HolonIQ clients have access to education market data, policy trends and education investment activity across the major Asian countries.
International Education in 2030
503 education professionals from over 50 countries report lack of innovation, poor economic sustainability, teacher shortages, unequal access and escalating cost as the major risks to global education.
The major engines of change in a global world are knowledge and information. Education is the fuel for these changes and together, China and India are investing more in education innovation than anywhere else.
Singapore ranks 2nd in 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness report. SEA countries double down on international education. EdTech startups in the Philippines are beginning to attract VC interest.
Interest in Artificial Intelligence drives investments and influences academic programs. HK universities impress in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings.
Classi acquires stake in Educom to offer learning and school support package. Cram schools go digital. Mates EdTech raises 100 million JPY.
Mapping the conversation on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for Education
$15B identified for 2019/2010 education budget. India EdTech accelerating. Bilateral negotiations with the UK over academic equivalency.
Governments become more open to foreign players. Malaysian international students numbers jump up to 70% . Singapore moves away from testing and competition in schools. Startups focusing on ‘skills and jobs’ score high on VC investment.
An EdTech accelerator was launched in Paris. The French extra-curricular learning market is estimated to grow by 67% come 2022. Corporate learning, lifelong learning and technology education are driving multiple investments.
Three major changes in Japanese education are due by 2020. Tech companies are helping schools prepare for mandatory coding curriculum. Japan’s talent mismatch is identified as most acute in Asia-Pacific.
Education sector faces heavy regulations. Twelve companies IPO in Hong Kong and U.S. exchanges. $5.2b in venture capital investments totals more than all other countries combined. Tech giants foraying into education space.
Significant portion of educational content can now be accessed through smartphones. Government announces three-fold increase in the annual budget for interest-free education loans. Regional language publishing is also on the rise.
8 Chinese companies IPO’d or files on HKEX. HK pivoting away from a financial center to an innovation hub. AI startup SenseTime raises $600 million.
A €5b fund for digitization of school infrastructure is expected in Q2 of 2019. Acquisitions and partnerships drive EdTech investments rather than VC funding. Reform plans to address severe shortage of teachers.
China’s venture capital (VC) investments have grown more than two-fold over the previous year. India is also hitting the strides with new players coming through the ranks.
Asian countries surge ahead in VC/PE investments. Africa’s UNICAF raises $28 million.
Hong Kong steps up efforts for AI push. BabyTree IPOs on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Game developer NetDragon launches digital education portal.
Singapore abolishes testing system in schools. Private and international schools in Vietnam can now now enroll up to 50% Vietnamese students.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to build a new science and tech-focused campus in Guangzhou. Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) seeks more EdTechs to its programs.
EdTechs focusing on arts and creative subjects raise funding. Fragmented markets in India and Europe are gaining traction.
Additions of new private and international schools likely to cause surplus and outpace demand. School fee regulation favors local institutions.
Global EdTech volume skyrockets in Q3 of 2018. Indian’s only EdTech unicorn raises $100 million. Aggressive mergers and acquisitions activity on the cards in the education market.
Singapore ranked 13th worldwide in a study on human capital and productivity. Myanmar draws interest of foreign education providers. Philippines initiates review of its K-12 rollout.