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Newport University originally founded in 1976 in California, USA as an alternative to the traditional institutions of higher education for those persons who have been unable to experience college-level learning for various reasons and was approved by the Bureau of Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education with the State of California. Its Latvia chapter established in 2008 based on its corporate charter by the competent authority of the Republic of Latvia.

In 2011, because of changed ownership Newport University California renamed as Janus University California, since then Newport University (Latvia Chapter) has no relationship with Janus University California. Newport University (Latvia Chapter) was a completely separate corporation and no how connected with the Janus University California. Newport University (Latvia Chapter) didn’t have any on-campus activities in Latvia and has a administrative office in Bangladesh, as an post-secondary educational organization to offer the distance education programs around the world.

In 2015, Newport University achieved accreditation as a Distance Educational Institution from the International Distance Education Accreditation League Inc. (IDEAL), Philippine recognized by the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), which is one of two national quality assurance networks Fully Recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippines.

In 2019, Newport University (Latvia Chapter) had decided to close its  Corporate operations in Latvia, and stared the re-establishment processing in USA. In future, the Latvia office will act as Representative office of its USA operation.

In 2020, Newport University registered as a non-profit educational organization, then becomes an charitable educational organization in the State of Utah. Besides its international accreditation, the university started the preparation process for the USA distance education accreditation, which is on its ongoing process. But the international (out of state) distance education activities are continuing as usual. Newport documents under the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations are legally recognized worldwide.

Newport University is also a Linked Enterprise of International Center of Informatization (CII) and the World Distributed University (WDU) by signing a MoU with Infofish Bangladesh Trading Corporation Ltd. and registered in the Republic of Latvia, EU following European Commission (2003): The New SME Definition. User guide and model declaration. Enterprise and Industry Publications and work as an autonomous adult educational institution.

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SME definition
User guide and model declaration
By European Commission

Article 3.3
(2.3.3 Am I a linked enterprise? (Art. 3.3))

This type of relationship corresponds to the economic situation of enterprises which form a group through the direct or indirect control of the majority of voting rights of an enterprise by another or through the ability to exercise a dominant influence on an enterprise. Such cases are, thus, less frequent than the two preceding types.


Two or more enterprises are linked when they have any of the following relationships:

– One enterprise holds a majority of the shareholders’ or members’ voting rights in another.

– One enterprise is entitled to appoint or remove a majority of the administrative, management or supervisory body of another.

– A contract between the enterprises, or a provision in the memorandum or articles of association of one of the enterprises, enables one to exercise a dominant influence over the other.

– One enterprise is able, by agreement, to exercise sole control over a majority of shareholders’ or members’ voting rights in another.

A typical example of a linked enterprise is the wholly-owned subsidiary.

Please see Page- 24, Chapter- 2 to know more in details about the LINKED ENTERPRISES status in the, European Commission (2003): The New SME Definition. User guide and model declaration. Enterprise and Industry Publications.

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