GUST to Start Cooperation with Imperial College London

Oct 29, 2015

Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan, Vice President for Academic Affairs at GUST, visited the Imperial College* in London and met with Dr. David Lefevre, Epigeum Chairman and Director of the Imperial Educational Technology Unit. During the meeting, they discussed the development of seven online courses for blended learning with GUST. The courses will be used for faculty development.

Epigeum was founded as a subsidiary to Imperial College London, both are jointly owned by Oxford University. It is a leading provider of 78 exceptional online courses designed to help universities and colleges enhance their core activities whether in teaching, research, studying or leadership and management. Their courses are used by 230 leading universities in 27 countries, and are developed through a global collaboration of experts and partner universities by an in-house team of editorial and online professionals.

This agreement is the first step of cooperation between the two universities as they both work to launch further initiatives in the future.

*Imperial College is a world-class university; a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialization, and innovation where global challenges are professionally tackled. The university’s work benefits all those operating within research-driven industries, running the gamut from strategic issues to the impact of science and technology on business, policy and society.