Inside Higher Ed News Outlet Acquired by a Leading British Media Group

IBL News | New York

The London-based Times Higher Education (THE) acquired Inside Higher Ed for an undisclosed amount this month.

Inside Higher Ed promised that its journalism “will remain independent and will continue to provide thoughtful, substantive analysis on the pressing issues facing higher education.” It will continue operating under its existing brand. 

Washington DC-based Inside Higher Ed “explained that they collaborated with THE over the years and see this as a natural extension of our relationship.”

Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed claims to reach an annual audience of 25 million with its news stories and analysis, industry insights, job boards, and other tools and services.

With 50 years of history, THE has been owned by Inflexion Private Equity since February 2019. This media outlet provides, in addition to news stories, rankings, consultancy, and hiring services, to 800 clients. It is also known for its events, including THE World Summit Series, which engaged over 45,000 people globally in 2021.