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The '''Isles International University/Université''' (IIU), formerly called the '''Irish International University''', is an [[Unaccredited institutions of higher learning|unaccredited university]] operating in the [[United Kingdom]], [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]] and [[Belgium]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Dodgy degrees|work=[[The Star (Malaysia)|The Star]]|date=23 August 2009}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Varsity: We’re no degree mill|work=[[The Malay Mail]]|date=10 September 2009}}</ref><ref name=CohenWinch>Eyal Ben Cohen and Rachel Winch, [ Diploma and Accreditation Mills: New Trends in Credential Abuse]. Verifile Limited and Accredibase. March 2011. Page 20.</ref>
Founded in 1996, the IIU has no campus of its own but works with unspecified partner institutions in Ireland and abroad. When talking about the IIU to a BBC reporter, its "Honorary Chancellor", Jeff Wooller, said that: "The whole thing's dodgy."<ref name="bogus">Nigel Morris, {{cite web|url=|title=Investigating the bogus education scam|work=[[BBC]]|date=7 January 2008}}</ref> According to its website the IIU is still in operation although, in response to the report shown on the BBC, it has removed some material.<ref name="wild">Damian Wild, "[ Jeff Wooller's response]", Accountancy Matters, a blog from ''Accountancy Age'' January 2008. Archived by the Wayback Machine on 31 July 2008.</ref>
The IIU is run by an "executive president," Hardeep Singh Sandhu, who has been described by Malaysian news media as "a Malaysian businessman" and by Verifile and Accredibase as a "Malaysian professor."<ref name="bogus" /><ref name=CohenWinch/><ref name="gotmoney">Teh Eng Hock, et al., "[ Got money, got degree]", ''The Star'' (Malaysia), 23 August 2009. Accessed 24 July 2011.</ref> Sandhu also set up IIU, according to Wooller.<ref name="wild" />
==In the news==
It was reported in the press on 7 January 2008 that businesswoman [[Mary Chapman]], chief executive of the [[Chartered Management Institute]] (CMI), had been hoodwinked into attending and handing out certificates at a degree ceremony.<ref>{{cite news|url=|title=Bogus university duped top businesswoman into handing out its degrees|work=[[The Times]]|date=7 January 2008 | location=London | first=Dominic | last=Kennedy}}</ref> Chapman agreed to be guest of honour at the ceremony held in the [[Divinity School, Oxford|Divinity School]] at the [[University of Oxford]]. Pictures of her in attendance, which were posted on the university's website, have now been removed. The ceremony was also attended by an undercover reporter and actor from the BBC. The ''Times''' article referenced above states that the CMI has "severed all links" to the IIU and that the University of Oxford has banned the IIU from using its premises again. A Malaysian, described by the ''Sunday Star'' as a "prominent public figure" and "leading academic", who had received an [[honorary degree]] from Irish International University in 2001 was surprised to be told (in 2009) that the university was considered to be a scam. He told a newspaper reporter that he had attended a graduation ceremony at the [[University of London]] and that the school seemed "very credible."<ref>"[ Duped by rogue college]", ''The Sunday Star'' (Malaysia), August 23, 2009. Accessed 2010-07-08.</ref>
A BBC London News investigation by reporter [[Angela Saini]]<ref name="saini">{{cite news|url=,,2236682,00.html|title=A degree of deception|work=[[The Guardian]]|date=8 January 2008 | location=London | first=Angela | last=Saini}}</ref> discovered that at its advertised Dublin campus address there was only a mailbox. The investigation also found that the IIU was accredited by "Quality Assurance Commission UK Limited", owned by the IIU's executive president and nothing more than a mailbox and a small website.<ref name="saini" />
==Irish International University and Isles International University==
The [[Oregon State Office of Degree Authorization]] says of the Irish International University that it is located in [[Malaysia]] and [[Switzerland]] and that:
<blockquote>The Irish government has requested that Malaysia close this entity on grounds that it is neither Irish nor a university. It has obtained a business license in a Swiss canton, but is not a Swiss university.<ref name="oda">"[ Unaccredited Colleges]", Oregon Student Assistance Commission, Office of Degree Authorization. Accessed 6 July 2011.</ref></blockquote>
Irish International University (or Irish International University of Europa<ref>[ top page] (at, Irish International University of Europa. Archived by the Wayback Machine on 7 February 2005.</ref>) was renamed Isles International University.<ref name="gotmoney" /> As of 5 July 2011, the top page of the Irish International University (, with an Irish [[top-level domain]]) said at its foot "Isles Internationale Universite [sic]"<ref>[ Copy] archived at WebCite.</ref> and had a link labeled "Enter Website" that pointed to the website of Isles International University (, with an Ascension Island top-level domain), which said at its foot "Isles Internationale Universite [sic] (European Union) Limited".<ref>[ Copy] archived at WebCite.</ref>
The Office of Degree Authorization of Oregon says of the Isles International University that it is located in [[Saint Kitts|St Kitts]] and Malaysia.<ref name="oda" />
==Isles Internationale Universite in Malaysia==
Isles Internationale <!-- sic --> Universite <!-- sic --> in Malaysia (IIUM), also called Isles International University in Malaysia, describes itself as ''a non profit making international organisation dedicated to cross-cultural experience with a global perspective in leadership & enterpreneurialship'' [sic].<ref>[], accessed 24 July 2011.</ref> The IIUM website mentions the Accreditation Syndicate for Education and Training (ASET), whose sole address in Malaysia is identical to that of IIUM.<ref>[ ASET contact page],<!-- archived at -->; [ IIUM contact page],<!-- archived at --> Both accessed 24 July 2011.</ref>
==European Business School Cambridge==
The European Business School Cambridge, or European Business School (Cambridge), is an offshoot of IIU.<ref>"[ Concern at University of Wales overseas degrees]", BBC News, 9 November 2010. Accessed 24 July 2011.</ref><ref>Isabel Shapiro, "Fake 'Oxbridge educations' for sale over the internet", ''Varsity'', 18 January 2008. ([ PDF]) Accessed 24 July 2011.</ref>
==See also==
* [[List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning]]
* [[Diploma mills]]
* [[Accreditation mill]]
== References ==
== External links ==
*[ Isles International University website]
*[ Irish International University website] ([ archived version from 5 July 2011, 02:02 UTC])
*[ Isles Internationale Université] School of Doctoral Studies
*[ European Business School (Cambridge)]
*[ Quality Assurance Commission] (accreditation company reportedly owned by the IIU's executive president)
[[Category:Unaccredited institutions of higher learning]]
[[Category:Educational institutions established in 1996]]
Reason: ANN scored at 0.894155
Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Thursday, the 22nd of October 2015 at 12:17:14 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of March 2012 at 02:38:29 AM #26095
Anonymous (anonymous)

Irish International University can be seen at, Isles International Universite at and Isles International University at, all are not the same entities, it is misleading to describe them are one entity as all have diferent jurisdiction and registration numbers

Thursday, the 22nd of October 2015 at 12:17:14 PM #101880
Bradley (anonymous)