On 25th October 2021, Dr. Lucy Meredith, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), jointly signed a Collaboration Agreement confirming ongoing dialogue on strategic cooperation at EICC Headquarter, ST Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Both parties shared an exciting vision in tackling the challenges and opportunities for developing future leaders and managers in the post COVID-19 era.
The two parties have agreed the following provisions initially:
The two parties have agreed with a view to working together towards a Commencement Event in April 2022 for a range of postgraduate programmes through franchise.
Both parties have also agreed to work towards a Commencement Event in September 2022 for undergraduate programmes through franchise.
In the meantime, both parties have agreed to discuss options for PhD and DBA programmes through a collaborative model with coordinated efforts.
This event was delivered offline and online with more colleagues from both UWS and EICC participated in the signing ceremony. Professor Jonathan Powles, Vice-Principal, Learning, Teaching and Students, UWS, Professor Dominic Elliot, Dean of Business and Creative Industries, UWS, and Akram Mohammed, Director of Global Operation, EICC, attended the event in person at EICC’s Headquarter. Dr Roland NG, Vice President, Global Engagement, EICC , and other EICC colleagues participated online from UK and other countries.
Outstanding advantages of University of the West of Scotland:
University of the West of Scotland is a large, modern, multi-campus University with its origins dating back to 1897. UWS is the abbreviation for it. For more information, visit the official website http://www.uws.ac.uk/ (Chinese version:http://www.uws.asia). As one of the most modern and dynamic innovative universities in Scotland, UWS provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses and majors for students in the UK and overseas, including various preparatory courses, bachelor's degree majors, master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs. It is an international, innovative, and inclusive academic institution. Among the more than 19,000 students, more than 3,000 international students come from more than 130 different countries.
The University has outstanding advantages, with 5 campuses, located in Paisley (Paisley), Lanarkshire (Lanarkshire), Ayr (Ayr), Dumfries (Dumfries), and London (London); consists of 4 colleges, School of Business and Creative Industries, School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences; UWS is located in TOP 150 Young Universities (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021) and in the TOP 600 universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022); UWS is recognised as Scotland’s leading university for reducing inequalities (Times Higher Education Impact rankings 2021); and ranks 2nd in the Sunday Times/ Times Scottish social inclusion table; 1st in Scotland for the number of students from state schools, for percentage of students from low participation areas and for the proportion of mature students (Sunday Times/ Times Good University Guide 2022).
The University has cutting-edge academic, scientific research and innovative research, professional international student support, professional academic experts and professors teach courses, and has generous international student scholarships.
UWS has an excellent academic atmosphere for hundreds of years. It is one of the largest modern universities in Scotland with first-class facilities, rich subject classification and professional certification and career-oriented multi-disciplinary professional selection, and close industry network resources. The four beautiful campuses are located in Ayr, Hamilton, Lanarkshire and Paisley in western Scotland, next to one of the main cities of Scotland, Glasgow.
Profile of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge
ELITE Innovation College Cambridge was born during the pandemic with a mission to lead and push innovation. ELITE carries impact and significant connotation. ELITE is an acronym of e-learning of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship within an O2O Innovation University in the global higher education. Almost all the universities and colleges are currently delivering courses online based upon the MOOC experiences since the outbreak of Covid-19. Our intention of establishment of ELITE O2O (online and offline) Innovative Education Platform is an exploration of an innovative education pedagogy of integrating the delivery of programmes, knowledge, contents and education ethos with a global vision embedded in the teaching and learning strategy built into the technological system of O2O innovation university.
Such a system demonstrates how various features and objectives of innovative and entrepreneurial university can be created, translated, articulated and achieved. The distinctiveness of this system is to highlight that the teaching and learning mode is decided not only with the impact of the virus but also by the nature of knowledge. Explicit knowledge is delivered online while tacit knowledge is transferred through face-to-face. ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), in many respects, is regarded as a globally-connected innovative and entrepreneurial university. With our forward-looking global vision we are well positioned with strong features in the global higher education in the 21st century.
Such a system demonstrates how various features and objectives of innovative and entrepreneurial university can be created, translated, articulated and achieved. The distinctiveness of this system is to highlight that the teaching and learning mode is decided not only with the impact of the virus but also by the nature of knowledge. Explicit knowledge is delivered online while tacit knowledge is transferred through face-to-face. ELITE Innovation College Cambridge