Polytechnic University and New Zealand University IPU New Zealand have signed a partnership agreement in the Master’s degree programme International Business Development’s international educational programme. Russian and international students will be eligible to earn two degrees simultaneously under the new deal.
The first was earned after a year of study in New Zealand (Postgraduate Diploma, Level 8). The second was earned after a year of study at Polytechnic University (Master’s degree from SPbPU). Higher education degrees from two separate systems – Bologna and British – would significantly improve future graduates’ competitiveness in the international labour market. The length of schooling will remain unchanged.
SPbPU’s Institute of Industrial Management, Economics, and Trade are in charge of the International Business Development programme. “Despite the coronavirus pandemic, IIMET has made substantial progress in New Zealand in terms of building a partner network. We’ve built a network of partners with whom we’re still negotiating – especially in the area of international educational growth,” director of the IIMET, Vladimir SHCHEPININ, said.
“We are familiar with New Zealand universities’ principles, the educational system’s quirks, and the key points of potential cooperation. And I have to admit that the enthusiasm is reciprocal. Our key goal shortly is to extend our collaboration on other international initiatives and to increase our joint publication activity.”
Obtaining NZQA accreditation would be a critical phase in implementing the new curriculum (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). According to Nikita LUKASHEVICH, IIMET’s Deputy Director for International Activities, this accreditation would enable New Zealand partners to accept the SPbPU program’s results and allow graduates to obtain a Master’s Degree, Level 9 in New Zealand.
According to Kiwi Education, Polytechnic University has become the first Russian university to sign a partnership agreement with a New Zealand university in 2020. Furthermore, New Zealand was the first area to implement SPbPU. “We are grateful that Polytechnic University was the first university in history to sign a cooperation agreement with a university in Niger,” says the group.
This isn’t a coincidence; it’s the product of hard work, patience, and a shared awareness of the current state of higher education, as well as the highest levels of professionalism on both sides,” said Serge NAIRI, President of Platinum Standard Education and Kiwi Education Development Director.
“We are grateful to our Kiwi Education colleagues for their encouragement and fruitful cooperation, which started at the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) annual conference in 2019.” Kiwi Education is the most well-known and well-respected education provider in New Zealand.
New Zealand friends, foreign services, and SPbPU institutes have been actively engaged in negotiations for more than two years, confirmed by successful cases, as you can see. “I am confident that our collaboration will yield fresh and excellent results,” said Olga EMELYANOVA, Head of the Department of International Educational Programs and Academic Mobility.