upGrad Launches International Expansion in Asia-Pacific and Establishes Regional Hub in Singapore to Drive Growth Across Region

  • upGrad makes its first foray into the diverse APAC region by launching its international portfolio of online degrees and courses in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.

  • Several local offices are expected to open across the region as the company fulfills its mission of helping accelerate careers through the development of skills relevant to employment in a rapidly changing economy.

  • Over 2 million learners around the world use upGrad’s online learning platform to earn degrees from top universities and take various courses to acquire new skills in a range of subjects in demand.

  • Dr. Arnoud De Meyer – a world academic leader, former president of Singapore University of Management (SMU) and the founding dean of INSEAD Asia campus in Singapore – who has joined the board of upGrad, will support the growth of the company in the APAC region.

SINGAPORE, Nov. 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – upGrad, one of the world’s fastest growing EdTech companies offering online degrees and higher education courses, today announced its expansion plans for the Asia Pacific (APAC) as consumer demand and adoption of high quality e-learning continues to grow in the region. As part of its expansion strategy, the company is setting up its regional headquarters in Singapore and the establishment of local offices in strategic markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia to fuel its local operations and commercial ambitions.

According to a report by Hays, 72 percent of respondents Asia said the opportunity to retrain has become more important to them in the wake of the pandemic. The accelerated adoption of e-learning during this time has also created new opportunities to upgrade the skills of the region’s workforce, with professionals and businesses looking for innovative and flexible ways to develop skills. skills relevant to employment in today’s rapidly changing economy.

UpGrad’s learner-centered approach to delivering high-quality education and skills development at scale is focused on harnessing the power of its innovative online platform and the network of its university partners. to create world-class degrees and courses that learners can access anytime, anywhere – helping develop skills in high demand for better career opportunities.

Learners in Singapore and other APAC markets can now access a wide range of online degrees and courses, earning certifications in popular topics such as data science, machine learning, business analytics, management sales, digital marketing and product management from the world’s leading universities. These include the best diplomas and courses from Duke Corporate Education (USA), Deakin University (Australia), Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom), University of Michigan (United States) and University of Arizona (WE).

UpGrad’s expansion in the region is being led by Zubin Gandevia, CEO of APAC, who is responsible for the growth of the company in the region. The former chairman of FOX Networks for APAC and the Middle East wants upGrad to forge closer relationships with learners, local educational institutions, governments and businesses, and become a trusted lifelong learning partner for all working professionals in the region .

Dr. Arnoud De Meyer, the former president of Singapore University of Management (SMU), has also joined the board of upGrad to bring his deep expertise in higher education to the startup. Internationally recognized for his academic and professional achievements, Professor de Meyer is also recognized for helping SMU forge strong relationships and partnerships with academia, industry, government, social organizations and the community.

Zubin Gandevia, CEO, Asia Pacific at upGrad said: “We are very happy to launch our business into the dynamic Asia Pacific region and evoke Grad’s entrepreneurial approach and dedication to laser to enable an immersive and results-driven learning experience in this part of the world. We look forward to leveraging our innovative e-learning platform and the strength of our world-class degrees and courses to deliver high-quality, affordable higher education on a large scale and enhance the career and life of million people in the region. “

Arnoud De Meyer, upGrad Board Member said: “I am delighted to be a part of upGrad at an exciting time as the company is going through a rapid phase of growth and expansion into international markets. upGrad has already created an impressive online learning platform that helps learners accelerate their skills development and I look forward to helping the company advance its ambitious vision for the region. “


upGrad – launched in 2015 – is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on the professional success of a global workforce of over 1.3 billion people. It is one of the few Integrated Lifelong learning technology companies around the world – ranging from college student to professional in the 18-60 age group and through undergraduate courses, Campus and JobLinked programs, study abroad, the short form of executive programs up to diplomas, masters and doctorates – with a learner base of over 2 million in 50 countries and over 300 university partners and a strong company with a client base of 1000 companies around the world.

UpGrad’s global learning engine is built on four pillars – (a) its vast repository of original and owned content and intellectual property – (b) its own proprietary, top-notch technology platform – (c) its human-led delivery supported by coaches & mentors – and – (d) a track record of 85% course success, supported by 80% additional career results and guaranteed performance.

Already called asia top EdTech leader, it has offices in UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam and presence in many other countries.

For more information visit: https://www.upgrad.com/


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