Grupo Planeta is the leading Spanish publishing and communications group. It is a family-owned business that provides a broad range of products and services in the fields of culture, education, information and audiovisual entertainment. Since Editorial Planeta was founded in Barcelona in 1949, the Group has combined its solid business experience with a great capacity for innovation and a clear multinational vocation.
It is a renowned leader in the world of Education, through its Tuition and Universities subsidiary, Planeta Formación y Universidades, which runs a wide selection of specialised education institutions ranging from professional training right through to university and postgraduate studies. The Group’s education centres respond directly to the demands of the employment market and are underpinned by our flexible methodology that makes full use of new technologies.
Planeta Formación y Universidades has undertaken 7 long-term university projects, including EAE Business School, one of the top 30 business schools in the world according to a league table produced by América Economía and the business school with the highest growth rate in Spain over the last three years; OBS Business School, the first 100% online business school; UNIBA (Barcelona International University Centre) an extremely promising online project developed in partnership with the Universitat de Barcelona; VIU (Valencian International University) with a particular focus on the field of education; and Ostelea, School of Hospitality & Tourism specialising in this sector.
In addition, Planeta Formación y Universidades runs four projects in the field of professional and lifelong training, including CEAC Professional Training Centre with official qualifications and preparation for open examinations; IPF Innovation in Professional Training with official qualifications; Deusto Formación and Deusto Salud, lifelong and specialist training.
In the 2014-2015, academic year, more than 100,000 students formed part of one of Grupo Planeta’s education centres.