The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and Unikemia signed a collaboration agreement to develop online education for business professionals and corporations worldwide.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) is one of the nine professional universities recognized by the Swiss Confederation. Founded under federal law, SUPSI offers more than 30 Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree courses, characterized by cutting-edge education which unites classical theoretical-scientific instruction with a professional orientation. Great care is given to research carried out in key sectors on competitively acquired projects with large European and national agencies or mandated by organizations and institutions.

Unikemia, the Online Corporate University, is a cutting-edge Edtech working on continuing online education based in Spain and with a global presence. Unikemia was born from the conviction that the continuing training of professionals in corporations has to be transformed at the pace of new technological opportunities and business environmental changes.

This alliance will allow close cooperation for launching online certificates of advanced studies with top international instructors and experts using the latest online methodologies and technologies for great experiential learning. The alliance’s main objective is to join forces to contribute to the high-quality continuing training of professionals who require updating skills related to their field of action (upskilling), as well as the development of new skills and competencies in other functions (reskilling). The first online certificate will be in entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability.

According to Oswaldo Lorenzo, partner and CEO of Unikemia, “the acceleration of online education has been exponential and brought a series of challenges, including the development of a lifelong learning culture. For this reason, the value proposition of SUPSI and Unikemia will make it possible to offer short online modules integrated into advanced certificates of 12 European credits (ECTs). This online model will allow professionals to create new learning habits compatible with their professional and personal life.”

On the other hand, Ivan Ureta, SUPSI Head of Executive Education, has pointed out that “this collaboration agreement will allow SUPSI to offer new online learning models as part of their international strategy to attend the European and Asian markets. This offering will enable professionals and corporate customers to accelerate the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in an era of exponential growth. “ The first online module will be launched in the last quarter of 2022 to be taught in February 2023 in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation with the participation of instructors in the UK, Switzerland, and Spain.