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News Staffordshire University expands global network with new partnership in Greece

Staffordshire University has entered an exciting new partnership with UNICERT College of Athens to deliver its postgraduate courses in Greece

UNICERT will deliver three Staffordshire University courses
Image: UNICERT will deliver three Staffordshire University courses

UNICERT and Staffordshire University enjoy a shared commitment to the development of employability skills, as well as a passion for lifelong learning. We welcome this opportunity to establish our presence within the great nation of Greece, and we are delighted to welcome UNICERT to our Connected University community

Professor Liz Barnes CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University

A brand-new campus has been purpose built at UNICERT College offering a first-class learning environment for three of Staffordshire University’s postgraduate programmes.

The first cohort of students will be welcomed onto degrees in MSc in Digital Marketing Management, MSc in Computer Science (Software Development) and MSc in Computer Science (Cyber Security) in January 2021 and UNICERT College has ambitious goals for Staffordshire University courses.

Professor Liz Barnes CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University, said: “UNICERT and Staffordshire University enjoy a shared commitment to the development of employability skills, as well as a passion for lifelong learning. We welcome this opportunity to establish our presence within the great nation of Greece, and we are delighted to welcome UNICERT to our Connected University community.”

The D Group has a wide network of local colleges throughout Greece delivering business focussed qualifications. It was attracted to Staffordshire University’s high teaching standards, recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), as well as high levels of student employability and satisfaction.

Dr Dimitris Derpanis, President of D Group, said: “At UNICERT, we want to appeal to ambitious professionals, people who value and seek development and knowledge and have set themselves high goals. It is a College, which prides itself on keeping pace with the modern trends. UNICERT College offers innovative university degree programmes and is pioneering the use of new technologies which are a key feature of its modern facilities.”

More than 11,000 people study Staffordshire University degrees overseas and the University has long-standing partnerships with international universities, colleges and educational organisations in countries including China, Vietnam, and the United States.

Diane Glautier, Director of Collaborative Academic Partnerships at Staffordshire University, added: “We are delighted to be entering a new partnership with UNICERT College to establish postgraduate opportunities in Greece. Staffordshire University has a history of working in both Cyprus and Greece and we are excited to be strengthening our links with this region. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand our transnational education activities and continue to develop our network across Europe.

“Despite uncertainty around the Erasmus programme’s future after Brexit, at Staffordshire University we are determined to continue our work with European partners and to provide opportunities for our staff and students in Greece and beyond.”

For more information about Staffordshire University’s Collaborative Academic Partnerships please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/partnerships

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