James Cook University in Singapore signs MOU with ICDL Asia


The collaboration between James Cook University in Singapore and ICDL Asia aims to provide a more efficient pathway into the University’s degree programs for ICDL certified candidates.

James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICDL Asia on 5 August 2022.

Through this partnership, ICDL Asia will offer increased availability of certification in digital literacy and the use of information and communication technologies within Asia and Oceania. Meanwhile, JCU in Singapore will work together with ICDL Asia to pave the way for eligible ICDL candidates to obtain appropriate transfer credits for degree programs at JCU in Singapore.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 300 of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Science, Commerce, Accounting, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.

Mr Damien O’Sullivan, CEO of ICDL Foundation, said, “To prepare students for the digital future, ICDL continues our efforts and outreach with leading educational partners like JCU in fostering the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem in Singapore. We are pleased to partner with JCU to nurture a community of digitally skilled students in Singapore, who will benefit from the accelerated pathway programmes JCU and ICDL Asia offer.”

Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, said, “One of the world’s most pressing challenges today includes embracing a rapid-changing digital environment, as well as effective use of information and communication technologies, and ICDL shares our vision of equipping students with the skills and knowledge to tackle this challenge. This collaboration presents new opportunities for ICDL candidates to learn and further their education with JCU, while sharing their perspectives in our classrooms as we work towards creating positive development and impact together.”

Find out more about the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

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