The Bertelsmann Education Group comprises Bertelsmann’s educational activities. With digital education and service offerings focused in the health and technology sectors, the group has set out to shape learning in the 21st century. Within these sectors, the Bertelsmann Education Group works to create systems for lifelong learning, where the content taught is specifically tailored to the real-life needs of employers (Education to Employment). This benefits both learners and businesses.
The education providers Relias and Udacity, and the online education services provider HotChalk form the core of the education businesses. All businesses fulfill Bertelsmann’s strategic investment criteria: good growth prospects, global reach, a proven digital business model, scalability, and low susceptibility to economic cycles.