The University of Northampton, located in the heart of England, is an institution of higher learning that offers a wide range of certificate and degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University is globally renowned in several subject specialisms, including Information Technology and Community Work and Outreach; it has recently invested in a multi-million pound Technology Realm enabling the University’s computer courses to benefit from a state-of-the-art facility in 3D visualization and immersive technology. In 2012, the University of Northampton was recognized as ‘England's No. 1 University for Employability’. As part of a unique development strategy, the University promotes a holistic approach at the institutional level through the integration of social enterprise into: (a) student offers; (b) teaching, learning, and research; and (c) working with local authorities, businesses, and the wider community. Northampton aspires to be the ‘Top University in the UK for Social Enterprise’ by the year 2015.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
According to the terms of a MoU signed by the School of Health at the University of Northampton and St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute, both institutions commit to develop the following collaborative activities, on a basis of equality and reciprocity:
the exchange of lecturers and educators;
the mobility of students and researchers;
the creation of joint and/or mutually recognized Awards (single courses) and/or Certificate programs (at the FHEQ4 level) in the Community Work specialism;
the creation of collaborative research projects;
the promotion of lectures, conferences, seminars, symposia, and/or colloquia;
and/or other academic co-operation as mutually agreed.