Developing International Partnerships
Cardiff Met is proud of its local and international partnerships, and by the end of 2010/11 there were more than 3,700 students studying on programmes offered off-campus.
Cardiff Met has continued to develop a small number of strategic partnerships in line with the University’s current Internationalisation Strategy. These collaborative partnerships are subject to robust quality assurance processes, including regular visits to partner institutions by Cardiff Met staff, regular meetings with staff and students and dedicated staff development for staff at partner institutions. These processes ensure that the quality of provision and student experience for Cardiff Met students off campus is comparable to that offered on campus in Cardiff.
During the year Cardiff Met’s relationship with its Associate College, the London School of Commerce, continued to go from strength to strength. Working in collaboration with the University, the LSC now has campuses in London, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya, Serbia and Malaysia and is approved to offer a range of Cardiff Met Business, Computing and Hospitality and Tourism programmes at each campus.
Aside from the LSC partnership, Cardiff Met now has international partnerships in the following countries:
- Egypt; with the Arab Academy for Science and Technology
- Morocco; with the Superior Institutions of Science and Technology (SIST) based in Casablanca
- Greece; with the partnership with Dimitris Perrotis College in Thessaloniki
- Hong Kong; with the University of Hong Kong, one of the top 25 universities in the world
- Singapore; with the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB
- Bulgaria; with the International University College (IUC)
And, during the course of 2010-11 two new exciting international partnerships were developed in:
- Sri Lanka; with the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT)
- South Korea; with the prestigious Samsung Institute of Art and Design (SADI)
The strategy also encourages staff and student exchanges between the University and its collaborative partners, and several such exchanges have already taken place during the 2010-11 academic year.
A successful internationalisation strategy is key to achieving and sustaining the University’s success with a key part of this in developing international collaborative partnerships. The University is proud that through these strategic international partnerships, Cardiff Met and Wales are being brought to the wider attention of a global audience.