In April 2021, Taaleem secured a major vote of confidence in its platform-based business model when it completed a historic initial public offering on the Egyptian Exchange, which was 29 times oversubscribed. Since then, the Company has been leveraging its platform to serve a diverse portfolio of higher education institutions and optimize benefits for all stakeholders.
Established in 2015, Taaleem is one of Egypt’s leading providers of higher education services and is the only pure-play, tertiary education firm in the country. The Company operates a platform-based model designed to be sustainably scalable across multiple assets and generate shared value between the company and the community. Taaleem’s platform enables it to centralize supporting functions, generate synergies, and exploit economies of scale, allowing its academic institutions to focus on providing each market segment with a tailored value offering and high-quality education that equips students with the skills needed to secure thriving professional careers.
Taaleem’s platform-based business model encompasses three operational pillars that ensure sustainable scalability…
Providing accessible, high-quality tertiary education that equips students with the skills needed to begin thriving professional careers
Providing exceptional student experience and enhanced student development activities that maximize value for all enrolled students
Delivering a full range of value-adding functions that enable Taaleem to replicate its model across underserved geographies
NUB is the first and largest private university in Upper Egypt. It offers the opportunity to study in one of the current nine faculties, benefiting from two full academic partnerships with the Medical University of Vienna International (MUVI) and Northern Kentucky University, in addition to 18 other partnerships with world-renowned international institutions. The 190K sqm campus houses two dental hospitals, the medical faculty teaching hospital, student dorms, and a sporting & entertainment complex.
Badya University is a top-tier institution currently under development that is 60% owned by Taaleem and 40% owned by Palm Hills Development, one of Egypt’s leading real estate developers. Strategically located at the heart of Cairo’s western suburbs, the university occupies an expansive 167,000 square meter plot within PHD’s flagship project, Badya, Egypt’s first sustainable smart city. Badya University is planned to house eight academic faculties with a total capacity of around 12,500 students. Badya University is expected to launch in September 2024.
Memphis University is set to become a prestigious higher education institution situated in East Cairo that aims to offer exceptional education programs across six faculties. Taaleem believes in the transformative power of education, and it is seeking to strike a balance between offering best-in-class quality education and providing exceptional student experience in Memphis University. The university will be established over two phases and will span an area of more than 80 thousand square meters. The University has a unique structure where Taaleem holds 32% stake in the institution while having full operational and financial control.
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…in an industry poised for strong growth…
Egypt has the largest student-age population in the MENA region with below, average university penetration per million population compared to all emerging markets
Private Sector Gaining Momentum
With the fastest growth rate in the market, the private higher education sector is addressing the gap in the market, expanding at a CAGR of 7.4% between 2017/18 and 2021/22
Growing Demand for Quality Education
Private high school students are exhibiting the highest growth rate in the market at a 12.5% CAGR between 2017/18 and 2021/22 , reflecting the rising interest and willingness to invest in private education
…with emphasis on sustainability measures to create long-term value
Taaleem is committed to delivering shared value through its operations by recognizing the correlation between business growth and serving the needs of all stakeholders. Its successful model is governed based on a highly efficient corporate governance framework that, supported by a distinctly qualified Board of Directors, Management team, and internal and external auditors, ensures smooth operations that maximize shareholder returns and ensure sustainable scalability. To that end, Taaleem works to foster a safe and sustainable environment for its students and employees that is free of physical injuries and cyber security attacks, as per its robust health, safety, & environmental controls and cyber security policies. It is also committed to implementing various energy and water conservation controls to enhance efficiency and disseminate the culture of environmental responsibility among its students and employees. The company is strongly dedicated to giving back to the community in various ways, including dispatching numerous medical, nutritional, and educational convoys to villages, refurbishing hospitals and clinics, and providing highly affordable dental care to members of the local community through Nahda University in Beni Suef, Taaleem’s first operating asset.