"Noble Solutions is an education consultancy specialising in the development of transnational education (TNE) partnerships in Southeast Asia. Representing the interests of a small number of public universities from the United Kingdom (UK), Noble Solutions identifies reputable institutions in Southeast Asia that have the capacity to fully deliver UK degree awarding programmes in-country."
In September 2017, the Noble Solutions team approached us to present an opportunity to collaborate with UK universities within their network to deliver British qualifications in Colombo. As IDM is the pioneer institution in Sri Lanka cooperating with UK education bodies such as Pearson, and NCC, we are well experienced on this structure of collaboration. Although we have been in partnership with UK universities for number of years via the connection with NCC, we were seeking for a mid-ranked university to diversify our programmes range and deliver in our newly built 10-storey campus. Noble Solutions came in at the right time and assisted us to successfully partner with University of Gloucestershire. During the process of partnership development, Noble Solutions was able to give recommendations/suggestions and to resolve any concerns between IDM and University of Gloucestershire. I am happy with their service, working attitude, and undoubtedly recommend Noble Solutions.
Noble Solutions first visited Connect University in our old location in 2016. While we didn’t want to forge new partnerships at that time, we were impressed with their professionalism and initiative and kept them in mind for future expansion. In 2019, when we decided to expand our partnerships to the UK we reached out to Noble for potential partnerships. While our needs didn’t fall within Noble Solution’s current partnerships, they were quick to refer us to other partners who could make our vision a reality. Connect University would not hesitate to refer other educational organizations to Noble Solutions for any partnership development needs.
Noble Solutions approached the University of East London (UEL) in September 2016 with a proposal to develop a transnational education partnership with a private college in Myanmar, which we subsequently engaged with.
Over a 13 month period, Michael Noble and his team worked alongside UEL colleagues from the Academic and Employer Parnership Office, the Quality Assurance and Enhancement office and our schools of Business and Law and Architecture, Computing and Engineering to progress the partnership to the stage of validation which took place in Yangon on the 12th of October, 2017.
Working with Noble Solutions in Myanmar has complimented UEL’s internal processes for developing transnational education partnerships. Colleagues at Noble Solutions have always communicated quickly and efficiently in their dealings with UEL colleagues.
In 2017, Strategy first started to work with Noble Solutions to offer Business top-up degree in Yangon, Myanmar. Throughout the process, Michael, the director of Noble Solutions and his team had been very helpful and informative. Not only working online, they also came to campus a few times along with the validation team to support us. At the same time, they are always checking up on the progress of the partnership we were trying to get.
Now as of 2018, we can officially start to offer one of the most high-ranked Business top-up programme, B.A. (Hons) Business Management from Oxford Brookes University in Yangon, Myanmar.
In March 2017 I met with Michael Noble of Noble Solutions to discuss the possibility of them identifying possible partners for us in the SE Asian region. On July 5th 2017 we had an approved partnership for franchise delivery in Myanmar. The key to the speed of this was the selection of an appropriate partner. The partner Noble Solutions proposed fitted well with our own mission and values and so working together and aligning processes was relatively painless. The successful choice of partner is testament to the attention paid to our needs and aspirations in the earliest conversations.
The University of Gloucestershire originally engaged the services of Noble Solutions in April 2015. The scope of the project was for Noble Solutions to identify universities in Vietnam that had the capacity to enter into long-term franchise orientated partnerships, leading to the deliverance of University of Gloucestershire awards in-country.
Throughout the project, Michael and his colleagues were responsible for liaising with the local universities to deliver a business case, gather the necessary due diligence documentation and to organise the logistics of University of Gloucestershire delegation visits to the prospective partners.
Following two successful projects in Vietnam, the University expanded our work with Noble Solutions to develop similar projects in Myanmar and Indonesia. Our relationship with Noble Solutions has afforded us the opportunity to efficiently analyse the realistic potential of TNE projects without having to dedicate major resources at an early stage of due diligence process.
Noble Solutions approached GUSTO International College in May 2016, with an opportunity to develop a TNE partnership with the University of Gloucestershire (UOG) in the UK. Focused on improving the quality of education for our students, we decided to explore the partnership which was successfully developed in just 5 months, resulting in an MOA signing in Gloucestershire in October 2016.
Michael and his team worked alongside GUSTO to gather and process all academic, financial and institutional due diligence documentation that was required by UOG to approve the partnership, and later assisted us to finalise the partnership contract. Following this, Noble Solutions assisted us with the initial public launch of the partnership in the UK and Myanmar.
I'm happy to recommend the services of Noble Solutions to Southeast Asian institutions that are seeking to develop TNE partnerships with UK universities.
Since earlier 2016, the University of Economics & Finance (UEF) has been in contact with Noble Solutions with the view of developing a partnership with a UK institution to deliver UK qualifications in HCMC, Vietnam.
Within a short period of time, we were presented with the option to work with the University of Gloucestershire (UOG). The collaboration has opened opportunities for us to approach the UK education system and to implement an international standard of teaching and learning methodology in Vietnam. Additionally, Noble Solutions on behalf of our partners has continuously engaged with the University of Economic & Finance, especially with our marketing team to increase the awareness of the partnership.
We are very happy with the service that Noble Solutions has given, allowing us to connect with a reputable UK University that is aligned with our long-term vision of creating an international university in Vietnam.
Building on our existing relationship in 2018, Noble Solutions further assisted UEF in partnering with Leeds Trinity University (LTU), affording further options to our students.
I highly appreciate the work that Noble Solutions has undertaken to identify and to connect VNU - University of Economics & Law with an appropriate partner from the United Kingdom to fulfil our franchise programme needs. The partnership between the two universities was officially launched in July 2016, and is considered an essential step in the development of our university’s internationalisation strategy. I believe that with our local expertise and the continuous marketing support from our partner via Noble Solutions, we can generate an increasing number of Vietnamese graduates who acquire international qualifications, and are ready to work in the context of a modern global economy.