'Centre of Excellence' Status For Architectural Technology At University

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 'Centre of Excellence' Status For Architectural Technology At University

Date posted: 19 February 2014

The University of Derby has been given 'Centre of Excellence' status by a top international professional institute for its Architectural Technology teaching.

Derby is now one of only four UK universities to be made a Centre of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT); the lead qualifying body for architectural technology, representing those practising and studying within the discipline. Architectural technologists design the technology around architecture.

The CIAT panel's report said: "The University has demonstrated a high standard with regard to academic and research staff and resources, commitment to the promotion of CIAT, and the promotion of research and scholarly activity (within architectural technology)."

Dr Boris Ceranic, Programme Leader for BSc and MSc Architectural Programmes at the University of Derby,officially received the CIAT award at a ceremony at the Freemasons' Hall in London.

He said: "This is obviously great news for Architectural Technology at the University. It's a fitting reward for all the hard work that staff have put in."

Derby's CIAT Centre of Excellence status is valid for five years, until 2018, when the University will be able to apply again to retain it.

Media requiring further information on this news story should contact Sean Kirby, University of Derby Press and PR Officer, on 01332 591891 or email: s.kirby@derby.ac.uk

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