SYDNEY and LANHAM, Md., Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The College of Sydney will supply postgraduate diploma packages on-line for the primary time in partnership with 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), the mum or dad firm of main on-line schooling platform edX.
The partnership will carry 4 postgraduate levels on-line, starting with a Grasp of Information Science and a Grasp of Venture and Program Administration, with functions anticipated to open in August 2022 and courses starting in February 2023.
The College has recognized that the majority postgraduate college students, who are sometimes working full-time, desire to attend on-line.
“For the College to be companions in lifelong studying with the group, we have to interact in a number of methods, for the wants of all our college students, and to a world-class customary. Our partnership with 2U allows that flexibility and I am excited that it’ll present a brand new alternative to fulfill the calls for of our college students,” mentioned Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Mark Scott.
“Our workers achieved a rare end in quickly shifting on-line due to COVID,” mentioned Scott. “This relationship provides our workers the chance for additional capability constructing and upskilling on this space—in partnership with the extremely skilled and well-regarded 2U—far more rapidly than can be doable by way of solely in-house improvement.”
Right now’s announcement expands on the College’s present partnership with 2U, which started in 2019 with the event of two on-line part-time boot camps for grownup learners in coding and cybersecurity. A 3rd monetary know-how on-line boot camp was added in 2021.
The College will retain full educational management of the brand new packages, figuring out the curriculum content material and admissions requirements, with all unit improvement and educating undertaken by the College’s educational workers. 2U will present the know-how platform, academic design and manufacturing, pupil and school assist, and advertising and recruitment providers.
The College’s teachers will work with 2U to develop the web postgraduate diploma packages, utilizing 2U’s digital infrastructure that mixes a complete set of know-how, information, and people-based providers to ship world-class on-line schooling and studying outcomes for college kids. Via 2U’s Profession Engagement Community, college students may even entry profession and job-relevant assets, instruments, and recruiting alternatives to assist them pursue rewarding and significant employment alternatives.
“The College of Sydney is a worldwide chief in greater schooling and we stay up for increasing our digital transformation partnership and bringing 4 new career-relevant on-line diploma packages to grownup learners in Australia and all over the world,” mentioned 2U’s President of Partnerships Andrew Hermalyn.
Along with the preliminary Grasp of Information Science and a Grasp of Venture and Program Administration (each College of Engineering), the College will later supply a Grasp of Cybersecurity (College of Engineering) and a Grasp of Information Analytics (College of Science).
The primary two on-line levels recognise that demand for professionals with mastery in information science and mission administration stays excessive throughout business sectors globally. By providing high-quality on-line diploma packages in these fields, 2U and the College of Sydney will assist develop entry to those in-demand careers.
2U already companions with a number of international establishments on full diploma packages together with UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Yale College, Tufts College, the College of London and the London College of Economics.
In regards to the College of Sydney:
The College of Sydney, based in 1850, is Australia’s first College and one of many world’s main complete analysis and educating universities. We’re ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd on the earth for influence and 1st in Australia and 4th on the earth for graduate employability. We’re a values-driven establishment with a dedication to schooling for all and to a constructive influence on, and management in, the communities we serve.
About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)
For greater than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation accomplice of option to nice non-profit faculties and universities delivering high-quality on-line schooling at scale. Because the mum or dad firm of edX, a number one international on-line studying platform, 2U gives over 40 million learners with entry to world-class schooling in partnership with greater than 230 faculties, universities, and companies. Our individuals and know-how are powering greater than 3,500 digital schooling choices — from free programs to full levels — and serving to unlock human potential. To study extra: go to 2U.com.
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