NEWTON University was founded by the Czech investment and consulting group NEWTON in 2003 under the name ‘NEWTON College’. At the beginning of 2004, following approval from the then Accreditation Commission, it received official approval from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic to operate as a private non-university college. At the same time, a three-year bachelor’s programme offering professionally oriented study in Economics and Management was accredited. The programme’s areas of study were ‘Global Business and Management’ and ‘Management of International Institutions and Public Administration’.
From the time of its foundation until 2011, NEWTON College operated only in Brno, in the premises of the Savings Academy in the Černá Pole district (now the Academy College and Faculty for Regional Development and International Studies at Mendel University). Unlike most other private universities, the degree programme was taught on a full-time basis. The combined form of study, in which teaching is organised in blocks during the weekend to accommodate the needs of students in full-time employment, became part of the school in the following years.
In 2011, the college moved to Rašínova Street in the centre of Brno, right next to Svoboda Square, where it still operates today. At the same time, preparations began to expand the college to Prague. In the academic year 2013/14, the first students began studying in new premises at Václavské náměstí 11 (DAREX building), which served as NEWTON’s Prague campus until 2019.
The year 2019 was a major milestone in the history of the college: the location changed to the Prague Congress Centre, and at the same time NEWTON College was newly accredited by the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education, again for a three-year bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Management.
Accreditation for the master’s (engineering) programme and the Global Business and Management programme in English
In 2020, NEWTON College received accreditation from the National Accreditation Office for a follow-up professionally oriented master’s (engineering) study programme in Economics and Management. A year later, this was followed by accreditation for a professionally oriented bachelor’s degree programme in Global Business and Management to be taught in English. Since 2020, other educational activities have been offered, including a comprehensive range of postgraduate educational courses and programmes. These programmes are based on the standards of the Czech Association of MBA Schools (CAMBAS) and the prestigious global association for the development of business schools, AACSB.
In 2021, Newton College become Newton University
In May 2021, the original name of NEWTON College was changed to its current form, Newton University (Vysoká škola NEWTON, in Czech). In the context of communication with students on the English-language Global Business and Management programme, as well as in other international communications, the name NEWTON University (in English) was adopted. The English version of the name also became the basis for the University’s new logo.