There shall be no compromise on standard, quality and reputation within the various schools of the Consortium. Under no circumstances shall Consortium Universities brand themselves otherwise or deviate from its mission and vision other than to distinguish themselves as academic institutions with worldwide reputation listed amongst the best known campus and distance learning academic institutions in the world.

Academic Consortium of the America (ACA) was established in the USA by a group of academicians who have a passion for international education through the setup of links between dedicated educators with a passion for excellence in higher internationally recognised education . The Consortium is composed of a group Institutions worldwide to provide intellectual dialog and academic excellence . It also has in its membership universities registered and accredited in the Republic of Suriname under the applicable laws.


The following areas of cooperation between one or more cooperating partners apply:
• Exchange of experience in research and training of specialists, faculty members and students;
• Participation in seminars and academic meetings;
• Exchange of academic materials and other information;
• Special short-term academic programmes shall be planned and offered;
• Exchange of Administrative Managers/Coordinators;
• Methodical assistance/consulting assistance/literature;
• Joint collaboration and grant applying for financing of teaching programs and courses, guest lectures;
• To promote each other's programs and activity curricula (including the syllabi and specialisation areas), programs and teaching-methodical materials, information on the basic measures in the field of teaching-methodological, scientific and cultural activity on a mutual basis;
• To engage in further training for administrators, managers, lecturers, scientific employees in the appropriate departments, faculties, chairs and other structural divisions;
• To provide qualified lecturers for lecturing and realisation of methodological consultations and to developed programs for joint cooperation;
• To participate jointly in the development of the grant-programs and projects in educational and scientific fields;
• To consider the exchange of educational materials and publications for academic purposes;
• To organize and hold conferences, seminars and symposiums, convocation in the framework of joint activities or participate in similar activities;
• To prepare and publish materials in the framework of joint activities;
• To promote jointly further international educational development activities and scientific cooperation;
• To inform each other on the basic methods of teaching methodological, scientific and cultural activities where applicable;
• Cooperate to improve lecturing and campus learning programs and organization of the teaching methods;
• To encourage lifelong (continual education) learning to raise professional and business competitiveness;
• To assist adults to further their knowledge and skills, through continual education to advanced methods and techniques;
• The acceptance for academic credit and further studies based on the rules and applicable regulations, credentials and academic awards from each other to allow student admission for further studies;

These academic aspects applicable are:
• To allow students to establish contact with other students studying the same topics
• To provide access and special support to students where need or to provide student exchange programs to each other
• To provide the exchange or availability of learning materials and information that is relevant to the student's own field of endeavour
• To provide information and counselling to students that will enable them to make the correct program choices
• To ensure that students have the assistance and guidance to meet their own long term career and academic ambitions

Cooperating institutions develop, identify and implement joint programs and activities for faculty and staff in order to encourage the exchange or use of faculty, research and administrative personnel for specified periods of time as required and jointly agreed by signed agreements. The exchange of faculty and staff is based on academic activities as required.


Business School of the Americas

Technological University of the Americas