WOU welcomes collaboration with University of Hull

WOU is looking at potential partnership arrangements with University of Hull (UoH), UK that can deliver benefits to both institutions and particularly to its students.

This latest development emerged following a meeting between Professor Mark Lorch, Associate Dean, International Engagement, Faculty of Science and Engineering, UoH and WOU senior management at the main campus today.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dato' Dr Ho Sinn Chye (3rd from right) joins in the discussion led by Chief Operating Officer Yeong Sik Kheong (centre).

Vice Chancellor Prof Dato' Dr Ho Sinn Chye (3rd from right) joins in the discussion led by Chief Operating Officer Yeong Sik Kheong (centre).

The WOU team comprised Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye, Chief Operating Officer Yeong Sik Kheong, Regional Operations and Marcom Director K H Chong, School of Science & Technology Dean Assoc Prof Dr Wendy Bong Chin Wei, and School of Business & Administration Deputy Dean Prakash Arumugam.

The meeting explored a few potential areas of collaboration as listed below:

1.    Co-developing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short course in a Computer Science specialisation such as Game Development that could be delivered as a distance learning module

2.    Delivering UoH MSc in Computer Science courses, such as Security and Distributed Computing, in the distance learning mode. 

Prof Lorch from University of Hull.

Prof Lorch from University of Hull.

UoH, located in the northeast of UK was founded in 1927, making it the 14th oldest university in the United Kingdom. The faculties there include science and engineering, arts and humanities, medical and social sciences, law and business. Its students are mainly from full-time study, while a small number pursue blended learning, supported by online learning materials and online tutorials.