BALTIMORE, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laureate Online Education B.V. today announced it has entered an agreement with the University of Roehampton, London, for the delivery of online master's degree programs. The new online degree programs, set to launch in the autumn of 2012, will expand access to online higher education for working professionals worldwide. Through this agreement, the University of Roehampton, London, joins the Laureate International Universities network, a global community of more than 60 accredited campus-based and online institutions of higher education with more than 675,000 students in 29 countries.
Located in southwest London, the University of Roehampton offers degrees in business, education, the arts and humanities, social sciences and human and life sciences. The University has a diverse student body, consisting of more than 130 nationalities. Students in the new online programs can earn management-focused degrees, including an MBA, an MSc in Project Management and an MSc in Information Systems Management.
"Through our relationship with the University of Roehampton, London, working adults worldwide will have access to online higher education programs that are designed to meet employer needs in our global economy," said Norman Bloomberg, chief operating officer, Laureate Online Education B.V. "Both the University of Roehampton, London, and Laureate Online Education have much in common, including a shared belief in the ability of education to transform lives and communities. We also share a commitment to student outcomes, to an international approach to higher education, and to programs that are aligned with real-world business needs. We look forward to working with the University of Roehampton, London to develop an online curriculum and student support services that further the University's reputation for delivering these qualities and values."
"We are delighted with this partnership, which means that in the future a great many students around the world will be able to study for a Roehampton degree using the latest technology and online pedagogy," said Professor Paul O'Prey, vice-chancellor of the University of Roehampton. "The move into online, through our partnership with Laureate Online Education, puts the University of Roehampton, London firmly on the map for its use of innovative technologies in educational provision."
About Laureate Online Education B.V.:
Laureate Online Education B.V., is a subsidiary of Laureate Education, Inc., a private company that provides undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs to traditional and adult students worldwide. Laureate Education, Inc., provides its higher education programs through Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities serving more than 675,000 students in 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Laureate Online Education B.V. is the exclusive global education partner in delivering online education for the University of Liverpool, Glion Institute of Higher Education and University of Roehampton, London. For more information about Laureate Education, Inc., and the Laureate International Universities network, visit www.laureate.net.
About the University of Roehampton, London:
The University of Roehampton, London, provides a high-quality learning experience in a friendly and supportive environment. The Roehampton ethos sees higher education as an important driver of both personal growth and social change. Roehampton has a proud and distinguished history dating back to the 1840s, its Colleges were also among the first colleges of higher education in the UK to admit women. That tradition of commitment to equality continues to be part of the ethos of Roehampton, which has one of the most diverse communities of students in the UK. Today the University has a broad range of expertise across business, the arts and humanities, social sciences and human and life sciences, at the same time as maintaining its historic strength in education. In an era of globalisation, studying in a community that consists of more than 130 different nationalities prepares graduates to do business with people from around the world. And because Roehampton students are taught directly by academics with national and international reputations for their research, they learn in an environment that is rich in creativity and new ideas. For information about the University of Roehampton campus, visit www.roehampton.ac.uk. For information about the online programs, visit www.roehampton-online.com.
SOURCE Laureate Online Education B.V.