Capella University Expands Into Global Education Markets Through New Partnership With Informatics

January 17, 2002

Capella University announced it has formed a distribution partnership with Informatics, a global IT training company based in Singapore, that extends the opportunity for adult learners outside the U.S. to obtain a graduate-level degree from an accredited American institution., the e-learning service provider by the Informatics Group, will represent Capella by marketing, recruiting, pre-screening applications and collecting tuition and fees for non-U.S. citizens interested in any of the three graduate degree programs offered through Capella University’s School of Business (MS, MBA or PhD). The new partnership provides Capella with a learner recruitment model that allows the University to unlock the potential of the Asian and European markets and is the University’s first step in proactively attracting learners from outside the U.S.

“We have already had some success with international learners. Currently, Capella University has learners from 40 different countries but we know there is more demand in the marketplace,” said Melissa Rappaport, Vice President of Business Development at Capella University. “Making rewarding quality educational experiences accessible to adult learners — no matter where they are in the world — is an important part of the Capella vision. Partnering with innovative leaders in education like Informatics is simply a better way for us to approach learner recruitment abroad.”

Informatics has more than 400 education centers in 38 countries and trains more than 450,000 learners annually. Learners recruited and served by can now participate in the same courses available to Capella’s current U.S. learners. This global effort will further diversify the backgrounds and cultures that Capella’s interactive course room brings to learners.

“We are excited to assist Capella University in removing the barriers for adult working professionals seeking high-quality education,” said Rajinder Singh, assistant director of “During a time when there is a vast demand for online education, and particularly American degrees, we are proud to help our students obtain graduate level degrees from an accredited American institution like Capella.”

About Capella University

Capella University ( an accredited university that offers courses, certificates and degree programs in business, technology, education, human services and psychology. Through its online campus Capella University educates more than 3,700 learners throughout the U.S. and in 40 other countries. Designed to inspire achievement, Capella removes institutional and logistical barriers to help individuals unlock their full potential in a changing world. The University works to create and embrace innovative academic programs that have real time impact and enduring value. Founded in 1993, Capella’s proven experience encompasses stimulating curriculum, individualized access to higher education and a strong sense of community. Capella University is affiliated with the for-profit Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, visit Capella University at or call 888.CAPELLA.

About is the e-learning service provider that offers a one-stop service for business and IT education programs, corporate training courses and education-related services. By combining innovative technology with world-class training content, offers companies and individuals a high value, quality and effective online training solution. Over 1,000 online courses are available, offering PhDs, masters, degrees, diplomas and certificates in business and IT programs. Its e-community now stands at over 42,000 users. is a 100%-owned venture of Informatics Holdings Limited, a leading training and education provider listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

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