Kaplan-CITIC Education Limited is a joint venture between Kaplan Inc. and CITIC Press Group. As a primary international education company it provides professional training as well as education services.
Kaplan Inc. was founded in 1938 and is world-renowned for providing educational services to individuals, schools, and businesses in the United States and internationally. The focus of the company is to build futures one success story at a time by helping individuals achieve their educational and career goals.
Kaplan International English teaches language courses in more than 50 schools in 8 English-speaking countries worldwide as well as online. It provides high quality language training services for more than 7,000 students from 100 countries.
In Australia, Kaplan Professional offers learning solutions ranging from compliance programs to professional training in areas such as accounting, insurance, securities, real estate, financial planning, information technology, engineering and architecture, healthcare and nursing. Annually, they train over 50,000 advisers, managers and customer service staff.
Kaplan-CITIC is fully equipped and prepared to provide corporate training and overseas training services to CITIC Group and all its subsidiaries.
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Kaplan's operations are organized into three segments:
Kaplan Higher and Professional Education
Kaplan Higher and Professional Education's U.S. operations include campus-based and online programs, including Kaplan University and Concord Law School. Our programs prepare students for employment in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design. Kaplan offers students career-oriented master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees, as well as certificates and diplomas. Schools in the U.S. are separately accredited by one of several national or regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Kaplan is the world leader in test preparation and has served millions of students since its founding 76 years ago. Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests for college and graduate school admissions and English-language proficiency, as well as academic tutoring and pre-college test prep for students in their K through 12 years. In addition, Kaplan Test Prep offers programs to prepare professionals for a variety of licensing and advanced designation exams as well as continuing education in various fields.
Kaplan's international programs, including English language and university pathway offerings, higher education, test preparation and professional training, are designed to help students achieve specific educational goals and provide career qualifications that enable them to compete effectively in a global marketplace. Kaplan International is comprised of two units: Kaplan Europe and Kaplan Asia Pacific.
Approved by the State Council, CITIC Group has transformed into a wholly state-owned company through comprehensive restructuring and changed its name to CITIC Group Corporation, short for CITIC Group, with RMB 183.70263 billion as the registered capital and Mr. Chang Zhenming as the legal representative.
CITIC Group was established in 1979 by Comrade Rong Yiren with the initiation and support by Comrade Deng Xiaoping. Since its inception, CITIC Group Corporation has given full play to the role of a pilot of national economic reform and an important window on China’s opening to the outside world and made explorations and innovation in many business fields with remarkable success. It has blazed a new trail of development for China’s Reform and Opening-up as well as the modernization Drive by attracting and utilizing foreign capital, introducing advanced technologies, and adopting advanced and scientific international practice in operation and management thus building up good reputation and image both home and abroad with a remarkable performance.
Up to now, CITIC Group has developed into a large state-owned multinational conglomerate with a balanced development of both financial and non-financial businesses. Its financial business covers a full range of services including commercial banking, investment banking, trust, insurance, fund management and asset management and its non-financial business includes real estate, engineering contracting, energy and resources, infrastructure construction, machinery manufacturing and IT industry with clear overall strength and great momentum of development.
At the end of 2012, CITIC Group's total assets stood at RMB3.5657 trillion, net assets RMB235.5 billion, operating income RMB349.8 billion and net profit RMB30.16 billion. CITIC Group was listed in the Fortune 500 for the fourth consecutive year, rising from 194th in 2012 to 172nd in 2013.
China CITIC Press, affiliated with the China CITIC Group Limited, was founded in 1988. It was restructured into CITIC Publishing Company Limited in 2008 and developed into the CITIC Press Group in 2013. It has been granted the publishing, distribution, and retail licenses by China’s General Administration of Press and Publication. China CITIC Press was listed on New Three Board on November 26th 2015.
Advocating our idea of “we service you the knowledge for the changing world”, CITIC Press Group commits itself to offering new insights and knowledge services to the public in social transition, practicing and satisfying the diversified needs of the mass readers in knowledge and culture. In constant exploration, CITIC Press Group has expanded its businesses from books and videos, electronic publications and communication into chain bookstores, reader membership services, professional education and trainings, value-added cultural services and so forth.
After more than 20 years’ growth, CITIC Press Group’s publishing business scale, run under China CITIC Press, has excessed over one billion RMB. The annual publications are sorted in nearly one thousand varieties, including 10 main categories, such as academics & culture, business & economics, life style & trade, children publications and so on. For years, China CITIC Press has developed to be one of the most influential state-owned presses in the book market, forging numbers of bestsellers, keeping the primary role in the book retailing market in business and economics, and ranking the third in social science.
Since 2010, CITIC Press Group has started to run self-owned chain bookstores in the major airports and urban landmarks. Up to the end of 2013, it has acquired the franchise rights of 120 stores in 13 airports across China, covering approximately a third of the domestic flow of air travelers. It is currently the well-known chain brand of airport bookstores in the Asian-Pacific region. In 2013, CITIC Press Group set up its strategy to embrace the Internet age, and established CITIC United Cloud Technology Co. Ltd., a content-oriented Internet company, entering the areas of social reading services and digital publications.
China CITIC Press Group, based on China, scanning with the whole worldview, assumes the cultural mission that the epoch endows us. It is becoming a progressive state-owned cultural brand that offers premium content in China’s insights and cultures, business and economics, life styles and so forth.