The University of Liverpool Celebrates Graduation of Nearly 1,100 Online Students Worldwide

Liverpool – 31 July 2017 – Graduates from the University of Liverpool’s online master’s and doctoral degrees, and postgraduate certificate programmes gathered to celebrate their achievements during ceremonies and events in Liverpool between 17 and 21 July 2017. More than 540 graduates from a graduating class of nearly 1,100 students, representing 117 countries, attended the celebrations.

“It is a privilege to recognise the achievements of our online graduates who, along with their families, have travelled to Liverpool to graduate alongside our campus graduates,” said the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer. “With their new knowledge and skills, we are confident this new class of graduates will have a positive impact in their workplaces, the organisations they serve and communities around the world.”

In addition to attending the campus ceremonies, the graduates, their families and friends, as well as faculty members, were welcomed at the Online Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony and Reception at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 20 July. The event also honoured approximately 20 graduates from several online programmes who received Student of the Year Awards, given for outstanding performance throughout the programme, and Dissertation of the Year Awards. It also provided an opportunity for all online graduates to meet and network for the first time with their peers from around the world.

“The opportunity to dialogue with fellow students from all over the world and to learn from their experiences was wonderful. I gained a much better global perspective and learned a great deal during my programme,” said Dr Anne Pousette, a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate and Dissertation of the Year Award winner from Canada.

Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve immediate professional impact.

Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year at the University of Liverpool and graduates from the online programmes have the option to receive their degree certificate in person.

For more information about the University of Liverpool’s online programmes, visit www.uolonline.cn

University of Liverpool Online Students and Alumni from Around the World Attend On-campus Global Impact Residency

Liverpool – 23 May 2017 –More than 60 international students and graduates of the University of Liverpool's online programmes converged on the University's campus in Liverpool from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May for the Making Connections: Global Impact Residency, a unique face-to-face opportunity to enhance their learning and their professional and personal development. Over four days, students, alumni, faculty members and industry leaders gathered to exchange ideas through collaboration, discussion, engagement and networking.

Based at the University’s award-winning Foresight Centre, the Residency is the first held in the UK for the global University of Liverpool Online community. The programme included seminars led by faculty members, presentations by industry experts and academics, interactive sessions, case studies and group activities. Attendees also participated in a visit to a local company, Jaguar Land Rover, as well as guided tours of the University campus and the city of Liverpool.

"Students had the opportunity to extend their online educational experience in the global classroom by engaging face-to-face with other attendees in sessions and activities that are a mirror image of our highly interactive approach to online learning," said Professor Helen O’Sullivan, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Liverpool. "Through participation in these live sessions with a diverse group of global professionals, our online students will enhance their educational and professional experiences by challenging themselves to think about their studies in a practical, hands-on way."

Residency participantsincluded graduates who studied online with the University, as well as current online master’s degree students who have successfully completed at least one module of their programme.

Guest speakers for the event included:

  • Dr Matthew Reed, senior Open Innovation director for the R&D division of Unilever, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods, on "The Challenges of Open Innovation"
  • Kathy Denton, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and accredited senior business coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), speaking about "Teamworking and Connecting"
  • Physician Dr Aduragbemi Banke, global health, policy and development researcher and honorary lecturer on the University's online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, speaking on "Leading from anywhere: reducing maternal mortality"

Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals and to enhance their professional impact.

For more information about online programmes at the University of Liverpool, visit www.online.liverpool.ac.uk.

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes
The University of Liverpool ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide as listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014), and is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of research-led universities. Students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. For more information, visit www.online.liverpool.ac.uk.

 

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Psychology Receives Accreditation From the British Psychological Society

Liverpool – 19 April 2017 – The University of Liverpool’s fully online MSc in Psychology has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), making it one of the few online programmes to hold this accreditation. The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, the BPS promotes excellence and ethical practice in the science, education and practical applications of psychology. BPS accreditation is an independent mark of quality that demonstrates to prospective students and employers that the Society’s quality standards in education and training are met. 

“This prestigious accreditation means that University of Liverpool’s online students can be even more confident that they will earn a qualification that meets the highest standards. It offers students the assurance of the programme’s suitability whether they intend to pursue further study in psychology or to apply psychological principles and research techniques to roles in other fields,” said Dr Ricardo Tejeiro, director of studies for the University of Liverpool’s online psychology programmes.

The BPS has recognised the University’s online MSc in Psychology degree as a “conversion master’s” that may offer those with no previous academic degree in psychology a faster route towards practising as a psychologist in the UK. Graduates of this BPS-accredited master’s will qualify to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, a prerequisite for undertaking further study leading to registration as a Chartered Psychologist in the UK.

The University’s long history in psychology goes back to Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington, who was Professor of Physiology from 1895 to 1913. In the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014), the University of Liverpool ranks in the UK’s top 15 (out of 81 universities) for the impact of its research case studies in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. 

Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals and to enhance their professional impact.

For more information on the online MSc in Psychology and the benefits of BPS accreditation, visit
www.online.liverpool.ac.uk/programmes/msc-in-psychology.

 

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes

The University of Liverpool ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide as listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014), and is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of research-led universities. Students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. For more information, visit www.online.liverpool.ac.uk.

 

The University of Liverpool Offers New Online IT Master’s Programmes

Liverpool – 2 March 2017 – The University of Liverpool is offering three new, fully online IT master’s programmes to meet the demands placed on organisations by rapid changes in technology. The MSc in Big Data Analytics, MSc in Cyber Security and the redesigned MSc in Information Systems Management offer working professionals the opportunity to develop sought-after skills in strategically significant IT specialisms to enhance their career development potential.

“The addition of these new master’s degrees strengthens the University of Liverpool’s reputation as a leading provider of innovative online programmes for working professionals. Focusing on cutting-edge trends and topics in IT, these programmes will help prepare students to devise solution-oriented approaches to today’s challenges and opportunities,” said Professor Frans Coenen, Director of Studies for the University’s online IT programmes.

Students on the online programmes will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills through a bespoke cloud-based server. This educational platform will allow them to conduct simulations, manipulate large amounts of data, and work with different kinds of software as they complete practical tasks to support their professional development. The new programmes are:

  • MSc in Big Data Analytics,designed to provide working professionals with the skills to capitalise on the potential use of big data and analytics to transform business decision-making and planning. The programme investigates how to use big data by leveraging the appropriate tools and techniques, while also examining the underlying technology and concepts. Students will have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to develop and deploy strategies to utilise big data in a business environment, with an understanding of the challenges involved.
  • MSc in Cyber Security, providing students with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and techniques of contemporary cyber security and how to apply these in response to real-world business problems. The programme combines advanced aspects of security, its practical application, and the implications of security within a business.
  • MSc in Information Systems Management,designed to give students the skills and knowledge to drive growth, innovation and change within organisations by leveraging the power of technology. Focusing on innovation management and leadership in information systems management, this programme aims to provide a deeper understanding of how technology enables business and how successful businesses are driven by technology.

These new fully online programmes are part of a portfolio of IT degrees, including master’s degrees in Information Technology and Software Engineering, as well as one-year postgraduate certificates, offered online by the University’s Department of Computer Science. The UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the research produced by the University of Liverpool’s Department of Computer Science as world-leading or internationally excellent – among the highest ratings of computer science departments in the UK. 

Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals and to enhance their immediate professional impact.

For more information on the entire online IT portfolio visit
www.online.liverpool.ac.uk/programmes/information-technology.

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes
The University of Liverpool ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide as listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014), and is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of research-led universities. Students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. For more information, visit www.online.liverpool.ac.uk

Royal Society for Public HealthProgramme Highlights University of Liverpool Online Master of Public Health Degree

Liverpool – 8 November 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) featured the University of Liverpool’sonline APHEA-accreditedMaster of Public Health (MPH)in a new filmof news-style reports:Championing the Public’s Health. The programmehighlightsthe unique ability of the online MPH to equip healthcare professionals from around the worldwith the skills and knowledge they need tomake a difference in their local communities. It alsoemphasisesthe online programme’sflexibility and collaborative approach, which allows healthcare professionals to combine work and study, while also being able to apply what they have learnt immediately, benefiting the wholecommunity.

 

“Public health professionals need to address health inequalities within their communities, regardless of where they are based. Through the University of Liverpool’s fully online platform, MPH students are part of a global classroom that enables them to learn and share best practices, while simultaneouslybeing able to apply their new knowledge and skills straightaway,and having a direct impact on the important public health challenges facing their local communities,” said Dr Francine Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the University of Liverpool’s Master of Public Health programmes.

 

Featuring interviews with Liverpool MPH graduates and staff members,Championing the Public’s Healthemphasises the benefits of health professionals from around the world coming together in an online classroom to share ideas and explore new concepts in a collaborative learning environment. Online MPH graduate Najma Ahmed describes how she was able totransfer herclassroom knowledge directly to the field to help train healthcare workers in Somalia. FayyazSamji, also an MPH graduate, explains how he used the health promotions techniques he learned from his global classmates in his daily work with young people in Canada.

“It is a great honour to be part of this film. Completing the online Master of Public Health degree at the University of Liverpool has helped me open doors to new opportunities and work experiences. I have also been able to advance my career in the public health and social services industry by putting into practice various theoretical frameworks, models and strategies that I learned during my studies,” Fayyazsaid.

The programmealso notes the connections between the online MPH andProfessor Dame Margaret Whitehead’s work on health inequalities.Head of the University of Liverpool’s Department of Public Health& Policy, Margaret Whitehead was awarded a damehoodin the UK’s 2016 New Year’s Honours List for her services to public health. She was honoured for her outstanding contribution to society’s understanding of health inequalities, with a significant influence on public health internationally.

 

 

The University of Liverpool Celebrates Graduation of over 1,300 Online Students Worldwide

More than 600 graduates from the University of Liverpool’s online programmes celebrated their graduation during ceremonies and events in Liverpool between 18 and 22 July 2016. They are part of a graduating class of over 1,300 students, representing 126 countries, who have recently completed University of Liverpool masters and doctoral degrees, and postgraduate certificate programmes online.
“We are honoured that our newest alumni who chose to study online with the University of Liverpool also made the trip from around the world to join us in the celebration on campus. This is testimony to the importance of the occasion in their lives,” said the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer. “We are so proud that many of our online graduates are already applying their new knowledge, skills and research in their workplaces and communities globally.”

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In addition to attending the campus ceremonies, the graduates, their family and friends, and faculty members, were welcomed at the Online Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony & Reception, at the Lutyens Crypt (next to the university campus) on 20 July. The event honoured graduates from several online programmes receiving the Student of the Year and Dissertation of the Year awards, and provided an opportunity for all online graduates to meet and network with their peers from around the world.

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The Student of the Year Awards – for outstanding performance throughout an online degree programme – were awarded to:
•Luis Correal, an MSc in Project Management graduate in Canada
•Erin Gilgan, a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate in Switzerland
•Shazia Haq, an MSc in International Accounting and Finance graduate in Qatar
•Robert Miller, an LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law graduate in Canada
•Miriam Morrissey, an MSc in Global Human Resource Management graduate in Saudi Arabia
•Matthias Nott, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate in Switzerland
•Jeff Quail, an MSc in Applied Psychology graduate in Canada
•Cloud Quinn, an MSc in Information Systems and Technology graduate in the UK
•Anne-Kathrin Weber, an MSc in Project Management graduate in Germany
“The University of Liverpool has empowered me. The degree will be a credential for my current and future employers, while giving me more confidence in front of my colleagues. I enjoyed feeling empowered by advanced knowledge, modern theories and professional skills. I am able to practice what I was studying and make use of what I have learned. I would recommend the University of Liverpool because it has empowered me and guided me towards more success!” said Laixin Chen, MSc in Project Management Graduate from Tianjin, China.

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Graduates from online programmes have the option to receive their degree certificate in person (alongside campus graduates) at graduation ceremonies held twice a year at the University of Liverpool. Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve immediate professional impact.

 

University of Liverpool Online IT Programme Granted BCS Accreditation

All University online IT masters programmes now accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Liverpool – 23 June, 2016 – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,has granted full accreditation to the University of Liverpool’s online MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data programme. All of the online information technology masters programmes offered by the University are now accredited by BCS and meet its standards.

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“Employers, recruiters and clients are actively searching for candidates with credentials that reflect integrity and dedication to the information technology industry. Our BCS-accredited online degrees offer our students a competitive edge, to become a Chartered IT Professional - a status widely recognised as proof of being one of the best in the business,” said Professor Helen O’Sullivan, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Liverpool.

This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the University of Liverpool’s online degrees meet the standards set by BCS and will allow students to fulfil the academic requirement to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).Students can become student members of BCS at the start of their programme, then after successfully completing their online degree they can also qualify for professional membership (MBCS) and begin the process of attaining CITP status. Membership offers students and graduates access to a powerful network of industry professionals and career-development tools. These benefits, in combination with the skills and knowledge students acquire through their online degree, will help prepare them to lead in the IT field.

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In addition to the newly accredited programme, the University of Liverpool also offers four other fully BCS-accredited online IT degree programmes: an MSc in Information Systems Management,MSc in Information Technology,MSc in Computer and Information SecurityandMSc in Software Engineering.

For more information about the University of Liverpool’s online programmes, visit www.university-liverpool-online.com.About the University of Liverpool Online ProgrammesThe University of Liverpool ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of research-led universities. More than 10,000 students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, masters and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. (For more information about Laureate, visit www.laureate.net.) 

Tony Blair's visit to Shanghai Lingang: international talent development and economic transformation

On June 13th, former UK Prime Minister Mr Tony Blair, senior consultant of Laureate International Education Group, visited Shanghai. Mr Blair delivered a keynote speech on ‘International talent development and economic transformation’ in Lingang, Pudong Shanghai. Among the audience were students who are studying for postgraduate degrees from the University of Liverpool via the Laureate online platform. Mr Blair told them that education would adapt to the changing world – in terms of technology and other aspects – only if it were to break the shackles of geography and culture.
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Mr Blair spoke of the great changes he saw in Shanghai and China, compared to his visit to China 30 years ago. Especially in recent years, Shanghai had changed dramatically. Due to the efforts by the Chinese government, the appearance of Shanghai is changing with each passing day.
Mr Blair then went on to talk about globalisation. Many labour-intensive industries are moving from China to other Asian countries. Many jobs can now be done by machine instead of people, due to the development of science and technology. Against the background of the ‘earth village’, the relationship among countries is getting closer. Many industries require reform, such as banking and health care. Mr Blair posed the question: How do we meet the opportunities and challenges brought by globalisation? Drawing on his own experience and his 10 years’ as British Prime Minister, Mr. Blair put forward his answer in the following points:
First: realise the importance of education. Compared to the older generation who would take one job for life, it is very common for young people to change jobs frequently. People can cope with this complicated career environment only by accepting a more practical and innovative type of education. At the same time, it is also very important to teach students in accordance with their aptitude. We must pay attention to the advantages and disadvantages of individual students when training talent, rather than taking the ‘one size fits all’ approach. Education is turning away from an elite pursuit to education for the masses, so that more people can have access to educational resources. While focusing on quantity, we should also pay attention to quality. The updated teaching mode and teacher training, the combination of science and technology with education and the development of lifelong education can effectively improve teaching quality.
Second: focus on infrastructure. Mr Blair said he had visited many African countries where the government is very rich, but the people are very poor. This is because the country does not pay attention to the construction of infrastructure. The development of railways, roads and particularly power generation allows people to access more resources, including educational resources, to promote the development of the country and the region. Mr Blair cited China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as an innovative development policy. Compared to direct monetary aid, the Belt and Road plan and Asian investment bank can help countries to improve their construction of infrastructure as well as create more sustainable education.
Third: strengthen cultural exchange and cross-boundary interaction. Mr Blair pointed out that the number of Chinese students studying in the UK increased by 44% in 2015, and more and more British students were studying in China. This dual directional growth keeps increasing. It is this cross-national, ethnic and cultural exchange that makes people's thinking more inclusive and open, thus promoting the world's peace and prosperity.
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Mr Blair shared his view that international talent development has a close relationship with economic transformation: all countries or regions must take advantage of international talents to leverage their economic transformation and upgrading. Especially in the light of Belt and Road in China, Mr Blair said that careful attention should be paid to the cultivation of international talents. With increasing globalisation of Chinese enterprises, high-end local talents with international vision and professional knowledge will be more and more in demand. Such people will not only promote the development of urban transformation, but also provide new power to the economic development in China.
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Mr Blair said that talent was the key to the success of international or local economic transformation, especially innovative talents with global vision. National or local economic transformation and development required new talents with international vision and high quality. He stressed that, with the further opening and sharing of teaching resources, outstanding talents in China should look around the world, and actively seek out high-quality, application-oriented university opportunities to improve their own quality, and develop their career in a changing world.
Mr. Blair’s visit to Shanghai Lingang was very successful. His speech met with warm applause and was followed by a discussion that provided the students and business representatives present with forward-looking inspiration and new perspectives on the cultivation of international talent.Grant for 2016 June intake!University of Liverpool Online Programmes offer scholarships for the 2016 June intake.For more information, you can call: 400 636 5959Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, delivers keynote speech at a University of Liverpool Online Programmes event

On May 30th 2016, the University of Liverpool Online and Laureate International Universitiesheld an event called “Talent development againstthe background of economic globalisation”at Jing'an Shangri-La West Shanghai.
More than 200 students, including those from the University of Liverpool’sonline degree programmes, graduates, education experts and leading business people attended the event, at which Professor Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico and current PresidentConsultant to Laureate International Universities, presented a keynote speech.
In his speech, Professor Zedillo explained how the future of education would not be limited totraditional classrooms.He said access to education would be much wider, increasing education opportunities in different parts of the world and fulfilling increasing demands for lifelong learning.
Christy Ma, Head of Greater China, University of Liverpool Online Programmes,delivered a welcome speech in which she introduced Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest provider of online education, and the University of Liverpool Online Programmes.
The University of Liverpool and Laureate Online Education – part of Laureate International Universities – have a strategic partnership that makes 100% online masters degree accessible to working professionals around the world.The University launched its first online masters degree in 2000. In 2015, the University of Liverpool Online Programmesentered the Chinese market and has since become widely popular with professionals across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
After a delayed journey that lasted 25 hours, Professor Zedillo was warmly welcomed when he arrived at the event to deliver his speech.
Professor Zedillowaspresident of Mexico between 1994 and 2000. Before that, he served as Minister of Education and was a strong advocate of educational reform.
A respected economist, Professor Zedillo shared his insights on economic globalisation and the international education market. He began by outlining the development of the global economy overthe last 50 years, pointing out that the gap between developed and emerging countries had actually increased during that time.
More recently, however, globalisation and technological advances over the last 20 years have helped to strengthen the economies of developing countries, he said. He forecast that in the next 25 years, emerging markets would play an even more important role in the global economy.
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(Fig 1: Prof.Zedillo shared his shared his insights into economic globalisation and the international education market.)
As the fastest developing country, China has rapidly narrowed the gap with developed countries, accountingfor an increasing proportion of the global economy and enjoying a gradually rising international status.
Today, every step in China’s continuing development is impacting other countries. For example, a slow-down in China’s GDP growth rate from 10% to 6%-7%, has led toa reductionin global trade volumes.
Similarly, the global population is witnessing a gradual slow-down in growth, whichwill lead to reductions on both supply and demand sides.
Economic globalisation not only led toincreasing mutual dependence betweencountries, but also increased the capability for each to operate independently, said Professor Zedillo. As a result, when one country faced economic problems, it would blame globalisation and politicians would seize the opportunity to criticiseother countries. Mexico and China were both once seen as ‘job stealers’, for example. Another result was that each economy closed itself from cooperation, so each country became a victim and the world economy suffered.
ProfessorZedillo said he believed that economic development also led to inequalities in educational resources. He said educational resources were relatively rich in some places where people can access a better education and productivity was greater, while in other places it was the opposite. The sector still had a lot to do to close this gap between countries, he said.
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(Prof.Zedillo answered questions posed by guests at the event.)
The speech of ProfessorZedillo received a warm response from the audience. There were frequent interruptions, as quite a few questions were raised by guests, which Professor Zedillo answered in turn. He also acknowledged the importance of extracurricular activitiesand the need for continuous education and lifelong learning.
At the same time, Professor Zedillo pointed out that the institutions within theLaureate International Universitiesnetwork span almost 30 countries around the world, with more than 1 million students. This growing number is evidence of global talent development through global distribution.
With globalisation, traditional, classroom-basedlearning is simply not able to close the education gap between countries. Pure study in the classroom is out of touch with real society, going against students’ survival and competitiveness in the global market.
In recent years, because of its flexibility, online learning has seen a rapid rise worldwide. It can not only bring global students closer together, but provides a diversified, international learning environment, which is a much stronger foundation for developing global talent.
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(Christy Ma, on behalf of Laureate International Universities and University of Liverpool Online Programmes, expressedher sincere appreciation to Prof. Zedillo.)
After the speech and the question-and-answer session, Christy Ma, on behalf of Laureate International Universities and University of Liverpool Online Programmes, gave Professor Zedillo a thank-yougift as a token of everyone’s sincere appreciation for his inspiring speech.
About Professor Ernesto Zedillo
Born in Mexico City in 1951, Professor Ernesto Zedillo obtained his masters and PhD degrees in economics atYale University from 1974 to 1978. He was Mexico’s Secretary of Planning and Budget Control from 1988 to 1992, appointedSecretary of Educationfrom 1992 to 1993 and served as President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. In 2002 after leaving office, he was appointedProfessor of International Economics and Politics and International Relations, as well as Director of theCenter for the Study of Globalization, atYale University. From 2005 to 2011, he was alsothe Chairmanof theGlobal Development Network (GDN)and,from 2008 to 2010, the Chairmanof the GovernanceModernization Advanced Committee of World Bank Group.

University of Liverpool Online Programmes holds successful event in Beijing

Against the background of economic globalisation, businessesare placingincreasingly high demandson talent, while working professionals are also facing many challenges. With the fast pace and high pressures of work, how can youenhance yourcompetitiveness and improve your career development?
This was the issue explored by University of Liverpool Online Programmes at its recent event in Beijing.
Special guest at the event was Professor Clare Pickles, VP Academic Affairs atLaureate Online Education, part of the Laureate International Universitiesnetwork. Professor Pickles introduced attendees to the academic excellence of the University of Liverpool’sonline programmes and the flexible learning model of online education.
University of Liverpool Online MBA graduate Khan Yeh also gave a speech, in which he shared his learning experience, the challenges he faced and the great resultsthat online learning brought him.
Online education, especially at postgraduate level, although popular in Europe and the United States, is still a relatively new concept in China. Professor Pickles pointed out that the University of Liverpool’sonlineprogrammes are specially tailored for busy professionals.
All the University’s100% online masters, doctoral and postgraduate courses have UK QAA higher education quality assurance, while management, public health and ITcourses have also obtained professional AACSB, APHEA and BCS certifications.
After successfully completing their online programmes, students obtain a degree with exactly the same validity and standing as a traditional campus-based programme.

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University of LiverpoolOnline MBA graduate Khan Yehfocused on the reasons for his choice of online learning, and detailedhis learning methods at each stage. Khan Yeh said learning with the University of Liverpool Online was not a lonely experience. He said thestep-by-step curriculum was helpful for students’ continual improvement, and each student has access to a Student Support Manager to guide and support their learning during throughout their course. The online library also has a wealth of academic literature available for students to refer to, he said.

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Khan Yeh added that during the twoyears of his online MBA, he has not only achieved great progress in terms of his academic ability, but also improved his time management skills, as well as opening up more and better opportunities for his career development.

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In order to cope with increasingly fierce competition in the workplace, more and more professionals are seeking away to differentiate themselves in the market. Online degree education, withits flexible learning model, is an effective way for busy working professionals to achieve academic progress without compromising their career development.

The University of Liverpool’sonline programmes focus on the latest insights and developments from the real world, along with practical application in the workplace. The interactive global classroom allows students to share ideas, knowledge and experiences with colleagues in different industries around the world, therefore deepening theiracademic understanding, broadeningtheir professional perspective and enhancing theirall-round competitiveness.

Since its entry into the Chinese market in 2015, the University of Liverpool Online has proved increasingly popular with working professionals, who have quickly recognised that online degree education offers the best choice for their career development.

About University of Liverpool Online Programmes

The University of Liverpool, is a member of the UK’selite Russell Group of research-led universities and is ranked among the top 1% of the world's universities. In partnership with online education experts Laureate Online Education, part of theLaureate International Universities network, the University of Liverpool’sonline programmes are designed forworkingprofessionals looking to advance their careers through 100% online learning.

Students can studywhenever and wherever they like, while continuing in their existing job. All online masters, doctoral and postgraduate courses provided by the University of Liverpool Online Programmes have UK QAA higher education quality assurance; in many cases, they also have specific accreditation from national or international accrediting bodies.

On successfully completing theirstudies, students receive a degree of exactly the same value as a traditional, campus-based programme, as well as broadening their horizons and buildingtheirinternational network of contacts.

To date,there have been over 8,000 graduates of University of Liverpool Online programmes, from over 160 countries, as well asover 10,000 current students.

The University of Liverpool Online Master of Public Health Receives APHEA Accreditation

Liverpool – 21 December 2015

The University of Liverpool’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme has been accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), a globally recognised accrediting body for masters-level public health programmes. APHEA is a partnership between five leading European public health associations to promote quality education for public health professionals worldwide, and accreditation means the online MPH programme meets international quality standards.Accreditation provides University of Liverpool online MPH graduates with the opportunity to gain a degree that employers will recognise as independently assessed and one that provides the essential competencies required by public health professionals worldwide. The accreditation process involved a rigorous assessment of the online MPH across seven criteria, and the assessment was based in part on feedback from current students and teaching staff.“APHEA accreditation is important for our students. It means they can gain a degree that is internationally recognised and with globally transferable skills,” says Dr Francine Watkins, Director of MPH Programmes at the University of Liverpool. “Our online MPH programme is essential for professionals working in health services, government agencies and NGOs. We currently have students from over 100 countries studying at postgraduate level, gaining public health skills and knowledge without needing to take time out from their jobs so they can apply their new knowledge immediately into their practice.”The University of Liverpool’s online MPH students and graduates include professionals in developed and developing countries around the world working at the front line of public health delivery in areas including healthcare management, health improvement, prevention and health protection. Designed for working professionals, online learning enables students to enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience.

The University of Liverpool Celebrates Graduation of over 830 Online Students Worldwide

Liverpool – 7 January, 2016

More than 330 graduates from the University of Liverpool’s online programmes celebrated their graduation during ceremonies and events in Liverpool on 7 and 8 December 2015. They are among over 830 fellow students, representing 124 countries, who have recently completed University of Liverpool masters, doctorates and postgraduate certificate programmes online. Graduates from online programmes have the option to receive their degree certificate in person, alongside campus graduates, at graduation ceremonies held twice a year at the University of Liverpool.“Graduation is a very special occasion for us all at the University of Liverpool. We are very proud to welcome these new graduates from our online programmes to the University’s global community of more than 195,000 alumni,” said the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer. “We share their excitement about their outstanding achievements and applaud their hard work, commitment and dedication.” In addition to attending their graduation ceremony, the graduates, their family and friends, as well as faculty members, were welcomed at the Online Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony & Reception at the Lutyens Crypt on 7 December. The event honoured successful students from several online programmes receiving the Student of the Year and Dissertation of the Year awards, and provided an opportunity for all online graduates to meet and network with their peers from around the world. The Student of the Year Awards – for outstanding performance throughout an online degree programme – were awarded to:       

         The Dissertation of the Year Awards – for an outstanding dissertation – were awarded to:

  • Asim Bashir, an MSc in Software Engineering graduate from the UAE

  • Ilda Becirovic, an LLM in Technology Law & Intellectual Property Law graduate from Norway

  • Sheena Murphy, who also received a Student of the Year award

  • Lorna Renner, a Master of Public Health graduate from Ghana

  •  Sofia Vale Cruz, an MSc in Applied Psychology graduand from the USA*

*Graduating in 2016.Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve immediate professional impact. 


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University of Liverpool celebrates graduation of over 830 graduates

slider image20.pngMore than 330 graduates from the University of Liverpool’s online programmes celebrated their graduation during ceremonies and events in Liverpool on 7 and 8 December 2015. They are among over 830 fellow students, representing 124 countries, who have recently completed University of Liverpool masters, doctorates and postgraduate certificate programmes online. Pictured is Dr Mark Menzel from Germany, one of three successful online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students who travelled to Liverpool to graduate in person. Fellow DBA graduate Dr Martin Chukwu from Nigeria summed up their tremendous feeling of achievement: “Simply put, my DBA graduation here in Liverpool is the climax of a life ambition,” he said.All of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes are accessible fully online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Graduates from online programmes have the option to receive their degree certificate in person, alongside campus graduates, at graduation ceremonies held twice a year at the University of Liverpool. 

Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, delivers keynote speech at a University of Liverpool Online Programmes event

On May 30th 2016, the University of Liverpool Online and Laureate International Universitiesheld an event called “Talent development againstthe background of economic globalisation”at Jing'an Shangri-La West Shanghai.

More than 200 students, including those from the University of Liverpool’sonline degree programmes, graduates, education experts and leading business people attended the event, at which Professor Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico and current PresidentConsultant to Laureate International Universities, presented a keynote speech.

In his speech, Professor Zedillo explained how the future of education would not be limited totraditional classrooms.He said access to education would be much wider, increasing education opportunities in different parts of the world and fulfilling increasing demands for lifelong learning.

Christy Ma, Head of Greater China, University of Liverpool Online Programmes,delivered a welcome speech in which she introduced Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest provider of online education, and the University of Liverpool Online Programmes.

The University of Liverpool and Laureate Online Education – part of Laureate International Universities – have a strategic partnership that makes 100% online masters degree accessible to working professionals around the world.The University launched its first online masters degree in 2000. In 2015, the University of Liverpool Online Programmesentered the Chinese market and has since become widely popular with professionals across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

After a delayed journey that lasted 25 hours, Professor Zedillo was warmly welcomed when he arrived at the event to deliver his speech.

Professor Zedillowaspresident of Mexico between 1994 and 2000. Before that, he served as Minister of Education and was a strong advocate of educational reform.

A respected economist, Professor Zedillo shared his insights on economic globalisation and the international education market. He began by outlining the development of the global economy overthe last 50 years, pointing out that the gap between developed and emerging countries had actually increased during that time.

More recently, however, globalisation and technological advances over the last 20 years have helped to strengthen the economies of developing countries, he said. He forecast that in the next 25 years, emerging markets would play an even more important role in the global economy.

(Fig 1: Prof.Zedillo shared his shared his insights into economic globalisation and the international education market.)

As the fastest developing country, China has rapidly narrowed the gap with developed countries, accountingfor an increasing proportion of the global economy and enjoying a gradually rising international status.

Today, every step in China’s continuing development is impacting other countries. For example, a slow-down in China’s GDP growth rate from 10% to 6%-7%, has led toa reductionin global trade volumes.

Similarly, the global population is witnessing a gradual slow-down in growth, whichwill lead to reductions on both supply and demand sides.

Economic globalisation not only led toincreasing mutual dependence betweencountries, but also increased the capability for each to operate independently, said Professor Zedillo. As a result, when one country faced economic problems, it would blame globalisation and politicians would seize the opportunity to criticiseother countries. Mexico and China were both once seen as ‘job stealers’, for example. Another result was that each economy closed itself from cooperation, so each country became a victim and the world economy suffered.

ProfessorZedillo said he believed that economic development also led to inequalities in educational resources. He said educational resources were relatively rich in some places where people can access a better education and productivity was greater, while in other places it was the opposite. The sector still had a lot to do to close this gap between countries, he said.

(Prof.Zedillo answered questions posed by guests at the event.)

The speech of ProfessorZedillo received a warm response from the audience. There were frequent interruptions, as quite a few questions were raised by guests, which Professor Zedillo answered in turn. He also acknowledged the importance of extracurricular activitiesand the need for continuous education and lifelong learning.

At the same time, Professor Zedillo pointed out that the institutions within theLaureate International Universitiesnetwork span almost 30 countries around the world, with more than 1 million students. This growing number is evidence of global talent development through global distribution.

With globalisation, traditional, classroom-basedlearning is simply not able to close the education gap between countries. Pure study in the classroom is out of touch with real society, going against students’ survival and competitiveness in the global market.

In recent years, because of its flexibility, online learning has seen a rapid rise worldwide. It can not only bring global students closer together, but provides a diversified, international learning environment, which is a much stronger foundation for developing global talent.

(Christy Ma, on behalf of Laureate International Universities and University of Liverpool Online Programmes, expressedher sincere appreciation to Prof. Zedillo.)

After the speech and the question-and-answer session, Christy Ma, on behalf of Laureate International Universities and University of Liverpool Online Programmes, gave Professor Zedillo a thank-yougift as a token of everyone’s sincere appreciation for his inspiring speech.

About Professor Ernesto Zedillo

Born in Mexico City in 1951, Professor Ernesto Zedillo obtained his masters and PhD degrees in economics atYale University from 1974 to 1978. He was Mexico’s Secretary of Planning and Budget Control from 1988 to 1992, appointedSecretary of Educationfrom 1992 to 1993 and served as President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. In 2002 after leaving office, he was appointedProfessor of International Economics and Politics and International Relations, as well as Director of theCenter for the Study of Globalization, atYale University. From 2005 to 2011, he was alsothe Chairmanof theGlobal Development Network (GDN)and,from 2008 to 2010, the Chairmanof the GovernanceModernization Advanced Committee of World Bank Group.

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