The Financial Times and Pearson today announced the launch of FT in education, an initiative that will make the FT’s world-class journalism more easily accessible for customers of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
FT in education allows Pearson’s educational publishers to search a new republishing database hosting over 100,000 FT articles, special reports and features that are highly relevant to students and professors. A new trademark licence agreement will allow Pearson to use this FT content across its products and services for the education market around the world.
John Fallon, CEO of Pearson’s international education business, said: “This collaboration will bring a richness to study in many areas, from mastering business or understanding financial markets to seeing political economy or international law in action. With Pearson’s approach to learning design, assessment programmes and contact with teachers and students, we can turn the FT’s world-class content into world-class learning.”
John Ridding, FT CEO, said: “The FT’s authoritative coverage of global business, finance and politics has been in demand from the world’s leading business schools and universities for many years, and has been a ‘must have’ for many within the business education community. This new approach widens Pearson’s access to our quality journalism so it reaches additional educators and students, opening the FT up to new readers and subscribers and creating unique value for Pearson’s customers across the globe.”
The new licence and database will initially be used by Pearson UK, including Higher & Professional Education, ELT, Schools & College and Edexcel.
In addition, FT.com is shortly launching MBA Newslines, a new product aimed at business schools that offers enhanced functionality and enables students, faculty and practitioners from around the world to create and share annotations on FT articles.