Cambridge Uni Press and Assessment joins the AI train with Cognizant

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Cambridge University Press and Assessment (Cambridge) has signed a multi-year contract with Cognizant to improve operational effectiveness, maintain exam results integrity and stay competitive in the evolving education sector.

Under the agreement, Cognizant will provide application development and support services to Cambridge.

This partnership follows Cambridge’s plans to address the growing desire for digital engagement and innovative products that meet the needs of learners, teachers and researchers. In response to this demand, Cambridge and Cognizant will drive digital transformation, transition to a product-centric approach and leverage AI technology.

The partnership with Cognizant is designed to help Cambridge deliver accurate exam results and better learning outcomes to millions of learners around the globe and will also help Cambridge use GenAI technologies to deliver enhanced productivity and learning experiences for millions of students.

Rohit Gupta, UKI managing director at Cognizant, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our work with Cambridge University Press and Assessment to deliver an innovative digital approach to education.

“Cambridge is one of the world’s most renowned and admired institutions, in a sector where cutting-edge technologies such as AI show enormous potential. Through this collaboration, we hope to positively impact millions of learners across the globe.”

Mark Maddocks, chief information officer at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, said: “Cognizant is an excellent provider to support us with the next phase of our digital transformation.

“The team have a deep understanding of our priorities and roadmap. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and strengthening our leading position as the world of education and learning changes.”

This agreement expands on Cognizant’s portfolio of education-based partnerships, as the company recently announced a partnership with the University of Melbourne to help implement the Tealium Customer Data Platform and boost student engagement.

The University of Melbourne awarded Cognizant the brief to support the creation of data-led and personalized experiences for students, staff and alumni as it aims to enhance meaningful constituent engagement.