Liverpool Hope has been named ‘International University of the Year’ by the respected Academic Insights magazine.
The publication, headquartered in Bangalore, India, aims to shine a light on leading schools, colleges and educational establishments from across the world, while also showcasing innovative educational thought-leaders.
The latest ‘International University of the Year’ edition shortlists 14 institutions from across the globe which offer ‘academic opportunity for holistic learning, diverse networking and global exposure’.
And not only did Liverpool Hope make the cut, alongside just two other UK institutions, the University also graces the magazine’s cover.
In an interview with the publication, with a readership of more than 350,000, Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerald Pillay described Hope as a ‘haven for international students’ and also one which is home to staff from over 35 different countries.
Professor Pillay highlighted the close partnerships Hope has fostered with colleges and universities across India - in cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Trichy, Mumbai, Pune and Madurai.
He added: “The Indian students enhance the University by sharing their culture with other students.
“The University is clear that international collaboration at student, academic and leadership levels are vital for people to have a full and rounded education.”
The Academic Insights magazine accolade also reinforced Hope’s commitment to ensuring students who arrive in Liverpool from abroad enjoy a ‘seamless’ move, by way of the University’s dedicated International Hub.
Professor Pillay added: “We’re delighted to receive this award from Academic Insights Magazine as it recognises our dedication to fostering international relations while also giving our students the opportunity to showcase their skills on a global scale.”
The other UK institutions featured in the shortlist are the London Business School and the University of Surrey.
Other educational establishments praised included the Technical University of Munich, Germany, the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Harrisburg University, USA.