Times Higher Education has acquired trainee recruitment event operator BMI Global Ed in a bid to “transform” student-facing fairs.
Together, the brands will have a reach of over 20 million potential global students each year.
Universities will see a “substantial” expansion of alternatives to engage with prospective students, both face to face and online, the partners said.
“Bringing together the world’s leading student recruitment occasions organization with among the world’s biggest and most distinguished study abroad platforms is an extremely interesting advancement at Times Higher Education,” Paul Howarth, CEO at THE, discussed.
THE released its student-facing department THE Student in May 2021 and has actually given that partnered with a large range of international education business.
“Together we can change the events landscape for students seeking to study abroad– both personally and online– linking them with organizations that best serve their requirements and helping them into international study throughout a large range of destination countries,” Howarth added.
“Joining forces seemed like a natural partnership provided the appeal of THE’s university rankings and the requirement for potential trainees to meet institutions at world-class virtual and physical occasions across the world,” Samir Zaveri, CEO and president of BMI, said.
“By coming together, countless students utilizing their platform will now be able to fulfill universities at BMI’s prominent international education fairs.”
“The BMI group, headed by Samir Zaveri, Sangin Zaveri, Rupert Merrick and Philippe Person, have actually developed one of the really worldwide brands in the global education sector,” Howarth said. “We have heard from hundreds of universities worldwide, and have actually found that BMI could not be more highly concerned.”
The university information, rankings and content company was gotten by Inflexion Private Equity in 2019. THE also gotten United States news provider Inside Higher Ed previously this year.
“The coming together of our brands and likeminded teams is a really natural fit”
“The acquisition will take advantage of THE Student’s extensive worldwide engagement with millions of prospective worldwide trainees, raising awareness of BMI’s unequaled series of advisory and trainee recruitment events,”
BMI has actually long been a “trusted partner” of the student-facing THE Student platform.
“The coming together of our brands and likeminded teams is a really natural fit,” he added. The business likewise ran “really successful” virtual THE Student Fairs in collaboration in Africa, India and Asia in 2021, Zaveri included.
” [The events] enabled us to see the massive trainee audience they reach. It likewise permitted us to fully comprehend how we can leverage this audience to additional enhance our present events and possibly launch new ones in essential trainee recruitment nations and areas throughout the world.”
The BMI directors are all completely committed to staying with business, the partners added, while THE will collaborate with BMI on event content and unlocking its brand reach, special information and insights for their hundreds of countless yearly event guests.
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