Cambridge Education Group Announces new partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois: Cambridge Education Group (CEG), a global education organization, and Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting partnership to further expand the university’s global reach, diversity, and international population.

The partnership will enable Illinois Tech to widen its global reach and recruit a more diverse mix of students for undergraduate and postgraduate programs commencing in fall 2018.

Illinois Tech is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. The 120-acre Mies Campus, named one of the most beautiful by Forbes, is located three miles from downtown Chicago and adjacent to Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.

One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mind-set, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Its mission is to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation.

A well ranked Institution, Illinois Institute of Technology's appears at #103 in the 2018 edition of US News and World Report Best Colleges in National Universities, with its Chicago-Kent College of Law ranked at #92 for Best Law Schools and the Armour College of Engineering ranked at #78 Best Engineering Schools.

“Illinois Tech is a technology-focused university with true global reach and impact,” said Alan W. Cramb, Illinois Tech president. “This partnership with such a respected, international organization will build on that strength and lead to an even more globally representative student body in the future.”

"At Illinois Tech we have students from more than 100 different countries, we are proud of our global diversity. By creating a new Pathway Program and working with CEG's extensive international network we are confident we will be able to broaden our reach and provide more students with an outstanding educational experience here in Chicago," said April Welch, assistant vice president, Strategic Initiatives.

Michael Ioakimides, CEO of Cambridge Education Group, said, “We are very pleased to be working with Illinois Institute of Technology, who are a highly respected and forward thinking institution. This is a great new partnership that builds on our reputation for recruiting academically qualified students to highly ranked U.S. institutions and we are looking forward to recruiting our first students ready to commence their programs this fall.”

Abraham Varghese, senior vice president for North American University Partnerships added, “We are proud to be partnering with a top ranked U.S. university in their internationalization strategies.”

Cambridge Education Group has six established higher education partnerships in the U.S., with the University of Rochester, the University of Rhode Island, in Boston with Wheelock College, in the State of New York with Morrisville State College (SUNY system), with California State University Monterey Bay and with the University of North Texas. In the United Kingdom and Europe, it operates ten centers including a highly successful partnership with University of Amsterdam, ranked 58th in the world, and with Lund University, Sweden, ranked 78th in the world[i].


[i] QS World University Rankings 2018, [Accessed 5th February 2018]

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