Kunskapsskolan Education AB has in cooperation with the defence and security company Saab decided on a partnership to develop educational technology and solutions for the growing educational needs in emerging economies and development countries. For this purpose the parties have established a new company, KEDTECH AB.
KEDTECH’s first project will be to, together with local investors, build and develop five school campuses in Saudi Arabia. The schools, open for both girls and boys, will offer modern education methodology and a curriculum compliant to leading international standards.
Peje Emilsson, Founder and Chairman of Kunskapsskolan Education, says:
“Kunskapsskolan already has 50 schools in four countries and three continents with 15000 students and 1500 teachers. Our Digital Learning Portals is a key part of the program. This experience has made us even more convinced that the great educational challenge the world is facing, calls for new players, partnerships and technologies. The cooperation with Saab gives us an opportunity to develop innovative educational solutions.”
Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab, says:
“There is a global need for high quality and innovative educational solutions for young people. As a knowledge-based and innovative company, Saab has a responsibility and an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of education in countries where we are present. This is an expression of Saab’s long term commitment as a supplier, which is important in an industry where products often are operational for 10-20 years. We have already initiated similar projects in Sweden, India, Brazil, South Africa. Now we proceed to Saudi Arabia, which is one of our client countries and where we can contribute to a positive development.”
For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre,
+46 734 180 018
Kunskapsskolan Education AB
Odd Eiken, EVP
+46 767 797611
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
Kunskapsskolan Education develops, operates and implements a comprehensive program for K12 Schools. Kunskapsskolan is active in Sweden, United Kingdom, India, USA and Saudi Arabia.