GlobalNxt University MBA degree sample. GlobalNxt University (formerly Universitas 21 Global or U21Global) is a certified university with an academic headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The university is primarily engaged in management research and is a pioneer in the application of digital and educational technologies. The colleges and colleges are as global as the students. The university has established a strong partnership with the industry and has developed a series of customized management development plans for the company. As of January 2013, U21Global has more than 9,000 students from 72 countries.
U21Global was established in Singapore in June 2001 and is a joint venture between Universitas 21 and Thomson Learning (later Cengage Learning). Universitas 21 consists of a number of well-known universities, including the University of Melbourne, the University of Nottingham, Virginia and the National University of Singapore.
At the end of 2007, Cengage Learning sold its entire 50% stake to Manipal Universal Learning International in Mauritius with U21Global’s share. The acquisition amount is unknown. In 2010, the equity of Universitas 21 was diluted to 25%, and only 10 universities continued to hold equity.
In 2012, U21Global was invited by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to re-establish itself in Malaysia as part of its strategic drive to become a global education hub. U21Global was re-established as GlobalNxt University, a certified university in Malaysia and now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.