London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie
On Monday 30 October 2017, Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University and Professor Christian Werner, CEO of Triagon Akademie, formalised a new partnership between the two institutions by holding a joint agreement signing ceremony.
The event was held at London Met’s Holloway Road campus and was also attended by the Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown, the School heads of academic partnerships, Dr Wendy Bloisi and Dr Vincent Hargy, and the deputy Head of the Quality Enhancement Unit, Habib Rahman.
Triagon Akademie is based across three sites in Germany and two sites in Austria and Switzerland. The University has approved this new partner to deliver over 20 courses in a blended and/or online mode across all sites.
Four of London Met’s academic schools are involved with the partnership: the Guildhall School of Business and Law, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Human Sciences and the School of Computing and Digital Media. Each course will be supported by a named academic liaison tutor and oversight will be provided by the school’s head of academic partnerships. The Quality Enhancement Unit will provide support and monitor all quality assurance and enhancement matters. Course delivery on a number of the approved courses will commence in March 2018 with plans for all courses to be run from September 2018.
Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, said: “I believe the partnership between London Met and Triagon Akademie will greatly enrich students’ learning.
“Triagon provide opportunities for non-traditional students, including students with a vocational background, which is something that London Met greatly supports.
“We are proud to partner with Triagon and provide top quality education for students which will transform lives.”
Professor Christian Werner explained that Triagon’s aim in becoming a partner of London Metropolitan University is based on the fact that there is an enormous potential in the German speaking countries for post-secondary education that cannot be addressed given the very strict and rigid regulations existing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Additionally stating that London Met offers a portfolio of academic programs that are very attractive for the German speaking educational market.
Following the ceremony Professor Werner was welcomed in The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design to discuss the possibility of further expanding the partnership.