Victoria University (VU) was founded by principal academics from the University of Neuchâtel. The school was constituted in 2002 as a special project of the Neuchâtel Government and the Swiss Canton (State) of Neuchâtel officially approved "Victoria University". In the same year, the Singapore Ministry of Education approved the university's Asia Pacific programs. In year 2004, VU marked the start of a highly successful cooperation with Peking University's leading academic faculty in Beijing. Today, Victoria University is one of the fastest growing universities in Switzerland and has a student body of approximately 1600 students across the globe and an alumni network of more than 8000 former students.
Victoria University (VU) is an excellent multiple location business competency creating institution. It provides a unique opportunity for enhancing individual expertise with an eye on job mobility and new enterprise creation. VU is guided by a key desire to enhance global business alliances and strategy. VU programs cut across countries and regions targeted at business professionals at critical stages of their careers. Students enjoy a genuine cohort experience in an intimate, intensive learning environment. In this world of dynamic changes, VU has the ability to link business leaders with energetic markets. VU emphasizes the development of the participants' ability to work within a multicultural environment. The school offers participants analytical and problem-solving skills, broad cultural awareness, a relevant curriculum and fantastic learning opportunities. As a result, participants will be able to engage actively both in the global economy and the local marketplace.
At present, the school's architects are all experienced academics. They originate from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt, Australia and China. VU faculty have gained their PhDs and taught at the world's leading business schools. Their research is published in journals, and they consult to the world's leading companies and organizations.
With a wide range of services provided by local government and industry alike, the school's founders have developed a concept for a business school in the pursuit of international business. Neuchâtel's international appeal, its modern infrastructure, its creative, dynamic industry, its attractive city center and scenic surroundings, make the city an ideal place for such a school of business.
Neuchâtel has an outstanding location in Europe with optimal traffic connections to major business centers like Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Milan and Frankfurt. As a result, the city has an appealing business infrastructure. In order to complement this attractiveness, the government and local business are very interested having a center for business learning in their canton.