processes to ensure that we maintain the highest levels of educational quality and effectiveness.

As we celebrate this accreditation, we remain steadfast in our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in education. This accreditation serves as a testament to our institution's ongoing efforts to provide students with access to world-class education and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Moving forward, we will continue to uphold the standards set forth by ASIC and the British government, as we strive to further enhance the quality and relevance of our educational offerings. This accreditation reinforces our institution's reputation as a trusted provider of education and affirms our commitment to excellence in everything we do.

The commencement of our inaugural online student cohort in October 2013 marked a groundbreaking moment in the realm of education. With 70 pioneering students embarking on their academic journeys, our institution emerged as a trailblazer in the field of virtual learning.

As the first Virtual Academy in Europe, we set a precedent for innovative educational practices and demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to meeting the evolving needs of modern learners. Our commitment to leveraging technology to enhance the educational experience and expand access to quality education remains unparalleled.

Since our inception, we have remained dedicated to breaking down geographical barriers, fostering a global community of learners, and providing flexible, accessible, and personalized learning experiences. As we continue to pioneer advancements in virtual education, we are proud to lead the way in shaping the future of learning in Europe and beyond.

The First Virtual Academy in Europe


Following our vision to innovate education, our institution was formally registered and established in Switzerland through our dedicated legal office. This pivotal step solidified our commitment to compliance and legitimacy, ensuring that our operations adhere to the highest standards. Our registration and founding stand as a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing quality virtual education within a framework of legal and regulatory excellence.

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