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SLIIT Computing signs MOU with Aston University UK


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SLIIT Computing, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aston University in the UK, to create academic exchange and develop cooperation in teaching, research and training between the two universities. Aston University Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Robert Berry and SLIIT President/CEO Professor Lalith Gamage exchanged the MoU on behalf of the two institutes. Aston University is a long established research-led facility based in Birmingham, known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. The University is currently ranked in 8th place for graduate employment, according to the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide, making it a leading university in terms of graduate employment for over 25 years.  Students who have successfully completed the second year of the BSc (IT) offered by SLIIT Computing and achieved an average 55% will be admitted to the third stage of the Aston University, BSc. Software Engineering program. At the third stage students also have the opportunity to transfer to the MEng Software Engineering, provided they meet the requirements at Aston. Students who have achieved an average 60% for their BSc (IT) will be admitted to the third stage of the MEng Software Engineering program. In addition to the BSc (IT) specialising in Information Technology, students should earn an overall score of  6.0 for IELTS or 78 on the Internet based TOEFL exam and an acceptable academic reference from SLIIT Computing. “It gives us great pride to announce our partnership with Aston University, which has been ranked among the top 40 universities in the UK. This collaboration will allow students and teachers from SLIIT and Aston University to exchange knowledge and create a host of mutually beneficial academic opportunities,” explained Professor Lalith Gamage. He went onto note that SLIIT’s commitment to quality and high standards creates valuable opportunities for students to meet the demands of the challenging business environment. Potential students can call on 2301904/2413900 or visit the website www.sliit.lk for further details.

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