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About Piedmont International University

Piedmont International University is located in the growing city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Although our history and heritage date back over a hundred years – John Wesley University, a constituent college, had its origins in 1903 – PIU is very much a modern American university. 

In its current form, the university is rapidly gaining recognition for innovative partnerships with professional organizations and businesses, and pioneering the delivery of affordable but excellent degree programs. Amidst national concern about college affordability, Piedmont International University is prioritizing the creation of degree programs focused on the future of jobs. Our goal is to educate professionals who will be in high demand even as the use of automation and artificial intelligence becomes pervasive in many occupations currently reliant on humans.

We put the student first – giving them exceptional classroom teaching delivered by highly capable faculty, and opportunities for experiential learning in real workplace contexts. Outside the classroom, we prioritize the development of the whole person – by creating opportunities to experience the breadth and depth of college life in a variety of extra-curricular and sporting contexts.

We invite you to explore the richness and diversity of the intellectual community at PIU through these pages.


Piedmont International University to Host On-Site Evaluation Team Visit


Piedmont International University will host a Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) on-site Evaluation Team starting on Monday, January 13th through Thursday, January 16th, 2020 for the purpose of evaluating the institution for reaffirmation III. Third party comments are invited and may be addressed to: TRACS, 15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551. TRACS […]

Executive Vice President Writes Opinion Article on Soleimani Killing


Dr. Sandeep Gopalan of Piedmont International University published an article on The Daily Caller discussing the recent Soleimani killing, specifically what this action tells us about President Trump. From the article:  The president has been conned by Washington, D.C. warmongers. After three years of sticking with admirable restraint to his election promise to put America first and avoid […]

Faculty Article on Proposed UN Cybercrime Convention


The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in December 2019 to draft a new international convention to tackle cybercrimes. The resolution was sponsored by Russia and opposed by major Western countries including the United States. Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Executive Vice President of Piedmont International University, authored an opinion article in the major Middle East […]

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