24 November 2023
The University of Law shortlisted for Amicus Awards
Earlier this month, The University of Law was delighted to be shortlisted for the Champions of Justice - Academic Team Category at the Amicus Champions of Justice Awards 2023.
Jane Officer founded Amicus in 1992, in memory of her penpal, Andrew Lee Jones. Despite a lack of scientific evidence linking him to the crime, Andrew was charged with murder and executed in Louisiana in 1991. After seeing how Andrew was treated and speaking to his family, she went on to found Amicus.
Amicus runs various volunteer placement programmes in the UK and US to ensure prisoners on death row have access to good legal representation.
The Champions of Justice Awards celebrates the remarkable pro bono efforts made by law firms and individual volunteers to uphold justice in the US death penalty system. The Academic Team category is new to 2023 and aims to highlight teams who have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of justice.
The University of Law is also shortlisted in the Amicus Student Awards for Stand Out Student Group. Several students volunteer time and knowledge to ensure death row inmates receive legal representation, and it is wonderful to see their hard work recognised by this nomination.
BSBI Provost and Chief Academic Officer receives EdFalcon Global Award 2024
On Friday 23 February, Professor Dr Kyriakos Kouveliotis, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation, received the ‘Inspiring Education Administrator of the Year 2024 (Higher Education)’ award at the EdFalcon Global Awards, held at the EdTalk World Conference in India.
SMU announces new partnership with University College of the Cayman Islands
On Friday 2 February, St. Matthews University announced that it has partnered with the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) to streamline the path for Caymanian students to receive their Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
UE announces collaboration with Helwan University
On Thursday 22 February, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Helwan University (HU).