In 2008 St Clements University (T&C E14905) established an overseas branch in Vaud, Switzerland to offer higher education programs from Switzerland as a private univesity business with the name Université Suisse Privée St Cléments (N° féd. CH-550.1.053.661-3,
It was set up to work in co-operation with a range of Professional Qualification Awarding bodies to offer degree programs which would fulfil the relevant professional bodies membership requirements.
In 2015, Université Suisse Privée St Cléments changed its name to Ecole de Commerce SCPU (SCPU Business School) as most of the initial programs were in the general business management field.
In 2016 to better manage the programs outside of the field of business that were offerred at SCPU, Ecole de Ingenieurs SCPU (SCPU School of Engineering) and Ecole de Theologie SCPU (SCPU School of Theology) were formed to teach programs specific to their specialty areas.
Mission Statement of SCPU
As far as practical education should be made easily accessible to the people through classroom campuses, satellite campuses, open learning and hybrid learning rather than forcing the students to leave their local community in order to obtain knowledge not available locally.
Learning should be a lifelong experience and that higher education should be available to all who qualify, and not just school leavers.
An important part of the SCPU's philosophy flowing from its mission statement, is that it endeavors to take education to the people where there is a need for it.