Mr. Emilsson is Chairman of Kunskapsskolan India. He has more than 10 years of experience from the Education sector in Sweden, US, UK, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands. Mr. Emilsson's vision is to continue to expand Kunskapsskolan's operations in India, and for Kunskapsskolan to be the premier choice for parents and students desiring to combine modern personalized learning with the highest academic rigor. With a background in Finance and Real Estate, he also serves on the Kunskapsskolan's boards in Sweden, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia, as well as a in companies in the PR and Market Research field. Mr. Emilsson holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Uppsala University and a MBA from HEC Paris.
CEO, Kunskapsskolan India
Sunitha is the CEO of Kunskapsskolan India. A post graduate in Economics, she has an extensive experience of over 25 years in Education.
She began her career as a teacher and after 15 years as an educator in schools across schools in India, joined Educomp Solutions Ltd and headed the teacher Empowerment Initiatives department. During her tenure of four years with the organization she has trained over 5000 teachers. She has been part of the Kunskapsskolan journey in India since its inception and has helped set up its five schools pan India. A pedagogue with a keen interest in student development and quality in schools, she has focused on Teacher Empowerment to ensure the implementation of the personalised approach to learning, which is the hallmark of Kunskapsskolan schools across the globe. She has also authored books in Mathematics for Grades 1-5.
Member of Board
Kunal is the one of the key persons instrumental in bringing Kunskapsskolan into India. He has keen interest in education and is the promoter of three K-12 schools in India at Jaipur, Karnal and Abohar. He has strong links within industry being the promoter of a Tier-1 Auto Ancillary Forging unit at Gurgaon. Kunal also runs a charity "The Navyug Nirman Charitable Trust" that works for the underprivileged in a number of areas. Kunal has a Masters degree in International Accounting & Finance from The London School of Economics. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAEW in the UK and has worked for Pricewater House Coopers LLP for over 6 years in the Banking & Capital Markets Audit practice in London. Kunal is a member of the board of Kunskapsskolan Eduventures India.
Group Executive Vice President Kunskapsskolan Education AB CEO Kedtech AB
Mr Bauer is Group Executive Vice President of Kunskapsskolan Education Group and CEO of Kedtech AB with a responsibility for international operations and new market development. Mr Bauer has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics From the Stockholm School of Economics. He has also participated in the Executive MBA program at Harvard Business School. Anders has an extensive background from the Educational sector as a senior executive and General Manager in Switzerland, Indonesia and Kazakhstan for EF Education First, the world's largest language learning company. Prior to EF worked in the financial sector in Stockholm and London for the private equity company MVI and as CFO for the Nordic operations of Time Warner Inc, one of the world's largest media-and entertainment conglomerates.
Countries have introduced educational reforms that have swung open the doors for school choice, competition, innovation and the renewal of primary and secondary education. As a result, Kunskapsskolan was founded in Sweden in 1999 and opened its first schools in 2000. The idea was to collect the very best practices from pedagogy, technology, school design and process management to integrate them together into a coherent model of personalized education for the new century.
Bits and pieces of this had been done before. But it was executed by teachers trying to personalise within their isolated classrooms and by schools struggling within one-size-fits-all education. Never before had anyone had the long-term perspective and ambition to invest in a coherent development where pedagogy, accountability, IT technology, administration, teachers´ resources and school design are all designed with one common purpose: to create a school centered on the recognition of each unique individual.
Today, after more than 10 years of continuous development and more than 30 schools, the result is the internationally-acclaimed KED program.
KED attracts attention both for its consistent and coherent approach and its advanced use of information technology. But most of all, KED is recognized for its academic achievement and its ability to empower students with the knowledge and the capacity to meet the complex demands of a modern society as responsible individuals and team members.
Kunskapsskolan continues to develop the program;continuous improvement, based on practical experiences from all schools, is a core element of our philosophy, as seen in our performance management system; Kunskapsskolan's schools measure their performance in four dimensions:
Students academic performance
Student and parental satisfaction
Teacher quality and satisfaction
All the data we collect provides the basis for further development of methodology and processes.
As a result of the large interest in Kunskapsskolan's achievements and methodology from United Kingdom authorities and professionals, Kunskapsskolan decided to establish a UK operation and adapt its concept to the UK language and curriculum in 2007. Shortly after, Kunskapsskolan was chosen as a partner and sponsor in the Academies program. Through the Learning Schools Trust, UK Academies will be run according to Kunskapsskolan's KED program, but within the UK curriculum, regulations and educational environment. This adaptation and development is being carried out in co-operation with local teachers and Kunskapsskolan's pedagogical and organizational experts.
Kunskapsskolan USA provides the KED program and educational management services to public, private and charter schools in the US. KED inspired : The Great Oaks Foundation (GO) and Kunskapsskolan Education (KED) have established a partnership to provide an innovative methodology, including its online curriculum, to the students who will be attending of Great Oaks Charter School in New York City.
Kunskapsskolan Eduventures opened its first KED school in Gurgaon in 2013. The school currently operates all grades from per-primary level up to grade 12. KED's presence in India is expanding rapidly; there are currently four KED schools in India; two are in Gurgaon, one in Lucknow and one in Bengaluru.
With its strong track record and world-acclaimed approach, Kunskapsskolan's ambition is to continue to open new schools and provide its expertise, services and solutions for high performing education to existing schools around the world. It is also our conviction that sharing experiences across languages and borders and linking educators and students together in a global network will provide better education while it promotes global understanding and insights.
Birgitta Ericsson and her team were experienced teachers who had been working with methods for personalizing education within the framework of the conventional school when Kunskapsskolan offered them an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and long term program for a modern school.
Today, Birgitta heads Kunskapsskolans pedagogical development team that involves all our teachers' contributions and experiences. Continuous, evidence-based improvements is still the philosophy.
Kunskapsskolan Eduventures is a joint venture between Kunskapsskolan Education Sweden AB and Gyandarshan Eduventures Private Limited.
Kunskapsskolan Eduventures develops and provides Kunskapsskolan's offer and services in India. Kunskapsskolan Education Sweden AB is a private company owned by Peje Emilsson, his family and companies and Kunskapsskolan management.
Kunskapsskolan owns and operates 29 secondary and 7 upper secondary schools in Sweden with a total of more than 13,000 students (2018). The Swedish head office provides all schools with shared services for real estate, IT, finance, marketing, communication and educational development.
Kunskapsskolan delivers vocational training in Sweden under the brand name SkillEd to help adults acquire the competence that our corporate partners are looking for www.kunskapsskolan.se.
There are currently four schools in India completely operated on the KED Program with a total of 3,000 students (2018). The first one, Kunskapsskolan Gurgaon, opened in 2013 and is situated close to the capital New Delhi. It operates all grades from pre-primary level up to grade 12. In the same city, you find Kunskapsskolan International, similarly building a future ready generation through personalized learning and life skills. Kunskapsskolan has two more schools in Lucknow and Bangalore. Starting at pre-primary level, they will cover all grades up to 12 when built to full capacity, offering CBSE curriculum.
Kunskapsskolan also works with KED Network schools in India that in various ways adopt the KED Program and its different tools such as the Learning Portal.
The KED Program is used for vocational training in India through the joint venture company Kedman. www.ked.edu.in
Kunskapsskolan Nederland supports schools in achieving their ambition to structurally realize personalized education to challenge every individual student to accomplish more than they ever thought possible. In a feasible and affordable way, inspired by the KED vision and principles.
Approximately 60 (2018) Dutch schools that work with the KED Program are part of the public domain formulating their own educational promise towards students and parents. They are eager to include the Kunskapsskolan personalized way of learning according to the KED Program. Kunskapsskolan Nederland provides these schools with the KED Program and the Learning Portal, in effect offering the structure, tools, knowledge and experience to help them realize the learning environment they seek a partnership that makes it possible for approximately 10,000 Dutch students and 2,000 teachers (2018) to experience the KED Program in real life. www.kunskapsskolan.nl
Kunskapsskolan Middle East
KED has been selected as the preferred academic sponsor of the newly opened school Nün Academy, Kunskapsskolan Jeddah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition, KED is developing a complete curriculum for independent schools in the Middle East, provided through KED’s distinguished online Learning Portal platform tailored for local curricular requirements. www.nunacademy.com
Schools in UK are being supported by Kunskapsskolan through the KED Program’s student centered, highly personalised approach to education, pioneered in Sweden and now used across the world. Currently, about 20 schools in the UK are committed to developing their teaching and learning based on the KED approach and are actively involved in the wider KED Network. www.kunskapsskolan.com
The Great Oaks Foundation (GO) and KED have established a partnership to provide the Swedish organisation’s innovative methodology to the students at the Great Oaks Charter School in New York City. This school occupies a facility that Kunskapsskolan built specifically for the delivery of its student-centered program.
"Several years ago, I visited one of Kunskapsskolan's schools in London," said Michael Thomas Duffy, the President of the Great Oaks Foundation, "and was deeply impressed by the student-centered program that I saw."
On a nonprofit basis, KED provides support to Bajabulile Primary School in the Mamelodi township outside Pretoria in South Africa. The school has about 1,300 students aged 3 to 13. The support includes guidance in how to develop teaching and learning based on the acclaimed KED methodology and through regular contact with colleagues in the KED Network.
Kunskapsskolan's mission is to develop and operate outstanding schools where students, through personalized learning and clear goals, will stretch their boundaries and learn more than they thought possible.
Our mission is both educational and social: a long-term commitment to excellence and world-leading standards in schools and education. Today's school should prepare for a different world: Personal responsibility and collaboration, globalization, technology and a career of lifelong learning. Children who are given the opportunity to experience this education will not only learn more, but will also leave school as empowered and confident human beings - better equipped to take on the challenges and responsibilities of universities and a working life.
Kunskapsskolan's educational vision empowers every student to master the challenges of today and shape the world of tomorrow.
Although education is fundamentally linked to each society's culture, language and history, the challenges facing governments and educators in different countries have much in common because in this new world our skills and competencies must be continuously renewed and developed. Knowledge and insights must be combined with creativity, initiative and the ability to take personal responsibility. All aspects of our schools are designed to provide a personalized education that meets the needs of each student and is built around the following core values
All people are different
All people are different and learn in different ways and at different rates. It is our task to meet this challenge. Regardless of his or her ability, each student has the right to a personal challenge every day.
We have high expectations
With the support of teachers who are well qualified, stimulating and have high expectations, each student will, through their own hard work, perseverance and ambition stretch their boundaries and learn more than they thought possible. We highlight good performance as an example to be followed and encourage our students to set challenging goals for which there are clear requirements.
We educate for life
We prepare students to live and work in the modern, global society with its ever-changing challenges and difficult choices. 'Education for life' gives students the ability to see context and patterns, understand and interpret events, take decisions and make choices. It is a driving force for a continual deepening and broadening of their knowledge, skills and understanding.
We believe that Life is what you make it
We give each student a foundation for personal development where self-discipline, self-knowledge, sense of responsibility and confidence in one's own ability provide the basis for a constructive attitude, the essence of which is that "life is what I make it"