As you know, Torrens University and Think Education are part of Laureate Education, Inc. which is based in the United States.
On Wednesday 29 July, Laureate Education announced it entered an agreement with US education provider Strategic Education, Inc. about the sale of Torrens University and Think Education.
Please see our FAQs on this below.
The announcement on Wednesday 29 July of the sale of Torrens University and Think Education has created quite some buzz. Our Vice Chancellor Alwyn Louw, and CEO and President Linda Brown took questions from students in a special Town Hall broadcast on Friday 31 July, 2020.
Catch up below.
The change in ownership structure will have no impact on our students.
This transfer of ownership ensures continuity of commitments we have made to our students about choice and accessibility to quality education for all, commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and ensuring rigour in research and post graduate studies. Strategic Education is also committed to investing in Torrens, Think and MDS, which will benefit future students.
No. Strategic Education Inc. has informed us that their intent is to ensure the continuation of a strong academic experience for students and our continued strong position as a leader in the higher education community.
Torrens University will retain its current accreditation with TEQSA – as our Academic Board and Governing Board have not changed.
No, there should be no significant curriculum changes as a result of the change in ownership at this time. Both TUA/THINK/MDS and Strategic Education Inc. intend to minimise any disruption to current students’ paths to completion.
No, there should not be any additional time to graduation due to the change in ownership.