XJTLU Learning Mall to launch CIOB Academy joint learning platform

16 December 2022

Wendie Lu

Wendie Lu

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Learning Mall announced the launch of a joint learning platform and a series of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Academy courses on the Learning Mall Premium platform on December 15. It is the first time that CIOB has established a joint learning platform in Asia.


Dr. Xin Bi, Director of Centre for Knowledge and Information and Learning Mall, left, unveils a plaque for the new joint learning platform with CIOB Training Manager (East Asia) Qiong Wu


XJTLU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CIOB on February 28. Under the MoU, the launch of the joint learning platform deepened the partnership and further integrated CIOB's learning resources on the Learning Mall's platform to encourage learners to pursue lifelong learning.


According to Dr. Xin Bi, Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Information and Learning Mall, Learning Mall integrates online and offline resources to build an engaging innovation community. Establishing this joint learning platform connects high-quality resources from both education and industry sectors. The courses empower the teaching and learning activities on campus while serving a broader range of learners.


Adrian Montague, Director of CIOB Academy, believes that the collaboration between universities and CIOB provides opportunities for knowledge and information exchange. He expects XJTLU Learning Mall, Design School and CIOB to jointly develop high-quality, diversified course content and flexible learning methods for a more productive outcome.


Dr. Konstantinos Papadikis, Dean of XJTLU Design School, says this collaboration is a pioneering exploration of education. We can improve education methods by co-organise academic conferences and develop teaching materials which can be used in the future to help students grow into global citizens with an international perspective, a trait needed for citizens in 21st-century society.


XJTLU Learning Mall, Desgin School and CIOB discussed the topic of high-quality education in the Build Environment sector


The CIOB Academy courses cover various topics such as planning and organising work, management, health and safety, sustainability, commercial and contractual issues and much more. Course content is delivered by experienced experts from the industry and academia, supporting learners to achieve the key built environment competencies and industry-leading qualifications.


CIOB Academy courses on Learning Mall Premium platform


For more information about CIOB Academy course on Learning Mall Premium platform, visit https://premium.learningmall.cn/page/ciob.


About CIOB Academy

Established in 1834, CIOB is the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. With its headquarters located in the UK, it has more than 50,000 members in more than 100 countries. CIOB Academy is committed to providing a wide range of courses to connect learners with learning resources, mentors and career opportunities whilst supporting them to realise their potential in the construction industry.