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Co-construction, knowledge sharing, and win-win solution

On 11th February 2022, at 11:00 am UK Time, Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), UK and Dr. Vedat Demir, Founder and President of Anatolian Education and Counselling Services (AED), Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) for strategic cooperation. Two parties held a splendid virtual signing ceremony.

Dr Abdoulhakem Almhdie, Vice President of global engagement of EICC and Prof Dr Ali Gunes, Chief Academic Officer of AED attended this ceremony.

Both parties will work together to promote and deliver the education of innovation and Entrepreneurship in global higher education institutions via EICC Global Innovation Webinar and Global University President Forum, notably in Turkey and UK. They will immediately make effort to promote the design, develop, and implement the bespoke ELITE College - EICC Delivery Centers in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), UK

Dr. Vedat Demir, Founder and President of Anatolian Education and Counselling Services (AED)

According to this agreement, the two parties intend to explore in-depth all-round strategic cooperation. This strategic cooperation will promote both parties to gain a more favorable position in the global higher education and the global economy, tackling challenges and opportunities in the areas of the global higher education and the economic globalization in the post COVID 19 era for developing future leaders and managers.

Profile of Anatolian Education and Counselling Services

Anatolian Education and Counselling Services (AED) was founded in 2020 in Ankara, the capital city of modern Turkey. As the name indicates, AED is an education and counselling agency to help international and Turkish students get proper higher education at Turkish Universities and abroad.

This effort aims to build up a bright future not only for students in their lives but also for the whole humanity of the future. In so doing, AED conducts online teaching, internship, international student recruitment, counselling, vocational training, etc. Also, AED has the mandate to establish educational institutions to serve better the future of the world. Finally, internationalisation is at the centre of AED, so it is enthusiastic about establishing partnerships with international universities, agencies, firms, and companies to realise its mission and vision.

Profile of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge:

ELITE is an acronym of E-Learning of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

It was during the COVID-19 pandemic that ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC) was consolidated and re-created. Still, its history can be traced back to 2006, when a group of outstanding management scholars launched CAMOT[1] during IAMOT [2] International Conference in Tsinghua University.

IAMOT [2] International Conference at Tsinghua University

The four colleges: Innovation College, Technology College, Entrepreneurship College and Global Leadership College that we have established based upon the 15 years of accumulation of global academic resources provide an academic arm of EICC and extra liberal arts curriculum to our degree and non-degree programmes and qualifications that we deliver for the enhancement of student journey which delivers alongside our degree awarding power universities.

Four colleges of EICC

Further, an online to offline (O2O) structure pioneering education platform that challenges the traditional ways of learning, coupled with prestigious academic quality, global engagement, and strategic collaboration with worldwide partners, is what differentiates EICC from conventional higher education.

EICC headquarter at St. John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our strength lies in our innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that has underpins a holistic educational framework and a unique pedagogy with online capabilities to create a focused and flexible learning for our learners and offline delivery centres in cities around the world extends the online learning to provide further engaged social learning experience. Such learning model combines explicit and tacit knowledge transfer that is entrenched in human learning behaviour and contributes to the delivery of an enriched and enhanced student experience.

EICC headquarter at St. John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

In addition, EICC's global research and engagement, which includes EICC’s Global Innovation Webinar series and the Global University President Forum, develops and sustains worldwide higher education, research and global engagement, creates globally connected learning and practice communities so as to enhance the learning journey and student experience. We are privileged to be a strategic partner of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

Over a decade, we have been successfully organizing international conferences and forums with global universities, including Tsinghua University (CAMOT Conference 2014 Beijing) and University of Cambridge (CAMOT Conference 2016 Cambridge) and University of Law (University President Forum 2021 London) with university presidents, vice-chancellors, deans, experts, scholars, government officials and doctoral candidates in the field of higher education participated in the events.

We are also honoured being an associate college of University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and University of Law (ULaw) in the United Kingdom and Trinity Western University (TWU) in Canada, in the delivery of degree and non-degree undergraduate, postgraduate, and taught & research programmes in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Zhuhai, China.

We look forward to having sincere cooperation with like-minded people and institutions to meet the opportunities and challenges of global higher education in the epidemic and post-epidemic era. Leading educational innovation and promoting educational innovation together.

[1] China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT).

[2] International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).

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