About PGS


World Wide Accredited Diplomas

The Paris Graduate School as a branch of IKI offers students a unique opportunity to study on-line distance learning programs and on site in Paris which will lead to a professional qualification. ‘Education on Your Doorstep’ enables students to gain a UK accredited qualification while studying in their home country or in Paris:” the city of light”. Our flexible programs are provided by UK awarding bodies and enable students to study up to degree level (QCF level 6) and post graduate diploma (QCF level 7). These programs give students membership of a professional institute as well as gaining a UK accredited qualification. Students who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Business Studies (Level 6) will be eligible to apply for entry to the final stage (3rd year) of a relevant UK degree. Students who have completed the post-graduate diploma (Level 7) will be eligible to receive 120 credit exemptions toward the final stage of a UK MBA/MSc degree.

Our Mission

The mission of the Innovative Knowledge Institute is to enable students to attain a qualitative education; to ensure they have access to worldwide accredited courses; to bring greater visibility, flexibility, autonomy and accessibility to their education; to support career and professional development; and to develop each student’s abilities to the full in order to produce professional and enterprising people.


Innovative Knowledge Institute “est un établissement privé d’enseignement supérieur ouvert au titre du Code de l’Education – Decret du 25 janvier 1876 – Article L. 731-2, L. 731-3 et L. 731-4 sous le numéro E 13-09”

Innovative Knowledge Institute is authorized by the local authorities to deliver courses to International students

The Innovative Knowledge Institute (IKI) is accredited by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, and CTH are authorized to offer students either full or part-time studies.

CTH is an international examining and Awarding body, providing globally recognized Awards for Hospitality and Tourism Management

CTH is regulated by Ofqual as an Awarding body authorized to offer qualifications at all levels on the UK National Qualifications Framework. Ofqual regulates general and vocational qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

ATHE Awards for Training and Higher Education provides centers with qualifications in administration management, business, tourism, computing and health and social care. We have made a name for ourselves with good customer service, excellent quality standards and rewarding qualifications with progression routes to university degrees.

Professional routes

Students can progress to degree entry as follows:

Certificate Awards – enable the student to apply for entry to the first year of a relevant degree program.

Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for entry to the second year of a relevant degree program.

Advanced Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for direct entry into the final year of a relevant 3 year degree program.

Graduate Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for direct entry to postgraduate (e.g. Masters) degree programs.

Postgraduate Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for exemptions onto postgraduate (e.g. Masters) degree programs. For example, a maximum of 120 credits exemptions may be obtained from a 180 credit MBA program.

Faculty Members

Dr. Souha Akiki


President and Founder of “Innovative Knowledge Institute” and” Paris Graduate School”
Dr. Akiki is A natural communicator, motivator and leader, She has a rich and varied background spanning a 30 year period in academia including Director level positions in Administration and Finance. In her various roles as a Strategic Developer,  Leader, Academic Director, Author and Mentor. Concurrently with management positions held at academic institutions. Souha has lectured on subjects such as Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and International Relations. Whether in academic or corporate environments:
Souha embraces the challenges and enjoys the diversity of working with international profiles. Member of the Panel at UNESCO on October 5, 2011 “The World Teacher’s Day” Holding a Doctorate in International Relations, specialised in “The Challenges of brain based learning” and an Master in Business Administration.
Souha organized conferences: “January 2013 on Iran nuclear situation versus the Saudi fundamentalists Salafists”. Another conference on April 2012 was organized on “the French intervention in Mali and the economic and business post war”.


Dr. David Taylor

Visiting Professor

David is an accomplished principal lecturer and education adviser with practical knowledge of and academic experience of the USA, European Union, and Malaysia education systems.  His experience spans lecturing for undergraduates to Doctoral candidates in London, Botswana, Malaysia, and Paris.  held positions as Principal of a FE college, Campus Director of Universities and Dean of a graduate business school.  Through the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) (CHEA validated) he has been trained and act as an accreditor in support of the Home Office education establishments’ verification scheme.  He holds a Master in Business Administration, a research PhD in “International Business Management” and was invited by Chartered Management Institute to hold the grade of fellow.

Dr. Djamchid Assadi
Ph.D. of Marketing strategies and Communication
  • University of Paris at Dauphine, Paris, France.
    Research Methodology and Epistemology
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France (auditor).
    M.A. of Marketing strategies and Communication (D.E.A)
  • University of Paris at Dauphine, Paris, France.
    B.A. of Business Administration
  • International Management School/E.S.C.P (École Supérieure de commerce de Paris)
    PICE : Permis de Conduire Informatique Européen (High skills in IT use)
  • Storytelling, Paris, 2009
  • Models of Different Sources of Income on the Internet Paris, 2004
  • Business Intelligence on the Internet, PubliUnion, Paris, 1998
  • Real Cases in Marketing strategies Editions BPI, Paris, 1992
Ms. Anne C. Zedler
Psychotherapist & Intercultural specialist


  • B.Sc. Psychology, University of Maryland, European Division
  • Maîtrise Sciences Humaines Cliniques, Université Paris VII, Paris
  • DEA Psychologie Clinique, Université René Descartes, Paris
  • Professor (Florida, U.S.A.)
  • Management Trainer
Ms. Rosi Huhn
Art Historian, Art Critic and Art Essayist
Fellowship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Research work on Picasso’s “Guernica” and the Parisian World Fair 1937 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris
  • 1982-1984 – Sorbonne, Paris 1, Study of History of art; ABD equivalence (Equivalence DEA)
  • 1976-1982  – “Picasso Gruppe Hamburg”, author and research collective intervening as cultural workers in Museums and in Kunstvereine
  • 1972-1981 – University of Hamburg, Study of History of Art, History and Archaeology
Visiting Professors
Dr. Fouad Nohra
Visiting Professor
Dr. Nohra is a professor (maître de conferences) in political science and a researcher and an academic director. He teaches political science, international relations, development policies he supervises master and bachelor programs and Supervises PhD dissertations, he is the Former member of the Scientific Council of University of Paris. He published 7 specialized books, published by academic editors in French and Arabic on the following topics.
  • Globalization and development policies
  • Education policies in developing countries
  • US foreign policy and Middle East
  • European foreign policy and Middle East
And more than 60 scientific articles. He holds a Ph.D. and 2 Masters in law.
Dr. Thierry Coville
Visiting Professor
Dr. Thierry Coville is a researcher at IRIS,he is professor at Novancia where he teaches macroeconomics, international economics and country risk.Doctor in economic sciences for nearly 20 years conducting research on contemporary Iran and has published numerous articles and several books on the subject. He also works on oil economies.