APIIT Sri Lanka’s partner, Staffordshire University, shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’

Colombo. Monday 09 November 2020. APIIT Sri Lanka, established in 1999, is one of the leading and reputable private higher education institutes providing excellence in education. Starting with the quality assurance of the APIIT Diploma programmes in 2000, APIIT Sri Lanka has had a longstanding partnership with Staffordshire University, UK.

Over the years, the award-winning University which has been recognised for its far reaching goals, which are in sync with global requirements, has validated several Computing, Business and Law awards for delivery at APIIT Sri Lanka.

With its global recognition and commitment to excelling in the sphere of education, Staffordshire University has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ category at the Times Higher Education Awards 2020.

The virtual ceremony, which will take place on 26 November 2020, will focus solely on the achievements of higher education institutions in 2019/20 – a year in which Staffordshire University secured its Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating and climbed to its highest ever position in UK league tables. Ranked 37th out of 121 universities in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020, the University has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework by the British government in the recent years.

Students who enroll for the Staffordshire University degree programmes at APIIT Sri Lanka have the advantage of studying the similar programme as their counterparts in the UK with the curriculum being assured of high standards by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education in the UK. This curriculum is reviewed and revised every five years to include the current developments in the relevant discipline and to ensure that the latest industry requirements are addressed.

The excellence in teaching by the erudite scholarly faculty is the result of years of rigorous effort and persistent commitment. The APIIT quality assurance framework comprising of regular external audits by Staffordshire University and ISO 9001:2015 compliant internal quality assurance processes ensures that appropriate and effective learning opportunities are provided to its entire student body.

Staffordshire University, UK, is a leading university famed for its innovative digital technologies, its consistency in building a rich heritage and strong reputation for superseding the global standards of education.

To date, the Staffordshire University-APIIT Sri Lanka collaboration has over 3500 alumni. Moreover, APIIT Sri Lanka has a track record of producing highly employable graduates with over 90% of students securing gainful employment within three months of graduation. In addition to securing an internationally reputed education, the industry connections and emphasis on experience ensure a high employability level spanning all parts of the world.

Having transformed lives, this partnership has benefitted not merely a region but the whole world, with its students holding sway in global companies and working at top levels of government. Further, the partnership has played a pivotal role in establishing strong bonds between individuals and creating a global connectivity. Notably laying claim to its reputation as a global leader, APIIT Sri Lanka’s network features in a case study in the Quality Assurance Agency, UK country report on Sri Lanka, 2020.