Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021

Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021

Canada’s Humber College has announced that it will open the Humber International Graduate School in January 2021.

This new location, named the Humber International Graduate School (Humber IGS), will be in Toronto and will provide business-focused programmes specialising in work-integrated learning.

Humber claims the new campus will enable international students to be well-connected with the employment opportunities available in Toronto, as the city is Canada’s financial services hub and one of the region’s most dynamic technology sectors.

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is a polytechnic educational institution in Canada with a focus on applied research, which claims to have ‘extensive industry connections’.

The new college will be an addition to Humber’s three campuses, and current network of 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students.

Students will have more access to ‘career-focused, graduate-level education’

Chris Whitaker, President of Humber College, said: “Ontario graduate certificates have been our fastest growing credential for many years and the Humber IGS is a unique way to meet that demand and enhance opportunities for higher learning.

“Between Humber’s programs and the more than 80 pathways to master’s degrees at partner institutions, students will have more access to career-focused, graduate-level education than ever before.”

6,000 of Humber College’s 33,000 students are international students.

350 students expected to enrol in Humber International Graduate School by January 2021

Approximately 350 students are expected to begin studies at the new campus in January 2021, with enrolment predicted to grow to up to 2,000 students.

Reflecting on Whitaker’s statement, Andrew Ness, Dean of International at Humber College, similarly expressed his hope for this development.

“The Humber IGS is transformational. Students will receive a global classroom experience in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

“Humber has a long history of educating international students in Toronto and abroad. The IGS will build on that success by helping international students to develop their skills and connect them with potential employers.”

Students can begin applying for Humber International Graduate School programmes in April 2020.

Pic: Rachael Annabelle

Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

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