Ateneo launches partnership with UK university

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 20 2017 01:51 PM

Ateneo de Manila University president Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ (left) and QMUL president and principal Colin Bailey. Photos from Ateneo’s website

MANILA – Ateneo de Manila University has launched a trademark partnership with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

QMUL president and principal Colin Bailey believes that the programs they are developing with Ateneo, particularly in the areas of Big Data Science and Digital Innovation, “will equip students with the digital skills they need to navigate a more knowledge-based global economy.”

“I am delighted that Queen Mary University of London will be deepening its relationship with Ateneo de Manila University, one of the top universities in the Philippines,” Bailey said. “This partnership supports our plans to diversify Queen Mary’s international activities and signifies our growing links in the ASEAN region.”

Jose Cruz, SJ, Ateneo’s vice president for university and global relations, for his part, said: “The QMUL partnership is not only founded on a commitment to academic excellence in emerging fields. It is more importantly grounded on similar ethos of service and inclusive development.”

“With a shared vision, we bring together the strengths of these two institutions to help students become groundbreakers and thought leaders of the digital age,” he added. 

The partnership between Ateneo and QMUL is in great part a result of a joint initiative between the Commission on Higher Education and British Council. The Partnership Under the Joint Development of Niche Programs provides seed funding and capacity building to 10 Philippine universities so they can work with UK institutions and come up with transnational educational programs.

Visit Ateneo’s website to learn more about its programs with QMUL.