WTU withdraws degree-granting status application

August 5, 2008

In February, World Trade University withdrew its application to BC's Degree Quality Assessment Board, but professors recruited to teach at WTU didn't learn of the withdrawal until last week. The university was supposed to open in Chilliwack in September 2006, but on-going delays and excuses created suspicion about the credibility of WTU's founder, leading local and provincial politicians to acknowledge the proposed university's failure. Claims of international campuses and ties to the WTO and the UN have not been proven. National Post