Never before has education played a more vital role in the resilience and development of our increasingly competitive communities. In response, Cintana Education is working to enable students from around the globe to thrive in a challenging world by providing access to the educational resources and experiences they need and deserve. Over the past 12 months, Arizona State University (ASU), Cintana Alliance member universities and Cintana Education have worked collaboratively to make high-quality education and unique academic opportunities a reality for tens of thousands of students. The following stories of our partners, their students, and our global community reflect this commitment to their success.
New Partners Expand the Cintana Alliance’s Global Reach
In 2022, five new universities joined the Cintana Alliance: Galala University, University of Donja Gorica (UDG), Universitas Esa Unggul, Mapúa University, CEIPA. Two additional partners have also just signed up to join our network and will be announced to our Cintana community shortly in the new year. In addition, American University Kyiv (AUK), opened its doors to the first group of Ukrainian students in fall 2022.
Today, the Alliance comprises 14 universities, reaching more than 100K students around the world.
Cintana Alliance Partners Lead in Accreditations and Rankings
Among a host of other accomplishments, The NorthCap University (NCU), Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULatina), Mapúa University and Istanbul Bilgi University (Bilgi) were identified as leaders in their respective regions, being recognized by some of the top accreditors and rankings in the world.
New Dual Degree Programs and State-Of-The-Art Learning Facilities
Universidad Internacional del Ecuador launched its first 3+1 dual degree program with ASU. Students in the program can obtain a bachelor degree in International Business from UIDE and a bachelor degree in International Trade from ASU.
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara announced a new state-of-the-art campus for its International School of Medicine. The new campus offers immersive simulation learning spaces to reinforce clinical knowledge and improve team communication and decision-making skills.
Mapúa University launched the Global Classroom, a tech-enabled learning space designed to facilitate collaboration among students across different time zones and allow them to work on projects that are linked to real industry scenarios.
Cintana Alliance Leaders Come Together
In addition to connecting virtually, 2022 allowed us to bring leaders and students together in-person.
The following month, presidents from across the Alliance converged in Arizona for the ASU-Cintana Alliance Presidents’ Summit to collaborate and share ideas around some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing global higher education. Participants attended sessions with ASU President, Michael Crow; toured Dreamscape Learn and Thunderbird School of Global Management’s global headquarters.
In early July, Cintana Alliance students participated in the inaugural Sustainability and Innovation Summer Immersion Program at ASU. Their two-week experience included interactive classes on sustainability, innovation, and entrepreneurship hosted by ASU Global Launch. It culminated with students presenting an innovative idea that addressed one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
LATAM marketing leaders and the Cintana marketing team gathered in Miami, FL for two days filled with interactive sessions. They discussed the Cintana marketing discipline model, shared best practices, and exchanged knowledge about the Powered by ASU brand standards.
By the Numbers
Every Cintana affiliate has seen its enrollment grow over the past year. That increase was driven by the more than 27,000 new students that enrolled at partner institutions in 2022, and of all Cintana partners, four grew more than 20% from 2021 to 2022.
42 Global Link pathways were approved (+125 in pipeline), with over 300 students currently enrolled in pathway programs across eight partner institutions. The programs introduced a new software, Global Transfer Solution, to support program mapping, tracking, and reporting.
In total, more than 18,000 students gained access to ASU content — a huge step in our collective effort to connect the global higher education community to high-quality education.
Earlier this year, we also introduced Breakthroughs, the central source for news and updates from our partners around the world. We currently have more than 1,000 subscribers and our average readership is over 56%.
The first group of students graduated through the ASU Online Master’s program in Mandarin, called ASU ZaiXian. Offered in partnership with Cintana, 13 students received master’s degrees in applied leadership and management in July and hundreds more were expected to graduate this fall. Currently, more than a thousand students are enrolled in the four Master’s programs.