New Markets for CCG
We conducted a survey of clients earlier in the year to highlight markets where they would like CCG to be present and where we could support them with market entry and partnership development. Three countries were highlighted: Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, and we are delighted to announce we are now working on developing these markets through our local teams. Indeed we have already initiated discussions between a UK university and a leading private university on the development of franchised degree provision. We shall be sending out brief market introductions to our clients and to those interested in these markets over the next couple of months.
CCG Appoints Aziz Boussofiane as Associate Director
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Aziz Boussofiane as Associate Director. Many of you may have come across Aziz in his role of Director of International Partnerships at the University of Hertfordshire, a post he held for many years and where he was responsible for developing TNE partnerships in many markets including Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Trinidad and Canada. Aziz is not only heading up our activities in Canada but will also be working with all our clients on the development of partnerships across other markets.
CCG forms A Strategic Partnership with M Square Media
We are delighted to announce our new strategic partnership with M Square Media http://msquaremedia.com/. MSM is a leading Canadian company specialising in international marketing business solutions to support universities and colleges grow their brand internationally, support the development of regional or global offices and grow international student recruitment, particularly from South Asia and Africa. MSM has currently 16 Canadian partners, 3 in the US, 1 in Ireland and 1 in the UK. This strategic partnership allows us to introduce our clients to a company that has built a strong reputation in developing and delivering student recruitment solutions.
CCG to Help Develop a National Student Retention Pilot for Lithuania
CCG and its sister company Retinent www.retinent.org have been approached by senior politicians and university leaders in Lithuania to assist with the development of a national student retention programme. Lithuania has a growing student retention problem and is keen to develop a national strategy of support and tools that universities can use to address this issue. CCG will be looking to tap into the expertise of its UK university clients to help develop the project. There will be an initial visit to Lithuania to present ideas and tools to the Lithuanian Parliament Education Committee as well as University and College leaders in March. We are keen to speak to clients who would like to be involved in this project.