Singapore option for city university.
BOSSES at Warwick University are considering opening a campus in Singapore.
The government in Singapore wants the university to build a campus on a greenfield site near the main city state and start running courses in their country.
The Singapore Economic Development Board wants the university to run courses in science, engineering, law and business studies.
Members say up to 10,000 students annually from Singapore and neighbouring countries would be prepared to pay fees of up to pounds 8,000 a year to study at the university. The students would spend several weeks in Coventry as part of their degrees.
Warwick University is already popular with overseas students. About 3,000 study at the university every year.
Although several universities have partnerships with schools and colleges in South East Asia, it's unusual for a university to be asked to build a campus there.
The only other university being asked to build a campus in Singapore is the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Warwick University spokesman Peter Dunn said: "We feel it is an honour to be asked but it is a big commitment."
The university senate will consider the request on September 29.
AN HONOUR TO BE ASKED: Peter Dunn; REQUEST: Singapore has thousands of eager students
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Sep 24, 2004|
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