Glamorgan Welcomes Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Jun 19, 2012, 07:49 ET from University of Glamorgan

CARDIFF, Wales, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Malaysia's See Lian Ong, Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) visited Britain's University of Glamorgan as they announced that a further two construction and property courses have gained accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

See Lian Ong, who has enjoyed an illustrious career in the construction industry in Malaysia, travelled to Wales last week (14 June) to discuss export opportunities for the Welsh construction market. During his visit he met with the University of Glamorgan's Vice-Chancellor Julie Lydon for a tour of the award-winning facilities at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama which won a prize for Design and Innovation in the 2012 RICS Awards Wales.

In addition to the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Environmental Conservation Management awards, the University now has accredited awards in BSC (Hons) Project Management Surveying and MSc Asset Management and Development.

Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan, said: "The close links between Glamorgan and the RICS are a model of how higher education and the industry's leading professional body can work together. The RICS offers an internationally recognised professional qualification and students who qualify on accredited courses such as our MSc Construction Project Management, and Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree, obtain a real advantage in getting career opportunities anywhere in the world."

Editor's notes:

Photograph left-right: See Lian Ong (RICS President), Peter Curran (Vice Principal (Resources) RWCMD), Julie Lydon (University of Glamorgan Vice-Chancellor), Michael Lawley (RICS Wales Chairman) & Neil Brierley (Incoming RICS Wales Chairman)

Contact: Jenna Hopkinson, +44-1443-482486

SOURCE University of Glamorgan