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Study Group completes ANU College transfer of ownership

13 January 2014

Study Group announced that it has been chosen by The Australian National University (“ANU”) to take over operations of ANU College from 2 December 2013. 

Warren Jacobson, Managing Director Study Group Australasia gave a brief speech welcoming ANU College to Study Group and outlining the importance of the new relationship;
“The ownership transition of the College represents one of the most significant education transactions in the Australian higher education sector in recent years, bringing together one of world’s pre-eminent universities with one of the world’s largest global education companies.”
The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s most highly respected universities. ANU ranks top 10 in the world across seven disciplines and continues to attract some of the world’s finest students and staff*. Its reputation for distinctive research is widely recognised, and its teaching programs are among the nation’s best.
“Selecting Study Group as the custodian of its brand and steward of the ANU College marks the ANU’s confidence in Study Group’s ability to deliver a global reach and access to worldwide sales and marketing infrastructure, as well as our ability to deliver superior academic outcomes in preparation of students for university study. The ANU and Study Group have ambitious goals for the future growth of the College.  We are proud of ANU’s recognition of Study Group as a fitting partner in support of these goals” announced Warren Jacobson to the company at wide.
ANU was created by the Australian Parliament in 1946. Its founding mission was to advance Australia's store of knowledge, its national identity and its place in the world. A culture of discovery and inquiry informs all aspects of research and education, including the University’s connections with the world’s other top institutions.
David Leigh, CEO of Study Group commented: “We are delighted that Study Group has been selected by the Australian National University to take on the operations of ANU College. ANU is ranked amongst the top 50 universities globally and further strengthens our portfolio of world class partners.
“We are confident that our commitment to enhance the program portfolio, combined with our established international network, will support the growth of the College and the University’s objective to build its international student cohort. We look forward to working with the College and drawing on our extensive experience to help advance its global reach and reputation.”
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) commented:
“Study Group’s proven expertise in the provision of English language and pathway education, coupled with its international resources and infrastructure, makes Study Group an excellent partner for ANU and we are confident in its ability to extent the educational pathways into to the University.”

ANU College, a pathway provider to the Australian National University (ANU), is ranked 2nd in Australia and 48th in the world.*

*2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings: Ranked second in Australia and 48th in the world.

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