The International Association of Universities (IAU) has awarded Cardiff Met with their highest award after judging the University to be comprehensively internationalised.
A panel from IAU has assessed the university across 15 criteria, including its strategy, the support provided to international students at home and abroad, its work to internationalise the curriculum and research activities, and its efforts to support social cohesion around the world. The award follows a university wide self-evaluation and a visit from the panel, where they met with students and staff. Cardiff Met successfully met each criterion and was commended in areas including its strategy, governance, culture, learning and teaching, and support services.
The panel also commended the institution's internationalisation activities both at home and abroad, recognising that internationalisation is pervasive throughout the institution and embedded deeply within each of its schools and units.
Madeleine Green, Chair of the Panel and Senior Fellow, International Association of Universities and NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, said "The International Association of Universities is delighted to confer the first learning badge for comprehensive internationalisation. The Panel recognises that Cardiff Metropolitan University has made a huge contribution to the lives of both international and local students in Cardiff by achieving an impressive level of internationalisation throughout the institution and embedding it deep within its culture and strategy."
Professor Cara Aitchison, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University said, "Cardiff Met has a unique internationalisation model that embodies our values and has an impact on global social cohesion. I am pleased that this model has been recognised on an international level."
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