September 15, 2021
In a bold step that seeks to revolutionise the expanded reach to the prospects for higher education in Sri Lanka and the region, Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) recently announced its partnership with UNIVISER, a pioneering digital platform that uses groundbreaking peer-to-peer technology to connect prospective students with a university’s current student ambassadors.
As generations of younger students begin opting for more tech-driven methods and peer-based recommendations to inform decision making, IIHE’s initiative to partner with UNIVISER enables their prospective students to instantly connect with high-achieving students at the institution.
This helps students wishing to enrol in the IIHE’s degree programmes to gain in-depth knowledge of the modules taught within each programme, as well as general knowledge about teacher quality, classmates, and the overall collegial atmosphere. As institutions around the globe struggle to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the partnership highlights the promise in boldly adopting innovative technologies to provide new opportunities to engage a university’s stakeholders, both safely and effectively.
Eraj Abeywardena, Course Director at IIHE stated, “Purchase decisions are increasingly made after verifying the experiences of previous consumers. Keeping in line with this trend we at IIHE chose to partner with UNIVISER to allow our students to share their learning experience with the prospective students. We have done this so that we are convinced and confident that what we offer is the top-of-the-shelf product.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with IIHE to bring this revolutionary new technology to their current and prospective students at a time when the value of peer-to-peer networking in the higher education industry is growing by leaps and bounds.” Ismail Sadurdeen, Founder and CEO of UNIVISER added.