Entrepreneur EdTech Firm Genius Group Acquires California-based University of Antelope Valley To Build Metauniversity

Entrepreneur EdTech Firm Genius Group Acquires California-based University of Antelope Valley To Build Metauniversity

Genius Group, a Singapore-based EdTech company focused on entrepreneur education, recently announced that it has acquired the University of Antelope Valley, a for-profit institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

Post the acquisition, Genius Group plans to grow the university campus, and build a Metaversity – a digital twin of UAV in the metaverse, including a 21st-century curriculum, faculty, campuses and EdTech platform for university students - to deliver tertiary education globally in an immersive and engaging way.

Though, the company and university officials did not disclose the terms of the deal. But it said, this agreement concludes more than $50 million in acquisitions since mid-April, including purchases of an in-home child care company in New Zealand, a primary and secondary school provider in South Africa and a property investors network in England.

Founded by Marco and Sandra Johnson, the University of Antelope Valley offers higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, career and personal goals, thereby allowing them to become valuable assets to their communities. Students who graduate from University Antelope Valley will have enjoyed an excellent education and have been instilled with an awareness of community service and volunteerism, and a sense of pride and accomplishment that they will share with familial generations.

Based in California, the University of Antelope Valley's mission is to provide quality undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education to the local and global community. The university and staff members are dedicated to the commitment of expanding educational and technological offerings in the community and nurturing a university that meets the needs of current and developing job markets.

Commenting on the acquisition, Founders of University of Antelope Valley, Marco and Sandra Johnson, said in a statement:

"We are so excited about the additional resources, students and faculty members that Genius Group can bring to University of Antelope Valley. Roger has a futuristic vision for UAV and we can’t wait to see where he takes the community and campus with his plans!"

Genius Group, started by Roger James Hamilton, is on a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market. The group has over 2.7 million students in 200 countries, ranging from ages 0 to 100.

Speaking on the partnership with UAV, Founder & CEO of Genius Group, Roger James Hamilton, said:

"UAV has established itself as a landmark center of learning within the City of Lancaster Marco and Sandra have created an incredible campus team, faculty and student community. We share the same vision of creating an entrepreneurial education that prepares students for the 21st century, and I am looking forward to what we will achieve together in the coming years."

The company's current plan is to combine the education programs of the IPO Acquisitions with its current education programs and EdTech platform as part of one lifelong learning system, and it has selected these acquisitions because they already share aspects of the Genius curriculum and its focus on entrepreneur education.

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Author: Shalini Pathak
Shalini Pathak Shalini Pathak is a Staff Writer at EdTechReview (ETR) - India's leading edtech media & community. She has over four years of experience in media, covering different beats. Like all writers she's an enthusiastic reader first with a passion to create out of the box content, and an ability to write about any topic. As a part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the edtech industry with a focus on edtech startup stories and their funding.

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