The Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce two new international collaborations - Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales, UK. These recent partnerships will promote international excellence in higher education in the areas of faculty exchange and student exchange in Business Management and Engineering courses.
Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with almost 18,000 students from 109 countries on campus. Academically the University is organized into three faculties: the Business School; Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries; and Health, Life & Social Sciences. Edinburgh Napier is a multi-site university, with campuses in the lively, central, student areas of Craiglockhart and Merchiston as well as at Sighthill. Edinburgh Napier University is one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability. This university is also proud winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2009, awarded for innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life. The University is ranked in the UK's top ten 'Excellent' Business Schools (3 Palmes category) by the Eduniversal Worldwide Business School Ranking 2011 and it is one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability (HESA 2009/10).
Swansea Metropolitan University has seen a significant evolution in its history over the past 150+ years as it merged with the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David under the 1828 Royal Charter. The Faculty of Applied Design and Engineering located on Mount Pleasant campus offers courses designed to respond to the needs of industry. The Swansea Business School located in the newly built campus at Swansea City Centre is home to a wide range of industry-led, professionally focused courses in Business and Management subjects. The University has strong links with professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, CIM, CMI and CIPD, and several programmes carry accreditations from these organisations. They have strong links with academic institutions across the globe and many of their programmes offer an international perspective. Each year the University welcomes hundreds of international students from around the world who contributes to its diverse, multicultural environment within the faculty.