With over 100,000 students enrolled, IU Group, holding company behind IU - International University of Applied Sciences, is Germany’s largest private university group. IU provides a well-diversified mix of online degree courses, part-time studies and on-campus learning.
We are a pioneer in delivering high-quality education, leveraging technology and innovation to meet the changing needs of students.
Today, our vertically-integrated education platform offers the largest portfolio of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Europe with more than 200 accredited courses in German in English. We cooperate with more than 15,000 enterprises and actively support them in their people development including in high-demand areas such as business administration, data & artificial intelligence and technology. The company was founded in 2000 and is now present in over 40 German cities. Behind IU Group are more than 4,000 employees from more than 87 nationalities. In 2023 the British London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) as well as the Canadian University of Fredericton (UFred) were acquired by IU Group and joined their path of revolutionizing online education.
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EVERYBODY CAN ACCESS EDUCATION TO GROW
We want to become the #1 university in the world.
We are inclusive and non-elitist for global talents.
Our offering is accessible and affordable.
Our offer ranges from higher education to nano degrees.
We drive individual progress through high-quality, career-oriented education.
EMPOWER learners around the globe with the most personalized education.
Our students come first. We advance higher education with the clear goal of empowering people to grow.
We put the student centrE stage
We democratise learning by removing cultural, geographical, and financial entry-barriers and bridging the gaps between vocational, corporate and university education. Our customised learning journeys are designed to fit students’ individual lives and preferences.
highly satisfied students from more than 110 countries
Student-centric teaching innovation and AI technologies improve learning results while a clear focus on real-life skills and knowledge helps students succeed in the societies of tomorrow.
ESG is more than just three letters to us. We are committed to environmental sustainability, provide affordable education for thousands, and adhere to the highest governance standards.
of our students are from non-academic households
more new students without a-levels compared to traditional universities
of salary uplift after having completed an online study programme
We constantly look for ways to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions
At the same time, we compensate any CO2 emissions through renowned international projects. For instance, we support the expansion of renewable energies in India and promote sustainable agricultural management of the forest areas on the south coast of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe.
Online education reduces CO2 emissions by a factor of ten.
IU is the first online learning institution to be TÜV-certified for its CO2 neutrality.
Our students Put their trust in us and we keep our promise
Our mission is to empower people across the globe with the most personalized education, and over 90% of our students would recommend IU to others. We make sure to adhere to the highest standards of governance in everything we do, and to serve the interests of all our stakeholders in the best way possible.
QUALITY UNDERPINNED BY TOP ACCREDITATION
For more information on IU Group’s ESG performance and contribution to sustainable development, see our latest ESG Report.