Founded in 2007 by Valentin Peter, the European corporation xStudy SE (Societas Europaea) is headquartered in Munich and markets international study courses from the entire European university system. Valentin Peter is also the initiator of the company's core assets, the consulting portal studieren.de founded in 1997 and the international portal for study orientation xStudy.EU, which went online in May 2010. In the context of restructuring and standardization of the educational landscape in Europe, the company has grown to become the most important study programme information service in the international market.