Our history can be traced back to 1985 when our founders first became active in the education industry in the PRC by establishing the International Exchange Department of the Overseas Returned Scholars Association. In 2000, EIC Guangdong was established and commenced business providing international education counselling services in Guangzhou, China. Our business has grown extensively over the years, and today we have offices in most of the major cities in China.
The first EIC Education Expo was held in 2005. In 2006, EIC established its first overseas office in Sydney, Australia. EIC established its test preparation business in 2010 and became the second largest education agency in the world in terms of number of students placed abroad for that year.In 2013, the CVC Asia III Funds acquired the Group from its founders.In 2014, EIC further expanded its market share by acquiring Shanghai-based New Pathway Education & Technology Group Limited, a company specialising in test preparation services.Later in 2016, after the end of partnership with CVC, EIC announced its new shareholder, NLD Investment LLP, a leading China-based private equity fund that invests in companies with top-notch management teams in various industries.
Today, EIC works together with over 900 partner education institutions around the world, offering the broadest network of institutions as compared to our competitors.