Regent’s University London (“Regent’s”) and Galileo Global Education (“Galileo”) are pleased to announce that, subject to completion of regulatory approvals and property matters, Regent’s will join Galileo’s network of 42 high-quality institutions over 80 campuses across 13 countries around the world.
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.
Regent’s is a private university offering a highly-cosmopolitan and personalised educational experience, right in the heart of royal Regent’s Park in Central London. The University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business and management, liberal studies and humanities, fashion and design, film, media and performance, psychotherapy and psychology, as well as pathway qualifications, English Language and other modern foreign languages. 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, entrepreneurs and changemakers.
Vice-Chancellor & CEO of Regent’s, Professor Geoff Smith, sees huge opportunity in the partnership. “Becoming part of the Galileo network will provide Regent’s and its students with enormous opportunities to tap into a vibrant, global educational network. We will also become a destination campus for students across the network that wish to base part of their educational experience in central London. Joining the Galileo network will provide investment and support to accelerate the development of our portfolio (both on-campus and online) and raise our profile on the world stage”.
Marc-Francois 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 Regent’s 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 Regent’s 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”.