Canterbury Christ Church University wins prestigious award

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has won a Times Higher Education Award for International Impact.

Work by CCCU academics in the Faculty of Education has won a prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Award for International Impact.

THE Awards have been described as the ‘Oscars of UK Higher Education’, recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions in the higher education sector.

Tony Mahon, Project Director and Faculty Director for CCCU’s International Development feels ‘humbled and proud’ for having their hard work recognised by a prestigious award.

He said: “To win the THE Award for International Impact is more than I could ever have hoped for this project. Working in Palestine has been an amazing journey. It is tremendous recognition that our team, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and partner universities in Palestine and with the support of the World Bank, has made such a significant contribution to reforming the entire teacher education system in Palestine that will have an impact for years to come.

“I am both humbled and proud of the achievement and recognition.”

‘Groundbreaking work’

The ‘groundbreaking’ work of university’s Faculty of Education focused on enhancing the quality of teacher education in Palestine. You can read more on their award-winning work here.

The judges of the Award praised the fact that the programme has been “recognised by the World Bank for excellence and for its potential to be replicated in other regions where teacher training is an essential component of strengthening higher education systems.”

Find out more about the project on the World Bank website.

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Claisse Opulencia

Editor-in-Chief of Unified. Claisse is a third year multimedia journalism student at CCCU. Amnesty Media Award Finalist 2018, IRN Awards Runner-up 2018 and nominated for two SPA Awards 2018.

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