Under the agreement, Shorelight will recruit for degree programs and “attract a diverse range of students” for Heriot-Watt’s Global College, which offers programs in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.
The Global College – launched last year – offers degree programs at undergraduate and masters level into university degree programmes.
“We look forward to working with Shorelight and building on their expertise and global network of leading higher education experts,” said Lucy Everest, Global Chief Operating Officer, Heriot-Watt.
“Their exclusive technology and service platform will enable us to further increase international recruitment and enrollment rates.”
“Their exclusive technology and service platform will enable us to further grow our international recruitment.
The institution’s ambition is “to provide an inclusive approach to higher education through innovative student support models that improve student learning and achievement,” Everest added.
The chief executive of the US company – which operates in more than 200 countries and has more than 7,000 “distribution points” across agencies, schools and consultants – is “excited” about the partnership with Heriot-Watt and Global College.
“We say our mission at Shorelight is to help educate the world – and our partnership with Heriot-Watt is the next step in that ambitious journey,” said CEO and co-founder Tom Dretler.
Global College Executive Dean Anna Fenge added that the partnership is “an important step forward in achieving our goal of providing an excellent education to an even more diverse range of students from around the world.”
Everest previously spoke to The PIE about the new Dubai campus and the expansion of the institution’s distance learning offerings.
Currently some 27,000 students from 160 countries study at Heriot-Watt. The partnership with Heriot-Watt University is the only Shorelight in the UK.