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Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University Implements Akari Software’s Global Curriculum Management Solution in Three Countries
The Move Will Enhance Recruitment and the Education Experience for over 29,000 Students

16 September, 2021

[CORK CITY, IRELAND]: Akari Software Ltd. today announced the deployment of the Global Curriculum Management solution at Heriot-Watt University. The GCM solution will support the life cycles of programmes and courses from cradle to grave – from first conception through all areas of approval, quality assurance, marketing, delivery, retirement and partnership management across the University’s three home countries in the UK (Edinburgh), Malaysia and Dubai.

“With the implementation of a full set of curriculum management functionalities, connecting multiple campuses, Heriot-Watt University will create a superior applicant and student experience by having processes simplified with a singular digitised curriculum truth, enhanced recruitment publications, and the ability to act on powerful curriculum insights,” says Heidi Voulstaker, Regional Director for EMEA at Akari Software. “Akari Software is delighted to have worked in partnership with Heriot-Watt University to achieve this key milestone. We look forward to our continued partnership and we are confident that the Akari Curriculum Management solution will further underpin and support the University to achieve its core teaching and learning objectives.”

“The GCM system will enable seamless transitions to academic review, quality processes and the approval of fees and resources, and will help staff steer proposals through the separate regulatory frameworks of our three home countries in the UK, Malaysia and Dubai,” says Paul Travill, Academic Registrar at Heriot-Watt University. “This step will advance Heriot-Watt University to become a truly global organisation”, with the students’ curriculum path clearly evidenced from application to completion.”

About Akari Software Ltd

Akari Software Ltd is the leading curriculum management solution provider in the EMEA and APAC regions. The Akari Curriculum Management solution is a comprehensive, easy-to-use on-line software for managing the design, delivery, publication, cost-effectiveness and quality of information on education programmes and their attendant documentation. Developed with HEI partners, the software manages workflow for developing, editing, approval and publication of Modules and Programmes including workload, learning outcomes, materials & exam requirements, underpinned by seamless integration and business intelligence capabilities.

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics’ institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in the UK. The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries. Heriot-Watt is one of the most internationally diversified of any UK university, with one third of on-campus students studying in Scotland being from outside the UK.

Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics’ institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in the UK.

Heriot-Watt currently has five campuses (Edingurgh, Scottish Borders, Dubai, Malaysia, Orkney), and also runs distance learning programmes through 53 approved learning partners to students around the world.

Students: 16,016 (2020)

Undergraduates: 11,715 (2020)

Postgraduates: 4,301 (2020)