UBI Business School is one of a number of higher education facilities waiting for the government to decide whether their courses will be accredited here, and open to international students beyond the EU.
Vincent Tam is Programme Coordinator of UBI, an international private business school, based in Wiltz Castle, Luxembourg. They are part of a bigger organisation with other campuses in Brussels and Shanghai, offering British business programmes validated by Middlesex University.
In this interview, Vincent talks about the complimentary nature of varied and private educational institutes in Luxembourg, opening up the panoply of learning options to those living in Luxembourg, and to attract international students to study here; many of whom go on to gain work here afterwards.
Currently the government has left in limbo, due the COVID-19 outbreak, many higher educational facilities who need to know whether their degrees will be accredited. The reason this was ever in question was to do with the quantity of research required to retain that status.
Vincent Tam also tells us about the quick shift UBI underwent to online courses and examinations, due to his own experience of what was happening in China in January. Final exams will remain for the students, online, in a newly devised format.
Future ambitions include moving some classes to co-working spaces in Luxembourg city, alongside entrepreneurs, to learn in a hands-on way what business means.