Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala

Double degree programme launched in partnership with UFM University

12 July 2021

The University of Buckingham is pleased to announce our new partnership with Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala.

UFM are one of the leading universities in Central America, establishing an outstanding reputation for teaching and disseminating the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a free society.

On signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Buckingham and UFM, Gabriel Calzada, Rector of UFM said: “This signing is very important to all of us at UFM. We consider the two universities to be sister organisations. We share values, we share a love of the search for truth, and we share a passion for liberty. We hope this partnership sees greater collaboration and sees great results – advancing our cause in the coming years.”

Professor James Tooley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham added: “I’ve been a long-standing admirer of UFM, having visited on a couple of occasions, recognising the ties that bind us. We are united in a common love of liberty, including academic freedom and the search for truth.  I have deep respect for UFM’s Rector, Gabriel Calzada, and look forward to a deep and meaningful collaboration over the years.”

This partnership with the Guatemalan University will allow UFM students to start their PG Certificate in Money, Banking and Central Banking online while in their final undergraduate year in Guatemala and graduate with two degrees.

UFM students can also come to Buckingham for a term to benefit from Buckingham’s small tutorial group teaching style, before returning to Guatemala to finish their certificate online.

The University of Buckingham looks forward to working with UFM University and expanding the number of programmes available to students in the future.