Sunday, January 29, 2023

upGrad signs 335,000 sq. ft space for expansion across four Indian cities

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Asia’s largest higher Edtech player upGrad continues its growth and expansion plans to impact learners in India and globally and make them job ready. To date, 'One upGrad' has already impacted 8.2 million learners in soft skills, test prep, college-linked programs, credential-linked programs, placements, job changes, and career enhancement.

2023 General Sir John Monash Foundation scholars announced

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The General Sir John Monash Foundation announced the 15 recipients of its 2023 scholarships. Now in its 19th year, the John Monash Scholarships provide recipients the chance to study at any of the leading tertiary institutions like: Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, IE Madrid, The University of Groningen, INSEAD, Kings College London and many more.

2033 Outlook: What will education look like 10 years time from now?

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There are so many aspects of education to consider when thinking about what it might look like in 10 years’ time. If the last decade is anything to go by then the next could see even more rapid and progressive change. What doesn't seem to have changed over the years is the education systems inability to keep up with the rapid pace of other industries in general.

21K School goes global with the launch of its new world campus

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21K School announced the launch of a new global school, 21K School World Campus specifically designed for students in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. 21K School World Campus would be operating in all time zones covering 205 countries and 1.5 Billion School going students.

IDP to acquire Intake Education to further its global education offering

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IDP Education announced its intention to welcome Intake Education, a global education firm, into its global team. Culturally aligned, IDP and Intake are united by the quality support they provide international students, and the leading services they provide institution partners. Intake brings to IDP three decades of industry leadership in the UK-bound international education sector. Based in 10 countries and proudly student-first, Intake’s employees will bring additional expertise, experience and diversity to IDP’s global team of 5,000 employees. ​

upGrad acquires corporate training solutions company Centum Learning

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upGrad, Asia’s largest higher edtech company announces the 100% acquisition of corporate training solutions leader Centum Learning (Centum) in a share swap deal. With this transaction, Bharti Enterprises Limited and its affiliates (together “BEL”) are joining upGrad’s cap table. Centum is expected to clock a revenue of ~USD 21 Mn (INR 170 crores) in FY23.

Limiting the use of mobile phones in classrooms good for young adults

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Centre for Digital Wellbeing welcomes the announcement by the NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns of NSW Labor’s commitment to restrict the use of mobile phones in NSW public high school classrooms and introducing an e‑safety and digital literacy program, if elected. We welcome the thoughtful and comprehensive nature of the digital literacy and wellbeing strategy proposed by the NSW Opposition Leader. Focusing on online ethical behaviours, critical thinking skills and data privacy for children is a critical step in the right direction.

APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 successfully concludes in Hong Kong

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Live-streamed from Hong Kong, the 3rd APRU MetaGame Conference concluded on 27 August, to a resounding success, during which academics and industry experts discussed policies, challenges and opportunities on the development of esports in higher education. Hosted by Cyberport and in partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 brought together leading scholars from the APAC region, and were joined by over 2,000 participants from over 30 countries.

Australia’s La Trobe University selects Informatica’s Customer 360 SaaS

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Informatica (NYSE: INFA), an enterprise cloud data management leader, announced that it is working with La Trobe University in Australia, one of the world’s leading universities, to implement Informatica’s Customer 360, a modern, AI-powered cloud-native SaaS solution to enhance student lifecycle management. This innovative use of Customer 360 SaaS solution has won La Trobe University an honorary award from Informatica’s Innovation Awards 2022.

upGrad names Myleeta AgaWilliams Chief Executive Officer – International

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upGrad, Asia’s largest higher EdTech Company, announces the appointment of Myleeta AgaWilliams as CEO - International to spearhead growth across the Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US regions. With over two decades of experience in global and digital businesses, Myleeta will be responsible for managing end-to-end international operations and creating region-specific product pipelines, thereby driving high-impact revenue and profitability results.