Sri Lankan Graduation Ceremony for Cardiff Metropolitan University Students
61 international students have graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University (previously UWIC) in an awards ceremony in Sri Lanka.
The event took place at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, where the Cardiff Metropolitan University students graduated with Bachelors degrees.
The students studied at the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), a leading private sector training institute in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
Cardiff Met entered into partnership with ICBT in June 2010 running franchised programmes in BSc Software Development, BA Business and Management Studies and the MBA.
This awards ceremony marked the completion of the studies of the first wave of students following the undergraduate programmes.
Cardiff Metropolitan University Vice Chancellor Prof. Antony Chapman, Dean of International Development Dr. Mohamed Loutfi, and Lloyd Powell, Head of Collaborative Provision, all attended the colourful ceremony, which featured traditional dancers, drumming displays and rituals.
“A major part of our Internationalisation strategy is through the formation of credible and sustainable strategic partnerships with key partners in the UK and overseas. A very special partnership is the one that we have with ICBT. It is the success of this collaboration that we are celebrating during this ceremony”, comments Prof. Antony Chapman, Vice Chancellor.
Cardiff Metropolitan University also embraces internationalisation at home, and was recently ranked top in the UK for the quality of its international student experience earlier this year.
Speaking about the Sri Lankan awards ceremony, Dr Mohammed Loutfi, Dean of International Development said: “We were delighted to attend the ceremony in Colombo and be part of the first graduation ceremony of our students studying at ICBT.
“This occasion marks a great step in the partnership between Cardiff Met and ICBT and we look forward to the continuing flourishing collaboration. We would like to wish all the students well in their future careers.”