Corporate University CU Certification


The Way to Excellence for Corporate Universities

GlobalCCU CU Certification is the highest global recognition of the existence, the reliability, and the level of maturity, of performance and excellence of a Corporate University 

delivered at the end of a deep and gradual assessment process by renowned experts.


Make it evident that your CORPORATE UNIVERSITY

creates value for People, Business and Society.


Congratulations to the Corporate Universities rewarded by GlobalCCU recently! 

The Corporate University of Russian Railways in Russia has been successfully certified with GlobalCCU CU Certification Compliance level.

Big congratulations to the Project team who worked intensively over the past four months to prepare for the in-depth on-site assessment! It is an impressive achievement for all those involved in this accomplishment, well done!

"The ten-year history of the Corporate University of Russian Railways has resulted in establishing an integrated system of continuous development of management of Russian Railways Holding, the Company with more than 1 million employees. The University has elaborated a wide range of learning events that bring together Russian Railways and all key stakeholders: state, business partners, institutions of higher education and research, members of professional and expert communities. The main task of such events is to address together the common business solutions aimed at strategic performance improvement, creation of shared values and culture. The University aspires to be a key driving force of the strategic development of the Russian Railways Holding and the transport industry as a whole creating synergies for all stakeholders and contributing to the growth of national economy.

Going through the certification became a real touchstone for the corporate education system of Russian Railways. The serious diligent work carried out during five months allowed the GlobalCCU experts to confirm that human capital development in Russian Railways complies with the highest requirements recognized at the global level. The Corporate University of Russian Railways gained valuable experience of self-evaluation analyzing its activities according to different criteria and their alignment with the internationally acknowledged principles and standards of corporate education. Certification process afford our team to clearly define the strategic challenges and ways of further development. 

All this provides the great opportunities for the Corporate University of Russian Railways and its clients. The use of best practices of corporate universities around the world – members of Global CCU – will help us to make our programmes more effective, interesting and beneficial. Moreover, certification will create a good impact on enhancing the cooperation with Russian Railways foreign partners including the joint delivery of learning projects". 

Roman Baskin, Director of Russian Railways Corporate University

TVS Motor Company’s Corporate University, the Institute for Quality and Leadership (TVS IQL) in Hosur, India.

The GlobalCCU certificate was presented by the CEO & Director of TVS Motor, Sh KN Radhakrishnan to Dr Kovaichelvan, during the annual learning convention held on 25th Jan, 2019 at IQL.


“ In order to develop IQL, TVS decided to go for formal certification as a corporate university by an appropriate body. GlobalCCU was chosen as it had a structured approach towards maturity with three levels. We have applied for compliance level to start with. The preparation for GlobalCCU itself helped us to calibrate IQL against the requirements of a corporate university. We were very happy to learn that the model evolved over ten years for IQL, met the requirements with a high score. 

This process also helped IQL to articulate the Vision, Ambition, Mission and guiding principles and aligning the six academies of IQL. We are now preparing a three year strategic plan for IQL towards realising the Vision. I believe, such global recognition for IQL as a corporate university would pave way.”

Dr Kovaichelvan  

The GlobalCCU Certification journey - How does it work? 

The 3 certifications are interlinked and must be undertaken in ascending order: the Corporate University Compliance Certification, the Corporate University Performance Certification and the Corporate University Excellence Certification.

You have a true Corporate University.

Your Corporate University challenges and implements the Business Strategies of your Organisation as well as embodies the corporate Culture, Identity and Brand in its stakeholders.

Your Corporate University challenges and implements
the Corporate Responsibility of your Organisation.

What are the benefits for your organisation?

Be recognized as owner of a true Corporate University; Assess the level of maturity of yours Corporate University; Align the branding of your Corporate University with the Corporate Brand and Employer Brand; Promote an image of modernity, efficiency and responsibility; Make right decisions about your Corporate University basis to sustain it for long term; Reinforce the feeling of belonging of employees and their trust in the future; Give the Corporate University staff Members confidence in their job skills and a major recognition at the global scale, and mobilize them on the critical changes and transformations to be done.

Provide evidence of the performance and influence of your Corporate University; Demonstrate your Corporate University impacts its leadership, its culture, its business, its competitiveness and supports its change and transformation; Develop its collective intelligence and innovation; Forge closer ties with its employees, clients, suppliers, and other business external stakeholders and maintain an appropriate balance of its ecosystem.

Provide evidence of the commitment of your Corporate University in Corporate Responsibility towards your employees and external stakeholders; Gain the recognition and trust of your employees and reinforce their sense of community and interdependence; Present a determinant and influential argument to your external stakeholders, particularly the ethical stock market indexes, non-financial rating Agencies, Governmental Organisations and NGOs, that it is a true responsible Organisation.

What makes the GlobalCCU CU CERTIFICATION a must have?

  • The worldwide reputation of GlobalCCU, the Global Council of Corporate Universities launched in 2005.
  • The deep knowledge and experience based on the observation of the phenomenon at a global scale.
  • The professionalism and seriousness of the process in the hands of real experts in Corporate Universities experienced in different activity sectors, in different regions of the world, and applying the same framework.
  • The limited financial investment required to enter the certification.

Auditors accredited by GlobalCCU

The GlobalCCU Certification is operated by a high-level pool of Auditors accredited by GlobalCCU and led by Annick Renaud-Coulon, Chairman of GlobalCCU. All auditors have signed a code of conduct requiring them to conscientiously respect confidentiality, secrecy, impartiality, loyalty, respect of people and clients.

How to proceed? 


The eligibility criteria with which your Corporate University must comply for its eligibility are as follows:

  • To be a distinct Unit within the Organisation, with own identity, staff, budget and to be situated at the Corporate level.
  • To serve the business strategies, the culture, the identity and the brand of the Organisation.
  • To not provide services to external non-clients of the Organisation for money or no more than 30% of its activities.

The applicant Organisation has to:

  • When we receive the form, we will send you an agreement and an invoice for the eligibility stage: 2 500 € (GlobalCCU Awards winners are exempt).
  • Once the signed agreement and payment are received, your journey towards excellence begins!
    The next step is we will send an eligibility questionnaire for you to complete.

Compliance certification is a 6-step process with a deep assessment

Classical journey

Blended journey 

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility: 2 500 € (1 250 € for the GlobalCCU Awards winners of the two previous contests).
All information on the total budget is available on demand.

Guiding Principles
The Company Candidates will accept the certification process, the results of this process and the decisions of GlobalCCU with respect to the certification.

Cancellation, refund
No refund can be made and no cause of refund can be invoked.

For more information

To learn more about the offer or to discuss in more detail about the GlobalCCU CU CERTIFICATION, 
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  • a factory for strategists
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  • 10 August 2018
    E-learn.magazine (USA) published an in depth interview with Annick Renaud-Coulon. She shares her views on how Corporate Universities can successfully fulfill their role in the digital age. There’s a huge future ahead for corporate education.   More >

  • In the June/July issue of Elearning! magazine, Annick Renaud-Coulon cites her expert opinion on the challenges affecting globalized Corporate Universities and on the impact of nationalist trends that cannot undermine them.   More >

  • Great article in CLO Magazine about the Future of Corporate Universities in the Digital Disruption Age, by Annick Renaud-Coulon.  More >

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Impacting Events

  • 2021 GlobalCCU e-Forum was a virtual event, due to the pandemic crisis, bringing together Award winners, VIPs, Partners and learning experts from 21 countries around the world. Russian Railways won the 2021 GlobalCCU Best overall Gold Award and 16 other impressive Corporate Universities were rewarded.

  • 12 May 2020: Benchmarking webinar on Corporate Universities and social distancing, Challenges, Strategies and Takeaways! with Juliano Marcilio, HR Director of Bradesco, Brasil and Annick Renaud-Coulon

  • 21 April 2020: Corporate University brand assessment and development webinar presented by Annick Renaud-Coulon
    « Thanks for hosting a wonderful session on branding. This session gave us a chance to see how other corporate universities have approached it. It was very interesting to see branding examples around the world. »
    « Great session! We got good insights for Corporate University branding aspects. »
    « A benchmarking for branding, learning from what others are doing and elements of branding well explained. »
    « We were heavily internally focused. This webinar opened up our minds. Thank u. »
    « I've got useful tips and insight as well. »
    « Lot of insights to brand our corporate university. Thanks a lot. »

  • 2019 GlobalCCU Awards and Forum hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Hamburger University, Academia Santander and Unibrad, Bradesco.
    PT Telkom Indonesia won the 2019 GlobalCCU Best overall Gold Award and 18 other impressive Corporate Universities were rewarded.

  • Uni Brad (Brazil), GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner, celebrated their outstanding achievement with the CEO of Banco Bradesco.

  • Igor Fernando Ferreira, McDonald’s – Arcos Dorados (Latin America) Best Corporate University - Leader of the Year 2017.

  • 2015 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony in Paris, France gathered Ambassadors, diplomats and journalists from across the globe to honour the award winning Corporate Universities.

  • UniBB (Brazil) GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner.
    Below UniBB had a stand at Conarh (Human Resources National Congress), the largest human resources event in Latin America and second in the world. Visitors learnt about the success of UniBB in the stand here in photo.

  • GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2013
    13 March 2013 at Microsoft France Headquarters in Paris, France MORE >

  • DAU, Defense Acquisition University, the best overall Corporate University Gold Winner 2013, organized a ceremony in front of the entire university for presenting the GlobalCCU Award.The trophy has been displayed in the Pentagon to all the senior leadership.

  • 2013 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft HQ in Paris, highlighted winners from outstanding Corporate Universities from five continents.

    GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
    at the Sorbonne
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Sharing knowledge

Hugo Pena Brandão, Executive Manager of Banco do Brasil Corporate University (UniBB) welcomed Annick Renaud-Coulon in Brasilia on 17 and 18 March 2016 for filming video lessons for the UniBB Portal.