International award for university

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Falmouth University has been presented with an international education prize at a ceremony held in the USA.

The university received Silver in the European regional category for best educational project at the Reimagine Education Awards in Philadelphia.

It was also named as runner-up in the Presence Learning category for its new postgraduate business incubation programme, Launchpad.

Reimagine Education is about “identifying, sharing and celebrating transformative educational initiatives from across the globe”.

A panel of 40 judges evaluated the entries and selected the winners.

Vice chancellor and chief executive of Falmouth University, Professor Anne Carlisle, said: “We’re very proud to have been recognised by such an eminent group of international Higher Education experts for our work on Launchpad.

“To have come second in the European category is a tribute to the innovative and transformative work happening at the university.

“The Launchpad programme uses a unique model that is designed to foster the creation of start-up businesses in Cornwall, creating high-value jobs, attracting investment and growing the digital and technology sector in the county.

“Launchpad not only supports entrepreneurial graduates to set up their own businesses, but also supports the growth of the Cornish economy.”