28th September 2020
Following completion of regulatory approvals and property matters, Regent’s University London (“Regent’s”) will join Galileo Global Education’s network of 43 high-quality institutions across 13 countries around the world.
Being part of the Galileo network will stimulate fresh opportunities for collaboration and exchange. This is an exciting new chapter in Regent’s history.
Professor Geoff Smith, Vice-Chancellor & CEO of Regent’s
Regent’s is a private university offering a highly cosmopolitan and personalised educational experience, located in London’s Regent’s Park. The University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines including business and management, humanities, fashion and design, languages, film, media and psychotherapy, as well as pathway qualifications. It is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK, with students and staff representing nearly 140 nationalities with a vibrant alumni network of influential leaders and entrepreneurs.
Marc-François Mignot Mahon, Chief Executive Officer of Galileo, also commented: “Galileo Global Education has demonstrated time and again its ability to develop and strengthen high-quality higher education brands whilst maintaining the very qualities and characteristics that made them special in the first place. Following detailed work with the Management Team, we are convinced that we can support them to accelerate the development of Regent’s whilst respecting its heritage and DNA.”
Galileo’s CEO Northern Europe & Group Development, Bruno Mourgue d’Algue, added, “Galileo is delighted to be committing the necessary financial resources, expertise and knowhow to assist the Management Team in shaping the future of the University. We look forward to establishing student and faculty exchanges with the University and developing new curricula together across business, creativity and technology.”
Vice-Chancellor & CEO of Regent’s, Professor Geoff Smith, commented: “I am really pleased that our partnership discussions with Galileo have concluded successfully. They share our ambitions for Regent’s as an exceptional, global university and will enable us to accelerate these ambitions and grow our very special student community. Being part of the network will also stimulate fresh opportunities for collaboration and exchange. This is an exciting new chapter in Regent’s history.”
Galileo Global Education (“Galileo”) is a leading international provider of higher education and Europe’s largest higher education group. Its network includes the Paris School of Business, the international drama school Cours Florent, Penninghen, Strate School of Design and Atelier de Sèvres in France, Instituto de Estudios Universitario in Mexico, Macromedia University and PFH University in Germany, Noroff School of Technology and Digital Media in Norway and Istituto Marangoni in both Italy and the United Kingdom.
Montagu completed its investment in Galileo in July 2020 providing capital, as part of a consortium, to support its mission to become the world leader in higher education.