AcadeMedia – northern Europe’s largest education company
AcadeMedia is the largest private coordinator of education in northern Europe. More than 76,000 parents and students have chosen our preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools. An additional 100,000 people study at our adult education centres every year. AcadeMedia have facilities all over Sweden, as well as preschools in Norway and Germany. We are present on every step of the education ladder, from preschool to adult education centres. We have more than 650 locations and more than 16.000 employees.
Focus on quality
Our fundamental philosophy is that quality pays off. If everything we do is not of the highest quality, our students would change educators and those in the process of selecting an education coordinator would go with other providers. Our preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres are independent but they share the same quality requirements and standards.
Each of our schools has its own unique ethos. The parents of a child who is about to start preschool don’t choose Vittra because Vittra is part of AcadeMedia, they choose Vittra because they want their child to go to a Vittra preschool. The same thing goes for a student in the 9th grade who wants a good upper secondary education with a focus on IT. He or she will choose IT-Gymnasiet, NTI-Gymnasiet or LBS.
Each of AcadeMedia’s education companies are part of a larger group. We benefit from this by centralising some of our resources. This enables us to lower our administration costs and we can allocate extra resources when needed.
Due to our size we can also run a comprehensive, quality system based on our AcadeMedia Model. In addition, our size makes us less sensitive to temporary changes in numbers of students attending our schools.
AcadeMedia’s total revenue for 2016/17 was 9.5 billion SEK and the net profit was 416 million SEK. AcadeMedia is a publicly listed company with the family-owned company Mellby Gård as the largest shareholder. Other large shareholders in AcadeMedia include Andra AP-fonden, Lannebo Fonder, ODIN Fonder and Swedbank Robur. AcadeMedia pays normal corporate tax in Sweden.