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Kaplan expands into Iraqi Kurdistan

Kaplan has become the latest international educator to open operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. Starting next month, it will offer university language preparation programmes through a partnership with Koya University in the capital Erbil to 100 students.

Kaplan opens junior English school, Scotland

Kaplan International Colleges is opening a junior English language school in Edinburgh this summer, as it expands its juniors offering across the UK. Junior language learning is said to be booming in Europe and the US, despite a fall in adult business due to the recession.

Who is making waves in international education?

The last few years have presented the international education sector with significant challenges, but the continuing demand has kept most businesses buoyant and growth on the agenda. The PIE takes a look at a selection of the key players in language, pathways and higher education that are navigating through somewhat turbulent times.

BEO/Hands On merger in Asia: Kaplan invests

In significant news for the education agency industry, a major Japan-based agency, BEO Ltd has announced its merger with Hands On Education Consultants in Thailand and investment from Kaplan as part of the deal. The news means a second investment into the distribution side of the business for Kaplan, following its acquisition of Pro Lingus in Switzerland in 2008.

Globorama reacts to Kaplan direct sales office

Venezuelan agency giant Globorama is developing an independent network of schools after its partner, international education provider and test preperation company Kaplan, opened an independent sales office in Caracas. However Kaplan says the move helps reinforce its brand.