Learning together to
transform the world


JWL provides equitable high quality tertiary learning to people and communities at the margins of societies - be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so all can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world.


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Our three principles  

JWL uses three principles for its model of tertiary learning, it has to be scalable, transferable and sustainable. These are the guiding criteria for the evolution of JWL. 

Given the fact that over a billion of people living at the margins with no access to quality education, JWL developed a blended online learning model, which is scalable in order to make higher education accessible to many more thousands of people in marginalized communities.

In response to the great variety diversity of contexts and their cultural and religious diversity, the learning model of JWL is flexible and adaptable in its approach and is transferable to very different situations. JWL uses globally designed curricula, which allows for cultural diversity.

Higher education of quality is costly and the target group of JWL are poor marginalized people. JWL overcomes this contradiction and uses a sustainable model. In JWL, the alliance of partners share the costs and make an in-kind contribution. This way the delivery of higher education is sustainable and affordable to the poor at moderate costs.



University Partners

Boston College

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Catholic University of Erbil

Erbil, Iraq

Comillas University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Creighton University

Omaha, USA

CUEA, Catholic University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenia

Georgetown University

Washington DC, USA

Gonzaga University

Spokane, USA

Munich School of Philosophy

Munich, Germany

Pontifical Gregorian University

Roma, Italy

Regis University

Denver, USA

Salt Lake City Community College

Utah, USA

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

St. Xavier’s College

Calcutta, India

The Newman Institute University College

Uppsala, Sweden

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, USA

Xavier University

Bhubaneswar, India

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