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Leveraging its prestigious partnerships, Northrise University has been able to enhance its programs and provide the best opportunities for student success. We are privileged to have strong relationships with high-quality Christian institutions and affiliate bodies to enhance the academic experiences of students and faculty.

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    Baylor University

    Baylor University has granted Northrise University access to its graduate program enabling Northrise to equip its future faculty members through its own faculty development program. Also, Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing sends student teams to Northrise in the summer to engage in fieldwork that allows them to experience the challenges and opportunities presented by a developing country and its context. Partnering with a world-class research university enables faculty members to engage in mutually-beneficial research projects.

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    Grand Canyon University (GCU)

    Grand Canyon University (GCU) has welcomed Northrise faculty and staff members to pursue some of its doctoral and master’s programs as part of the faculty/staff development initiative. GCU, an expert at offering online faculty/staff development modules, is using them to enhance and equip Northrise employees at a higher level.

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    Fontys University

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a forward-looking institution located in the Netherlands that strongly emphasizes technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Students partnered with those at Northrise together from the Social Enterprise Project, which recycles plastic bags to create cosmetic and multipurpose bags, thereby reducing waste through innovation.

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    Dordt University

    Dordt University has a robust engineering program, and its professors have invested in developing curriculum and are teaching students who will eventually go on to be part of the engineering faculty at Northrise University. Northrise has committed to establishing an engineering school that will graduate civil and mechanical engineers who will play a critical role in further developing the infrastructure of Zambia. The partnership with Dordt will help ensure that these goals come to fruition.

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    Le Tourneau University

    Le Tourneau (LTU) is also involved in establishing the engineering school at Northrise University and has invested in curriculum development and served in an advisory capacity. Future Northrise engineering faculty will be trained and equipped at LTU as part of its strategic plan to establish the school.

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    The Christian Colleges and University Association (CCUA)

    Enables Christian colleges and universities throughout Zambia to collectively foster spiritual vitality. Northrise and other Christ-centered universities belonging to CCUA together promote the integration of faith and learning as they defend a Christian pedagogy within higher education.

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    Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)

    The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 185 Christian institutions around the world. Since 1976, the CCCU has served as the leading national voice of Christian higher education. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 19 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

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    Consortium For Global Education (CGE)

    The Consortium for Global Education (CGE) is a non-profit global organization with a membership of accredited American private universities and colleges with consortium member campuses, located in more than 23 USA states and 6 nations, are equally committed to quality programs of international education. Affiliate members, such as Northrise University, represent key national universities worldwide. Each member of the consortium is committed to a high value of quality academic education and supports the internationalization of higher education through student and faculty global participation.

Accrediting Partners

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    The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

     Zambia’s higher education regulatory authority, which functions as a registrar, accreditor, and quality assurance promoter for both public and private higher education institutions throughout the nation. Northrise University is both recognized and accredited by the Higher Education Authority, which enables us to offer approved and accredited programs.

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    The Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA)

    Regulates national qualifications for local and international comparability, ensuring that an institution’s qualification is recognized at both levels. With our qualifications registered and recognized by ZAQA, we can ensure that a diploma from Northrise exists as the proper credential for our graduates to compete in both the national and international job markets.

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    The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)

    A membership body that regulates the Zambian accountancy profession. NU Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates must be members of ZICA in order for their accountancy qualification to hold Zambian recognition.

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    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    is a thriving global community of 227,000 members based in 176 countries, upholding the highest professional and ethical values in accountancy. The NU Bachelor of Finance and Accounting exists as an ACCA exemption accredited program, which enables graduates to take advantage of certain exemptions when they endeavor to pursue this professional qualification.

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