We are in the business of producing agile business executives and leaders by providing well structured market relevant learning from the best universities and educational institutes form overseas. We were incorporated in October 1996 and for the past 24 years we have provided the private sector and government institutions over 1000 skilled graduates.
Our curriculums are structured to suit the global business demands and not only Sri Lanka or UK centric. The faculty are all from the industry who have excelled in their chosen fields. We assess applied knowledge through assignments which are current in context and not memory through exams. We understand that knowledge gained through wider educations in only as good as its application. Our students transform in their thinking and approach during the course. This is our competitive advantage.
We believe that education is no longer about filling the minds of the students but about shaping the minds. This way we enable agility among the graduates we produce.
What makes us different?
There are fundamental questions one should ask before choosing a higher education path. They are
i). Why do I need this?
ii) Who is the awarding body
iii) Who are the faculty that delivers
iv) How relevant is the module structure and content and finally
v) How is the learning outcome assessed.
Not many who decide to invest their money and hours of their lifetime ask these questions before making the choice.
We have consciously made our choices to answer those questions and that is our competitive advantage.
We at the time of recruitment consciously try to find out why the prospect is looking for wider education.
We have partnered with a Royal Chartered institute University of Wales Trinity St. David (UWTSD) the 3rd oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge. UWTSD celebrate 200 years in education in 2022.
We continue our quest to bring the program of repute and relevance to ensure our students stand out in the global job market
Message from Head of School
Mr Bradley Emerson
Chose wise : your future is the outcome of your present choices
“Education, particularly higher education is a critical component not only of socioeconomic development of a nation but also the sustenance of same. Therefore, education needs to be aligned provide resources to the key drivers of the economy. To us at IIHE education is not about passing out graduates. It is about being connected to the economic potential of a nation.
It has been highlighted many times that conventionally there are gaps in aligning the higher education to the economic drivers. Primarily the curriculum to Industry gap - Curriculum outcome must connect to industry trends in order to maximize student employability and career progress. Secondly, curriculum to learning gap - the composition of the modules, the content thereof, the method of delivery and assessment of the learning outcomes could be industry relevant yet there can be a gap in the learning. Thirdly and most importantly the student to industry relevance gap. This is what is causing the high rate unemployability of graduates.
We, at IIHE are aware of these gaps and conscious of the higher purpose of learning. Our entire institution is built to deliver the purpose in higher and wider education. To us at IIHE education is not about passing out graduates. It is about being connected to the economic potential of a nation.
The faculty we have chosen are all from the industry who have excelled in their chosen fields. UWTSD assess applied knowledge through assignments which are current in context and not memory through exams. We understand that knowledge gained through wider education is only as good as its application. Our students transform in their thinking and approach during the course.” People who come through such a process will be agile and adaptive and relevant to the future. Education must be ‘future focused’.
Employability is the proof of any education system and the time spent in education and knowledge imparted need not be thought as it is openly available, therefore, what needs to be thought is the cognitive ability – the ability to draw insights and apply the same. If knowledge is information, wisdom is the understanding and application of that knowledge and insight is the awareness of the underlying essence of wider learning today.
Dr. Esmond De Silva, PhD
Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Dr. Esmond De Silva, PhD: Bachelor of Philosophy (1989) from Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome and Bachelor of Theology (1993) from Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome; MA in Linguistics (2010)- University of Kelaniya
His Professional Experience in Teaching and Lecturing: School Teacher; Visiting Lecturer – University of Kelaniya; Visiting Lecturer – University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Lecturer – Aquinas University College; Lecturer- Lyceum Academy for Teacher Education; Mentor / Teacher of The Focus Business School International (Asia Region).
Dr. Esmond’s is further Experienced in Educational Administration: Assistant Registrar and The Head of Faculty of Psychology & Counselling, Secretary of Senate – Aquinas University College, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Registrar cum Senior Lecturer – Lyceum Academy for Teacher Education, Sri Lanka; Member of Board of Trustees – Focus Business School Intl.; Director – Ethnic Science Foundation, Sri Lanka.
Ms. Bavani Dinesh Kumar is the Academic Registrar at IIHE. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from University of Colombo and MBA from ICFAI University, Dehradun, India. She is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Starting her career as Key Account Manager at Sri Lanka Telecom and changed her discipline to banking as Manager Corporate Sales at ICICI Bank Ltd. She also served as Assistant Manager – Branch Operations at ICICI Bank Ltd. She has experience serving as Consultant Assistant to the International Financial Consultant at International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
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