from non-academic households
Four types of study programs
Students are enrolled across four types of program: online degree courses, part-time studies, dual studies (private on-site education in cooperation with corporate partners) and on-campus studies.
We acquired a majority stake in the company in November 2017, partnering with the entrepreneurial management team to acquire the business in a carve-out from Apollo Education Group, a leading US-corporate in the higher education space.
Oakley is a highly entrepreneurial and nimble partner in a period of tremendous growth for IU Group.
The market for online and dual studies degrees continues to grow rapidly. As a digitally native business, IU Group has benefited from growing demand for quality, accessible education, often delivered online. The Group delivered student intake CAGR of 63% between 2019 and 2021.
Democratizing access to education
IU’s tech innovations underpin a scalable model offering affordable degrees to students.
The Group is helping expand access to tertiary education for underserved groups: 70% of students come from non-academic households, and a new CSR initiative, the Study Access Alliance, aims to offer 100,000 scholarships to students across Africa.
Meanwhile, the Group’s corporate network and focus on tech degrees is helping to address Europe’s skills gap and a lack of digital talent.