President Hurley Signs Cooperation Agreement with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University

September 19, 2012


BUFFALO, NY – John J. Hurley, president of Canisius College and His Excellency Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, PhD, president of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGIUNI), signed a cooperation agreement between the two institutions.  Canisius will control admissions to the programs, student progress, and assessment.  Instruction will be delivered online by Canisius faculty while TAGIUNI will recruit qualified students and provide academic services such as advisement, positive identification of students, testing, and tutoring. 

The agreement includes the following four online programs:  Master of Science in International Business, Certificate in Educational Administration, Certificate in Educational Technologies & Emerging Media, and Certificate in Online Teaching and Training.  The degrees and certificates will be awarded by Canisius but will also be co-branded and recognize the cooperation of TAGIUNI.

 “This agreement affirms our interest in increasing our program enrollments from outside the United States,” said President Hurley. “This is one of the bridges we are building to extend our global reach. We are especially happy to partner with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University and participate in the wide network of contacts the organization has. Talal has been a friend to Canisius College for many years, has recruited students for our classroom programs, and has an excellent reputation in business and education.”

“We view cooperation with Canisius College as an important step toward building a strong online educational system to reach the rest of the world,” said Abu-Ghazaleh.  “It is very important for TAGIUNI to be part of global educational institutions in cooperation with such outstanding institutions as Canisius College.”

TAGIUNI is also working on similar agreements with accredited universities elsewhere in the US and in Europe.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGIUNI) aims to train the next generation of business and professional leaders through high-quality academic programs, professional certification, language diplomas, entrepreneurship training and innovative learning in a variety of disciplines. It attracts students and professionals from across the world, contributing to excellence in learning, and fulfilling the needs of citizens by providing them with the skills of emerging technologies and disciplines.

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One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius College is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius offers 11 online graduate degree and certificate programs in the fields of business and education.