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Category: Higher Education

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US: Boston private equity firm buys higher education marketing consultant

Boston-based private equity firm New Heritage has invested in Carnegie Dartlet, which provides strategic marketing ...
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Trump administration takes aim at China-run language-training centres

The Trump administration has prompted US universities to reconsider partnerships with cultural and language-tuition institutes ...
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Laureate announces another divestment and debt buyback, lifting share price

Private university operator Laureate Education has announced a deal to “transfer control” of its operations ...
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Back to the future: Rajay Naik returns to online education with next-gen OPM

A company founded by a former Study Group executive has won a contract from London ...
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Exclusive: Coursera preparing for $3bn US listing within 12 months

Coursera aims to list its shares publicly within 12 months at a valuation of $3 ...
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US: Liaison International acquires higher education CRM firm

Higher education admissions and enrolment company Liaison International has acquired customer relationship management company TargetX. ...
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UK: Dyson Institute granted degree-awarding powers

British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson’s Institute of Engineering and Technology has been given the power ...
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Private equity-owned Honoris acquires South African university

Honoris United Universities, a private equity-owned pan-African network of private higher education institutions, has acquired ...
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THE forges deal with Canadian ed tech unicorn ApplyBoard

Times Higher Education (THE), a data provider to universities, has forged a partnership with ApplyBoard, ...
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IBM gifts $100m to historically black colleges and universities

Computer giant IBM has announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for historically ...
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Wiley pays tribute to deceased board member

Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has announced the death earlier this month of ...
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Exclusive: Rothschild picked to steer sale of private university group

Oakley Capital and NMN Cap, the family office of Inspired Education chief executive Nadim Nsouli, ...
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Spain: Capza acquires online business school

Paris-based venture capital and private equity firm Capza has realised the first investment of its ...
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Willamette University in talks to take over struggling Oregon art college

Willamette University, a private college in Oregon, has announced plans to take over Pacific Northwest ...
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US: South Korean investor set to buy Texan student housing unit for $120m

Korea Investment and Securities is in the process of closing a $120 million deal on ...
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UK: Universities warned over digital threats as cyber-attacks rise ahead of term start

UK universities have been warned by the country’s cyber-security agency of looming threats as rising ...
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Canada: ApplyBoard secures $55m in funding extension round

Online international student recruitment platform ApplyBoard has raised $55 million in a Series C extension ...
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US: Higher education technology services company HelioCampus buys ABC Insights

HelioCampus, owned by Pamlico Capital, a technology services company that helps higher education institutions, has ...
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Views from the top: Pathway providers must embrace online provision beyond pandemic, says Study Group CEO

Providers of pathway courses must be prepared to “flip-flop” between online and face-to-face instruction in ...
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US: Private equity-backed Carnegie Learning bolsters offering with $15m acquisition

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Learning, which provides educational materials for maths and computer science, has bought Scientific ...
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Laureate makes third divestment in under a week, offloading Brazilian portfolio for $724m

Laureate Education is to sell its Brazilian portfolio to Ser Educacional S.A. for $724 million, ...
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US: Adtalem to buy online healthcare university from Laureate for $1.5bn

New York-listed workforce solutions provider Adtalem Global Education has agreed to buy Walden University, an ...
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Pan-African university network expands leadership team as it grows across the continent

Honoris United Universities, a pan-African network of private higher education institutions backed by buyout house ...
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Exclusive: Another UK-based private university set to hit market later this month

The directors of a Manchester-based private university have instructed corporate financiers to explore a sale ...
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Wilsey named Portage Learning’s vice-president of academic affairs

Online learning company Portage Learning and NursingABC has appointed Stephanie Wilsey as vice-president of academic ...
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Exclusive: Private equity giants mount first-round bids for Capita ESS

Two private equity behemoths are expected to today table preliminary offers for London-listed Capita’s Education ...
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India: Eruditus raises $113m

Mumbai-based education company Eruditus has raised $113 million in a Series D funding round co-led ...
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Views from the top: Study Group-owned Insendi triples user numbers as online becomes ‘core part’ of HE, says CEO

This article is a part of a new series in which this publication extracts insights ...
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US: Student housing investment activity to bounce back despite sharp drop this year, report finds

Real estate brokers are optimistic that the US student housing sector will bounce back this ...
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NorthAmerica: Top Hat acquires US higher ed publisher

Top Hat, a higher education learning platform based in Toronto, has acquired Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered Bluedoor, ...
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US: Anthology appoints three new independent board members

Higher education software provider Anthology has appointed three new independent members. Boca Raton, Florida-based Anthology, ...
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Exclusive: BPP University to return to market as consolidation in private HE sector gathers pace

Deal-makers are preparing for the return to market of BPP University, the private institution owned ...
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Former Regent’s University vice-chancellor condemns Galileo’s ‘devastating’ takeover

Galileo’s acquisition of Regent’s University London, one of the UK’s biggest private non-profit universities, is ...
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US: New president and chief executive for DeVry University

For-profit DeVry University has appointed Thomas L Monahan III (pictured) as its new president and ...
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US: Nautic Partners forms education-focused facility services company

Middle-market private equity firm Nautic Partners has formed HES Facilities in partnership with management to ...
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Australia: Housing scholarship programme for health-related students

Student living company Scape is funding an accommodation scholarship programme valued at A$26 million (£14.3 ...
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UK: Galileo acquires loss-making private university ahead of turbulent admissions period

Galileo Global Education is to acquire Regent’s University London, sparing the private institution from potential ...
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US: Lincoln Tech appoints new board members

Technical training company Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has appointed Carlton Rose (pictured) and Dr Michael ...
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US: Nelnet’s reports strong quarterly income

Nelnet, the US conglomerate that deals in the administration and repayment of student loans and ...
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China Education Group announces ‘largest-ever’ acquisition in China’s higher education sector

China Education Group, the Hong Kong-listed entity which earlier this year bought a British university, ...
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US: Zovio announces profit

Post-secondary education services provider Zovio has reported second-quarter 2019 net income of $5.1 million, compared ...
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UK: Ed tech start-up BibliU raises £500,000

Ed tech start-up BibliU has raised £500,000 as part of a Series A extension funding ...
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US: American Public Education announces profit

American Public Education has reported second-quarter 2020 net income of $6.7 million, up from net ...
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US: Perdoceo reports increased profit

For-profit post-secondary higher education provider Perdoceo, formerly known as Career Education Corporation, has reported second-quarter ...
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US: Laureate Education announces second-quarter loss

For-profit universities and colleges group Laureate Education has announced a second-quarter 2020 net loss of ...
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Malvern International retreats from Singapore after Covid-19 exacerbated existing pains

Global learning and skills development business Malvern International is closing its operations in Singapore, which ...
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US: Synovus gifts $1m for black students

Synovus Financial Corp, a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, has gifted $1 million ...
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US: Chegg appoints general counsel

Online textbook retailer Chegg has appointed Woodie Dixon Jr (pictured) as general counsel effective 8 ...
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US: Strategic Education reports strong profit growth

Working adult education company Strategic Education Inc (SEI), which owns for-profit online Strayer University and ...
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US: $1m scholarship endowment for black law students

The Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation has gifted $1 million to the University ...
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UK university pension fund doubles deficit at time when 13 institutions face bankruptcy

The UK’s largest private pension fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), has more than doubled ...
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Laureate Education climbs 14% after offloading Australasian portfolio for $643m

Laureate Education has sold its Australia and New Zealand portfolio to Strategic Education for $643 ...
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US: Education value company raises $7.6m

AstrumU, a Seattle-based start-up has raised $7.6 million in a funding round led by Kingdom ...
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US: Dominion Energy pledges $35m for black higher education

Dominion Energy is supporting11 historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and ...
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US: Strohbehn appointed president of Nelnet Campus Commerce

Nelnet Campus Commerce, a division of Nelnet, which provides secure payment technology in higher education, ...
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US: Sallie Mae announces quarterly loss

Sallie Mae, the saving, planning, and paying for college company, has announced a second-quarter 2020 ...
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United Arab Emirates: Amanat confirms sale of Middlesex University Dubai to Study World

United Arab Emirates-listed private equity firm Amanat Holdings is to sell Middlesex University Dubai to ...
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US: Rah Rah raises $2.8m in seed funding

Rah Rah, a community engagement system for higher education, has raised $2.8 million in personal ...
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US: Navient announces profit

Student loans servicing and collecting company Navient has announced GAAP net income of $125 million ...
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US: Barnes & Noble Education appoints Robinson to board

Barnes & Noble Education, the provider of educational products and services for higher education and K12, ...
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US: St. Thomas University appoints vice-president of marketing and communications

Private Catholic St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida has appointed Mark Apple as vice-president ...
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US: American Campus Communities announces Q2 loss

American Campus Communities, the publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in dormitory housing, has ...
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Brazil: Ser Educacional considering Laureate assets

Brazilian education company Ser Educacional is considering a potential acquisition of assets owned by Laureate Education ...
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US: Coursera raises $130m in Series F

Coursera, the learning platform that offers online classes taught by instructors at top universities, has ...
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The American University of Bahrain appoints chief operating officer

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) has appointed William D Hurt as chief operating officer. ...
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US: Stride Funding secures additional capital

San Francisco-based education funding start-up, Stride Funding has raised additional venture funding and has secured ...
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US: Oklahoma governor causes stir with grant to private schools

Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt has drawn criticism by dedicating to private schools $10 million of ...
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Study World may buy Middlesex University Dubai

Amanat Holdings is in exclusive talks with Dubai-based Study World Education Holding Group to sell ...
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Canada: Showbie appoints VP Learning

Showbie, which provides software as a service solutions for hybrid learning in K12 and higher ...
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Skema creates joint school in China

Skema Business School has signed two new strategic agreements with two Chinese academic institutions: Nanjing ...
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US: Barnes & Noble reports losses

Barnes & Noble Education, the provider of educational products and services for higher education and ...
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US: CampusLogic acquires funding platform

Higher education student financial aid company CampusLogic today announced it has acquired RaiseMe, a social ...
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‘Alarmed’ Chinese students shun UK universities due to country’s coronavirus death toll, research finds

UK universities could have fresh reason to fret over a paucity of Chinese students next ...
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US government drops controversial threat to eject international students taking online-only courses

The US government has U-turned on a plan to eject international students from the country ...
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UK DfE forms higher education restructuring regime and warns universities could be allowed to fail

The UK government has established a “restructuring regime” to review the impact of Covid-19 on ...
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UK: New student accommodation lending platform launched

Kinetic Capital, a specialist lender in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, has launched with ...
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UK: Government ditches university enrolment target in move to reform post-secondary education

The UK government has scrapped a target under which half of students in England would ...
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UK’s biggest student accommodation provider to see rental income fall 10-20%

The UK’s largest student housing provider anticipates that rental income will fall by up to ...
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Three private equity-owned ed techs merge to form ‘greatest hits album’ software suite

A pair of private equity firms are merging three ed tech businesses to form a ...
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US: Ivy League colleges file lawsuit to prevent government from ejecting international students if courses online only

Two prominent US universities have filed a lawsuit in a bid to block rules created ...
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Trump administration says international students must leave US if courses are online-only

The Trump administration has delivered a fresh blow to international students in the US, declaring ...
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US: Visa suspension to damage universities’ finances as foreign students head elsewhere – Moody’s

A decision by US President Donald Trump’s administration to temporarily suspend certain work visas for ...
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Industry reacts to warning that 10% of UK universities could go bust without state bailout

More than a dozen UK universities are at risk of collapse due to widespread losses ...
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Actis-backed Honoris acquires Nigerian university

Honoris United Universities, the pan-African higher education group backed by private equity firm Actis, has ...
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UK: Ratings agency cheers ‘resilience’ of universities as undergraduate acceptances rise

Ratings agency Moody’s has cheered the UK higher education sector’s “resilience” to Covid-19, after universities ...
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Private equity-owned Brazilian distance education provider eyes US listing – report

Brazil-based distance education provider Uniasselvi has confidentially filed with Wall Street’s watchdog to list in ...
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UK: Specialist university buys closed-down private school to expand socially distanced campus

A specialist university in Dorset, England has acquired a local private school that was set ...
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US: Wiley axes executives’ pay as pandemic prompts belt-tightening

John Wiley & Sons’ EBITDA fell 23% in the fourth quarter of its 2020 fiscal ...
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UK: Oxford university to launch new college using £80m donation from mega-rich brothers

The University of Oxford will next year open its first new college in 30 years ...
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US: Financial effects of pandemic will be worse on for-profit universities, says ratings agency

Private US universities could experience “more meaningful financial effects” of a decline in enrolments in ...
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UK universities to lose £460m as East Asian students shun online degrees – survey

A new survey has found that 14,000 fewer students from eight countries will enrol at ...
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15 listed education companies that have grown despite Covid-19

Listed education companies with technology-driven delivery models have seen the greatest increase in value since ...
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Australia: Seven universities at “high financial risk” as La Trobe seeks lifeline from banks

Seven universities in Australia are at “high financial risk” as a result of a cash ...
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Cengage acquires Canadian distribution partner weeks after dropping $5 billion merger with rival

Cengage has acquired the higher education unit of its Canadian distribution partner Nelson, just weeks ...
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Big Four group invests in German digital business school

PwC has acquired a near 50% stake in a German “business school for the digital ...
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UK university pension fund ends investments in controversial sectors

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the UK’s largest private pension fund, will no longer invest ...
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Global University Systems expands Canadian footprint with purchase of private music college

Private higher education provider Global University Systems (GUS) has acquired Trebas Institute, an independent music ...
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US universities to lose “at least” $3bn due to Covid-19, says association

The US higher education sector “will lose at least” $3 billion as a result of ...
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Moody’s downgrades UK’s biggest student housing provider, assuming 20% demand reduction

Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded its outlook on Unite Group, the UK’s largest student housing ...
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UK: Universities could lose £760m if degrees are delivered online – survey

UK universities face a potential loss of £760 million after a survey found that one ...
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