University of Glasgow Partners with Wiley University Services

Last updated on: February 21, 2019

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Wiley to provide support for existing and new online programs.

HOBOKEN, N.J.—December 13, 2018— The University of Glasgow has entered into a partnership agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) to support its existing suite of online programs with marketing, recruitment, and student support services. The initial contract length is for 10 years and includes plans to envision, develop, and grow existing programs, with new offerings being added throughout the life of the partnership.

The University is dedicated to inspiring people across the globe and creating a world-class environment for learning and teaching. Its online distance programs further this commitment by bringing global audiences to Glasgow and offering part-time, flexible education options to students who need to balance their studies with work and other professional and personal obligations. The University has increased its offering of online distance learning programs substantially in recent years, going from three in 2014 to 24 in 2018, and over 500 students studying online at distance.  These programs are in a range of subject areas, including healthcare, veterinary science, education, data analytics, and psychology. The initial programs that will be delivered in partnership with Wiley University Services will be in healthcare and education.

In order to continue serving its current online students and to further develop a vibrant international community of learners, the University of Glasgow’s senior leaders sought a partner with the resources and expertise to expand, support, and retain this specialized audience, especially in an increasingly competitive market.

Wiley has more than 20 years of experience managing online programs and positioning them for learners around the world. Recognized as a leader in the higher education space, Wiley has a proven record of marketing and recruiting globally for university partners in the UK, Europe, and the U.S. In addition, administrators and senior managers at the University of Glasgow felt that Wiley mirrored its vision and commitment to provide students with high-quality learning experiences that are forward-looking, research-led, and aligned with student needs worldwide.

“Our partnership with Wiley will strengthen and expand our online distance learning provision,” said Professor Frank Coton, Vice-Principal of Academic and Educational Innovation at the University of Glasgow. “It will ensure that we continue to deliver world-class education and an excellent student experience as we expand our portfolio of online distance learning programs and student cohorts. Our aim is to enable our graduates to go out and change the world, and Wiley will support us in this endeavor.”

“The University of Glasgow is a world-class, world-changing university,” said Matt Hillman, Co-President, Wiley University Services. “Through our additional support of its online programs and our collaborative efforts in launching additional programs in the future, we can take the excellence of Glasgow’s educational experience far beyond its geographical borders, enabling more individuals around the world to fulfill their potential and realize their professional goals.”

Implementation of marketing, recruiting, and student support for online distance learning offerings at the University of Glasgow begin in December 2018. To learn more about the University’s online programs visit, applications for April 2019 are now open.

Additional Information

About the University of Glasgow:

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world’s universities and have been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We are ranked joint 69th in the world and were the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2019). We are ranked joint 93rd in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings 2019. We welcome students from more than 140 countries worldwide and have around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

About Wiley:

Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company’s website can be accessed at

About Wiley University Services

Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of technology-enabled education solutions to meet the evolving needs of institutions and learners. With the addition of Learning House, a Wiley Brand, we partner with more than 60 institutions across the US, Europe, and Australia, and support over 600 degree programs. Our best-in-class services and market insights are driven by our deep commitment and expertise—proven to elevate enrollment, retention, and completion rates. For more information visit


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