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ADMU partners with British University to bring data science to Pinoy students

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 22 Nov 2017, 11:24pm

ADMU partners with British University to bring data science to Pinoy students

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Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) has launched a landmark partnership with the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with planned programs that include data science, innovation, and media and arts technology expected to take place in order to serve a growing need for individuals immersed in a global context adapted to imagining, creating, and innovating.

“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,” said Jose M. Cruz, SJ, ADMU Vice President for University and Global Relations. 

“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. This partnership supports our plans to diversify Queen Mary’s international partnerships activity and signifies our growing links in the ASEAN region. The programmes that we are developing with ADMU, 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,” said Professor Colin Bailey, QMUL President and Principal.

This partnership was made as a result of the joint initiative between the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the British Council (BC), which aims to develop niche programs with seed funding and capacity building for ten Philippine universities to partner with select UK  institutions toward the development and delivery of transnational education programs (TNE) in certain areas that are critical to national and regional development. This includes joint and dual degree programs that allow a student to spend time in both universities, letting that person earn two degrees from both institutions at the end of the course.

The University of London is one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, with over 130 years of teaching excellence and being ranked in the top 25 in the world for its international outlook according to the World University Rankings 2018. Also, QMUL is part of the Russell Group, a self-selected organization that fathers 24 world-class research-intensive universities in the UK. At present, QMUL is one of the few universities in the world that offers a Master’s degree in Media, Arts, and Technology and Data Science.