ADDRESSING the needs and demands of a world that’s changing because of technological innovations is among the many reasons why Ateneo de Manila University and Queen Mary University of London are involved in a partnership.
Professor Colin Bailey, QMUL president and principal, said this following talks with officials of the Ateneo de Manila, led by Fr. Jett Villarin.
Starting next year, the two universities will offer joint and dual degree programs in big data, or data science, and in media and arts technology.
“So, the job market is going to change. And the biggest area where that’s gonna change is artificial intelligence, robotics and some of the health areas as well,” said Bailey.
Bailey, in his discussions will Fr. Villarin, said the two courses will fit into these areas of concern during a launch last Nov. 20 at the Arete inside the ADMU campus in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.
“These two courses fit exactly into that. How you understand big data, how do you do it to drive manufacturing forward,” he said.
Under a dual degree format, students will have an opportunity to spend time in both universities, and get two degrees from both institutions.
Fr. Villarin said their offering is just the start.
Both schools are considering plans to partner in other programs as well.
“This is just the opening salvo. We’d already talked about programs in other areas as well, and how we can work together,” added Villarin.
Because of their partnership, ADMU and QMUL are among a few universities in the world that offers a master’s degree in Media, Arts and Technology, and Data Science.
QMUL is one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.
It has over 130 years in teaching excellence and ranks in the Top 25 in the world for its international outlook.
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