The merger creates a larger, global organisation that offers world-leading academic research, learning and assessment, backed by the first-class teaching and research departments of the University of Cambridge.
The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment.
Peter Phillips, Chief Executive of the new organisation, said: “Our teams have been working ever more closely in recent years and this is a natural next step. By working in partnership we can drive innovation and deliver even more effectively for the learners, teachers and researchers we serve.”
The University of Cambridge announced its intention to bring together its publishing and assessment operations last year. Cambridge University Press & Assessment remains part of the University and shares its mission to ‘contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.’
As one organisation we offer a comprehensive range of products and services including assessments, qualifications and exams, English language learning, education resources and support for schools, teachers, and education systems worldwide, dictionaries, academic books and journals, bibles, and original research.
Peter added: “Our capabilities have broadened and strengthened as a result of this change and we are investing even more in new products and services to support the changing needs of all our customers and communities around the globe, while continuing to provide the same great service and support.”