RICS Poland and Kingston University initiative is directed at graduates from universities and specialists in real estate sector. Since September 2013 they will be able to begin post-graduate studies in "real estates" specialization and acquire specialist knowledge and RICS' accreditation.
In contemporary economically difficult times, having international qualifications, which provide the highest standards and quality, is the best asset and recommendation – encourages Liliane Van Cauwenbergh, the Managing Director for RICS EMEA.
Classes in Warsaw will be taught by qualified academic teachers from Kingston University with support of local partners. Warsaw will be the main location, but two week's trips are also planned. The first one will be a kind of introduction to the studies and will take place in London, whereas the second one will be held in one of the key European cities. Kingston University has created a curriculum offer, which has obtained RICS Poland's accreditation. Academic programme is divided into a series of small didactic blocks.
What will the post-graduate students learn? The programme assumes realisation of all the aspects related to real estate sector, i.a. managing investment portfolios, valuation and analysis of investment, and research rules. Subject area will be useful for people working not only in Poland, but also in the entire Central Europe.
Studies are to last two years on a part-time basis. The university offers individual education plan for those students who work and are qualified on the level of first-level and mid-level managers.
My colleagues and I have been building links in Warsaw for a number of years, including running several study trips here for students studying the MSc Real Estate, which has run for many years at Kingston. I am therefore delighted that we can now offer the programme here in Warsaw on a part-time basis in addition to the London programme which operates on both a full and part-time basis. The support of RICS Polska has been vital in enabling us to tailor our programme to the needs of the Polish market and indeed Central and Eastern Europe – commented Professor Sarah Sayce, Head of Kingston University's School of Surveying.
RICS Poland is very pleased that local real estate marker will be supported with accreditated by organisation post-graduate studies conducted by Kingston Univeristy in Warsaw – emphasised Monika Dębska-Pastakia, the President of RICS Poland, Partner and Chairman of Knight Frank in Poland.