Every year, Cardiff Metropolitan University hosts a partnership conference for its partners in Wales and overseas. The 2018 partner conference was held recently and saw 31 delegates in attendance from 13 of the University’s partners from Wales, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Greece, Morocco, Bulgaria, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain and Cyprus.
The partner conference consisted of a range of sessions and workshops over two days, as well as a conference dinner at Cardiff Castle. All partners were welcomed by Professor Sushila Chang (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) at the first day, and by Professor Cara Aitchison (President and Vice-Chancellor) at the second.
The beginning was Introduction to the New Strategic Plan Professor Mohamed Loutfi (Pro Vice-Chancellor International). Other sessions included quality assurance and enhancement, international strategy and partnership overview, funding to support mobility and exchanges, and developing and supporting partners.
The cooperation between Varna University of Management, Bulgaria and Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met), UK provides our students the opportunity to graduate with two Bachelor degrees – Bulgarian BA and BA (Hons)/Bsc (Hons) от Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met), UK after successful completion of 6 semesters in the English taught programmes at VUM, Bulgaria. The cooperation gives an additional opportunity to the VUM students to study in the Cardiff Met’s MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme in Bulgaria.
Varna University of Management’s academic partner – Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met), UK-is an internationally recognized institute of higher education, which has four campuses and over 11.000 students from 125 countries. In an actual fact, the Faculty of Management is the largest MBA Faculty in the United Kingdom. At present, this particular faculty is represented by a few affiliated institutions in several countries around the globe among which is Bulgaria – through the partnership between Cardiff Met and Varna University of Management.