The Internet has changed the ways things are done including studying, researching and teaching. The Internet is
a fantastic educational and scientific resource for students and teachers and researchers of all kind.
Right now, one of the great benefits of the WWW is all the new archival material it offers to educators and students: references, articles, curricula, books, and catalogs. These resources will continue to grow as the WWW is increasingly seen as an ideal publishing medium for references, instructional materials, thin-market material and scientific knowledge. We consider the WWW as the biggest library on our planet, and it includes thorough information of all branches of science and the humanities.
More and more education is done over the net at all levels from simple tutorials to university level courses. In
particular the Internet has changed Distance Education in a way it's never been seen before. The WWW has
greatly advanced this type of education or we should say REVOLUTIONIZED. Cosmopolitan University has
been a part of e-education from the very beginning, we knew that studying by dialing up the web would fit the
needs of many people longing for more education, who may have kids, work irregular hours or travel, which
makes attending a traditional school almost impossible, but Web sites can offer a classroom for all learners.
Distance e-Learning is now part of all degree types, from the A.A. to the Ph.D., and is now an option in most majors, and at hundreds of universities worldwide.
The vast bulk of schools cannot afford to continue to ignore the wonderful
resources and opportunities the WWW offers; [ of course some will be ignorant just as today they ignore many existing excellent print and software resources ] Cosmopolitan University is proud not only to have foreseen this development but being one of its pioneers and avantgardists.
Cosmopolitan University was founded 1979 as a private incorporation in the state of Missouri, USA. It is first and foremost a research institute doing extensive research projects in a variety of scientific fields both for private companies and for a growing number of countries and governments worldwide.
Brick-and-mortar universities are just fine. But online ed will gain enormous importance. Subsequently
Cosmopolitan University had increasingly become a learning community that seeks to serve society by
educating the leaders of tomorrow and extending the frontiers of knowledge, pursuing understanding beyond the
limitations of existing knowledge, ideology, and disciplinary structure.
It fosters personal discovery and growth, nurtures scholarship and creativity across a broad range of common knowledge, and engages men and women from every segment of society in this quest.
Our faculty, students, staff , friends and sponsors strive toward these objectives in a context of freedom with responsibility. We foster initiative, integrity, and excellence, in an environment of collegiality, civility and responsible stewardship.
We offer courses of different formats which can be roughly categorized as
A. off-line courses
B. on-line courses
Cosmopolitan University acts as a umbrella organization that coordinates all courses. We have affiliated offices around the world where courses are offered and organized on several local premises.
If courses meet our standards they are offered by our managers and professors worldwide and off-line. This way a student for example can attend a course off-line in India another one in Austria a third one in Miami, but all at the very same Cosmopolitan University. It goes without saying that CU does issue all certificates of completion as well as any earned degrees. This way the worldwide course network allows students to travel, to relocate according to his personal situation, to be more independent, to study with less boundaries, in fact to study at many different universities worldwide towards a final degree. [through our unique solid evaluation program]
Courses on-line , web-based courses
The vast majority of courses we offer and will offer are web-based, ranging from little more than organized tours of network resources and tutorials to sophisticated courses offered by our scientific and educational experts. One will likely save a great deal of money on tuition since many courses are free while others require to pay a modest tuition.
Again Cosmopolitan University acts as a umbrella organization that coordinates, screens, evaluates and develops all made-for-online courses. If courses meet our standards they are offered by our professors online. CU issues all certificates of completion as well as any earned degrees. The completion of courses leads to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our online degree programs emphasize problem-based learning (like case studies), urging students to apply their knowledge, rooting out information, piecing together solutions et cetera.
Students can take classes wherever they are, whenever they want. They decide how long it will take to complete a course work. While they are studying, a teacher will be available to offer help, answer questions, and guide them through the learning process, but students are free to choose their own study pace. There are no physical limits as to the number of students (no walls!). A great number of courses is interactive utilizing tools like professor - student chat, forums, student - student chat, e-mail and discussion boards and so on , students actually get more faculty contact online than in a lecture hall.
Both for on-line lessons and off-line lessons Cosmopolitan University develops entire and profound curricula and course syllabi. On-line lesson plans have already become an important way for teachers to describe how they weave multiple resources together with more traditional resources to address specific learning objectives. These descriptions, "hot lesson plans", will be on the WWW and contain hot links to other WWW resources used in the lesson.
Students can take classes wherever they are, whenever they want. There are no physical limits as to the number of students or their geographical location (no walls!). People around the world and from all walks of life who can't attend a top school, and those who already have degreesexecutives, teachers, consultantsbut need lifelong education to advance their careers are currently studying at our university. If you are motivated, self-disciplined, and eager to further your education, we welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your goal.
Our graduates have had great success in having their degrees accepted. Although we can not guarantee that our
degrees will be accepted, we will gladly supply information to potential or current employers or institutions.
The entry requirement for undergraduate courses is a High School diploma or an equivalent (like "Abitur", "Matura" etc.).
The entry requirement for graduate courses is an A.S. degree. (SIC!)
Apart from that we are committed to providing equal opportunities for study.
We welcome applications from English speaking people of all nationalities and from any background, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, occupation, marital status, sensory or physical disability, religious or other beliefs.
Our online teaching staff has the freedom to manage their own schedule from their desk/home and to market their courses to other schools such multiplying their revenues, in fact creating a residual income: they get paid over and over again for work done once, as far as the development of curricula is concerned.
We have assembled a faculty of recognized experts from throughout the
global marketplace both for teaching classes and conducting research projects.
The WWW offers many ways to support improved student evaluation. Student portfolios can be on-line and subjected to peer and external professional review
The most valuable evaluation services at Cosmopolitan University will be offered by insightful professionals and scientists. Cosmopolitan University recognizes a wide range of classes taken at other accredited universities - worldwide. They all count towards the issuance of an academic degree students try to accomplish.
Cosmopolitan University also supports finding alternative ways to earn college credits, such as through challenge examinations. Mature students are particularly adept at testing out of courses by demonstrating subject mastery through a single examination. Many people have completed long unfinished degrees through the use of portfolios and examinations and our solid evaluation programs at C-University.
HOWEVER, please be advised that we do NOT give credits for things like life and/or work experience.
Cosmopolitan University is also a publishing house for references, instructional materials, thin-market material, scientific literature. We publish online as well as through state of the art methods like Printing On Demand.
Furthermore Cosmopolitan University offers a variety of other services for students, teachers and researchers like solid evaluation and publishing, and free advice from our staff and experts worldwide.
Cosmopolitan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, creed, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, admission procedures, or employment practices. CU does however comply with current US trade embargos and does not accept students from all countries.