As part of a joint plan with OIEG, the college has moved to the Bounty House estate after originally opening in 2018 within the campus at the university.
At an opening ceremony in Bounty House on May 17, the university‘s vice-chancellor Jane Harrington told attendees that this new physical space would help welcome “more international students than ever before”.
“I have no doubt that this new physical space within the walls of Bounty House will be a place where ideas continue to be shared, relationships can be built, innovation can thrive and UGIC can grow even further.
Vice-chancellor of the University of Greenwich Jane Harrington and President and Co-founder of OIEG David Brown cut the ribbon.
“As we attract and retain the brightest and most talented students, faculty and staff, it gives us the much-need space to thrive,” she continued.
“To ensure long-term sustainability, we seek to broaden our academic offer”
The opening of the new dedicated space in conjunction with OIEG comes after previous iterations of the partnership have seen “over a thousand students” progressing to study at Greenwich.
It comes as the University seeks to supercharge its offerings under its Strategy 2030, underpinned by the idea of “prioritising student access, inclusivity and culture”.
“To ensure long-term sustainability, we seek to broaden our academic offer and grow our student community to over 40,000 students studying in the UK and overseas,” Harrington said.
“We know that we cannot achieve all our ambitions on our own, so our future strategy is found upon working with a variety of partners.”
She said that the success with OIEG thus far “has been based on the commitment of the respective teams and their close working together”.
OIEG told The PIE that a recently agreed new strategic framework document will create “significant additional growth over the next two years” with a particular focus on science and engineering and undergraduate recruitment.