Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company, it announced on Monday.
Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children and teachers across the Americas, a statement said.
The acquired company also offers professional development and design thinking programmes.
The STEM 2.0 curriculum will now be available in all locations where Coded Minds currently operates, the statement said.
Omar Farooqui, founder and president of Coded Minds, said that the complete acquisition of EdgeMakers is the first made by a Gulf-based private education company of a peer based in the US and Canada.
“EdgeMakers’ 50-member education team will merge into Coded Minds and become part of its global educational offerings,” he said.
“We have reverse-engineered education with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum.”
The UAE government has been leading STEM initiatives in the recent past, with the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda setting ‘students ranking among the best in the world in reading, mathematics and science exams’ as a target.