edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. has recently announced a new partnership with Emeritus, a leading provider of high-quality online courses.
According to a press statement, edX will offer portions of Emeritus’ catalog of programs to millions of edX learners in specific regions outside the US and Europe, beginning with India. The partnership will give edX’s growing international community of learners more access to relevant and affordable online programs from top-tier institutions around the world.
In addition, edX and Emeritus plan to expand this collaboration with Emeritus acting as a local partner in select international markets supporting the delivery of geographically priced online programs beginning next year.
Speaking on the partnership, Co-founder & CEO of 2U, Christopher “Chip” Paucek, said:
Our collaboration with Emeritus will further expand the comprehensive portfolio of world-class educational content available at edX.org and help us serve the millions of learners across India, Latin America, and Asia Pacific who trust edX to connect them with the best in education. We believe this will grow our international business and provide more opportunities for edX learners to advance their careers and transform their lives.
India is edX’s second largest market in terms of registered learners, after the US Beginning in 2023, the collaboration with Emeritus will provide edX’s India-based learners expanded access to educational opportunities from best-in-class institutions in India that complement edX’s existing catalog of 4,000+ offerings, from free courses to full degrees. Initial Emeritus certificate courses available for edX’s India-based community are expected to include programs in Data Science, Coding, Digital Marketing, AI/ML, Analytics and Business from IITs, IIMs and leading private institutions in India.
Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, edX brings the community of over 46 million learners world-class education to support youth at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. The company is relentlessly pursuing its vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.
Co-founder & CEO of Emeritus, Ashwin Damera, added:
At Emeritus, we’re committed to making high quality education accessible and affordable. We’re excited to help students discover Emeritus’ courses through the edX platform to continue to expand the impact of education on learners in India, APAC and around the world.
Founded in 2015, Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. The company does this by collaborating with more than 60 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus’ online courses, bootcamps, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies, and organizations.
The platform’s unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated individuals across 80+ countries. Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai.
In March this year, Emeritus had secured $350 million in debt financing from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) through its subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. Last year, the firm had acquired Silicon Valley-based iD Tech, a company in youth STEM education, which marked its expansion into the K12 space.