Skilled Education and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) announce major online learning partnership
Skilled Education have announced a major new partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE) which was recently ranked the 5th best University in the UK and 27th globally in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Skilled are working with the university to design and develop a wide range of online and blended undergraduate and postgraduate courses for thousands of LSE students, and have been doing so since June in preparation for the 2020/21 academic year.
Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education at LSE, said: “COVID-19 may have changed the way we have to deliver our teaching and learning, but it has not dented our determination to ensure that our students continue to enjoy an inspirational and supportive learning environment. We are delighted to partner with Skilled Education to develop a range of undergraduate and postgraduate trailblazer courses which will enable us to develop our online provision and ensure that students can increasingly access the highest quality education, wherever they may be.”
Rajay Naik, Chief Executive Officer of Skilled Education, said: “We have greatly enjoyed getting to know the outstanding team at the LSE and are proud to be supporting such an admired international institution with their long-term strategy. It is vital to ensure an exceptional student experience, whether on-campus, blended or entirely online – particularly given that the boundaries between modes of study will become increasingly blurred. High-quality higher education has a lifechanging impact so we are determined to ensure that our Universities continue to thrive in the years ahead.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is the highest ranked University in the world for Social Sciences and one of the most prestigious brands in the world. It is the UK’s most international university, with over half of its students coming from overseas and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The library at LSE is the largest in the world devoted to social sciences. The institution was recently ranked the fifth highest ranked UK University in both the Guardian Best Universities Ranking for 2021 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021. Sixteen Nobel Prize winners have been staff or studied at the London School of Economics.
Skilled Education designs, develops and expands online degrees and courses for the world’s leading Universities and largest companies. Their team includes pedagogic experts, seasoned technologists and leading academics who have designed and delivered courses at the most prestigious brands including Harvard, Oxford and MIT. The company enjoys a unique model, enabling partners to select a bespoke set of services and retain full control whilst enjoying the expertise and bandwidth of a specialist partner. Their mission to be the catalyst of online education extends across partnerships in multiple sectors and countries.