Middle East links with Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has signed an agreement to be formally linked with the Arab Open University

A Letter of Intent has been signed between the two institutions to collaborate on academic programmes. These will include law and a number of courses in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which include Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.The courses will be delivered in the Middle East by the University of Wolverhampton.

University of Wolverhampton Vice Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer said: “Agreements such as these tie in with University’s globalisation strategy and help create opportunities.

“Collaborating with partners overseas can provide huge benefits in terms of research, knowledge exchange and collaborative working.”

The programmes will be launched in September next year and could potentially be studied by more than 1,000 students.If successful, the course offering will be expanded across other subject areas in the future.

Photo (L to R):  Back row, Professor Ndy Ekere, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering; Professor Marwan Al- Akaidi, Vice Rector, Arab Open University, for Academic Affairs; Ms Jo Gittens, Director, International Centre; Front, Professor Moudi Al Hmoud, Rector, Arab Open University, Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor.

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