iheed are delighted to announce that they have been acquired by Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Bridgepoint. iheed will now be part of the CEG education portfolio.
Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group (CEG) has been delivering the highest quality academic and English language programmes that have prepared thousands of students to progress on to the world’s leading universities, or, through their Digital division, to study online for their degrees. The group’s two divisions are ONCAMPUS and its sister brand Universities USA, and CEG Digital. CEG Digital offer a suite of services to enable partner universities to identify, market and deliver online or blended courses on a part-time flexible basis. ONCAMPUS and Universities USA teach pre-university programmes leading to a wide range of Undergraduate and Master’s degrees at leading universities across the UK, USA and Europe.
iheed will complement CEG’s online and blended learning division, CEG Digital, who currently work with seven partner universities in the UK to deliver part-time, online courses to students around the world, providing cutting-edge technology, sector-leading pedagogy and first-class student support. CEG already offers international students a variety of opportunities to study medical programmes through its pathways division, ONCAMPUS, which has partnerships with the University of Central Lancashire Medical School, St George’s University, Grenada, University of Nicosia in Cyprus and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Dr Tom O'Callaghan, CEO of iheed, says: “We are delighted with this partnership and investment from CEG who share both our ambition and values. Together with our University partners, we will accelerate the range of transformative online Master’s qualifications we deliver to our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals across the world, allowing them to deliver better care.”
Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group says: “As pioneers of innovative online medical education, the synergies between iheed and CEG are undeniable, and this new collaboration brings with it the potential for significant social and economic impact. Through CEG’s global education experience, and iheed’s medical expertise and pedagogical model, our ambition is to make a rigorous medical education accessible, affordable and effective. As an international education provider, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to respond to the demands of a rapidly evolving global workforce and we’re confident that our acquisition of iheed will facilitate the development of state-of-the-art solutions for aspiring medical professionals across the world.”