(L-R): Maria Tomé, Head of International at NISA, Mike Farrer, Head of School, Brian Rogove, CEO of ChangedEdu, and Francisco Claro, Head of National
Nobel School Algarve acquired by ChangedEdu

Nobel International School Algarve (NISA), a day and boarding institution in Portugal, has been acquired by Singapore-based education investment company ChangeEdu.

NISA, located in Lagoa, offers an international primary and secondary school with programmes including GCSEs and A-levels, as well as the Nobel International School Algarve Summer School with English language instruction alongside activities and excursions.


Brian Rogove, Founder and CEO of ChangeEdu, said, "We are extremely excited to have Nobel Algarve join ChangedEdu and we look forward to this long-term partnership where we can bring our extensive education experience and network of brands to continue curriculum development and improve resources at NISA, ensuring all our students are well prepared for the future."


Head of School at NISA, Mike Farrer, said the new owners were "keen on offering a quality product", adding that the school name and staff would all remain with new staff being added.


"All of this will be to benefit the children's development. I'm a child-centred Head of School, and I believe our new owner shares our vision." He described ChangedEdu as a company with "a vast amount of educational knowledge".


Established in 1972, NISA joined the Nobel Education Group in 2012 and opened boarding facilities for international students in 2014.


ChangeEdu was founded in 2016 and owns brands including Wall Street English, Lorna Whiston Schools, Discovery Camps, as well as the Gateway Education and Collegewise. Brian was previously CEO of Cognita Schools, operating 10 international schools in Asia with more than 9,000 students.



By Matthew Knott

News Editor