City University of Paris (CityU Paris) becomes a member of UPCEA

01 Jun 2023

City University of Paris (CityU Paris) announced that it was approved of its affiliation with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), United States.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we are always seeking for opportunities to enhance the values of what our members obtain,” President of CityU Paris Dr Alaric Naude said. He added, “What UPCEA provides is exceptional, especially that it relates directly to our mission. We are excited to share these additional educational and professional support to our members.”

UPCEA memberships enriches CityU Paris by providing further educational and professional development opportunities. The association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and bench-marking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, and is the leading association for professional, continuing and online education in North America.

Incorporated in Paris, France, (922 054 150 R.C.S. Paris), City University of Paris is a private and independent distance learning organization. City University of Paris is now an affiliate member of UPCEA and is listed on

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Under the French education system, private schools are either “sous contrat” – with the government paying teachers’ salaries and the school following the national curriculum – or “hors contrat” - not funded by the government, and therefore not obligated to follow any particular curriculum.

The City University of Paris is a "hors contrat" school, and its awards are not eligible for admission nor credit transfer into French public educational institutions.