The Oxford University Press (OUP) recently declared that it’s two education divisions – Oxford Education and Asia Education will be merging together into a new business operating across the world. The new division will be headed by the current managing director of Oxford Education, Fathima Dada. Born in South Africa, Dada began her career as a teacher in the apartheid era and has worked with Pearson earlier. She took up the new position immediately.
The OUP CEO Nigel Portwood explained that creating the single division, which focused on the publishing house’s education markets, will help it to compete more effectively and further enhance its ability to serve schools and learners across the world. He added, “We are already very successful in the markets that we serve, but we want to ensure that we can accelerate our digital transformation and building of market-leading educational services.”
The publishing program by Oxford University Press includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks. It also comprises of children”s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.
Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press. It’s headquarter is situated at Oxford, United Kingdom.
Source: PTIPosted in International, News