VANCOUVER, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Langara College is pleased to announce
the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australia's
Griffith University. The MOU paves the way for Langara graduates to
pursue a range of related bachelors' and masters' degrees at Griffith
"We are pleased to be able to partner with Griffith University, which is
considered one of Australia's most innovative and influential
institutions," says Dr. David Ross, Langara College President and CEO.
"This agreement is the first step in developing new opportunities for
our students, graduates, and the Langara community."
Under the terms of the agreement, graduates of certain Langara programs
will be eligible for admission to Griffith University with full
block-transfer credit provided all other entrance criteria such as
grade point average and admission requirements are met. Students will
also have access to a limited number of full-fee scholarships through
"The landscape of higher education is changing and in Langara College,
we recognize similar desires to diversify classroom opportunities,"
says Professor Ian O'Connor, Griffith University Vice-Chancellor and
President. "We are impressed by the quality of learning at Langara and
look forward to establishing academic exchanges that create further
opportunities for collaboration."
At the institutional level, the partnership agreement supports several
aspects of Langara's strategic plan, including developing and
diversifying opportunities for learners and enhancing the College's
About Griffith University
Established in 1975, Griffith University is Australia's ninth largest
higher education provider. With multiple campuses throughout
Queensland, the university is home to more than 43,000 students from
131 countries and offers over 300 degrees.
About Langara College
Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides
University, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more
than 23,000 students annually. The College's expansive academic breadth
and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. For
more information, visit www.langara.bc.ca.
SOURCE Langara College
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