The second big hiring news of the week is that major ELT player Embassy English, part of Study Group, has announced the appointment of Santuza Bicalho, former CEO of major agency chain STB in Brazil, to head up its global sales division.
International pathway provider Study Group will take over operations of ANU College at the Australian National University (ANU). Providing English language and pathway courses at a top-50 ranked Australian institution will strengthen the global portfolio of Study Group, which issued Q3 results last week.
Global pathways and language provider, Study Group, recently raised £205 million through its first ever bond issuance. In September, European institutional investors were offered an option to acquire secure bonds, which Study Group's CEO says will enable strong onward development for the business.
Study Group, the global pathways and language provider, saw profits fall again this year due to poor performance in the US and Australia, although the firm’s UK operations grew. The Australia-based firm reported a 3.7% fall in revenue for the year ending December 31 2012 along with a pre-tax loss of £33.6m.
The University of Strathclyde, Scotland, has partnered with Study Group to run a pathway to its degrees in a bid to increase overseas enrolment at the university. 300 international students are expected to attend the pathway annually by 2016.
Study Group, owner of upmarket private college chain, Bellerbys College in the UK, is toasting the success of its Brighton centre making it into the top 30 of the prestigious Financial Times school rankings. It also has something else to celebrate – a visit from the premier Royal couple..
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.
Study Group welcomed more than 1,500 students and 70 UK universities and institutions to its University Fair last month. Study Group said the fair had given its Bellerby’s students and others a chance to review their options.