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Singapore option for city university.



Byline: By LUCY WILSON lucy.wilson@mrn.co.uk

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 Greenfield, town (1990 pop. 18,666), seat of Franklin co., NW Mass., at the confluence of the Deerfield and Green rivers, near their junction with the Connecticut; settled 1686, set off from Deerfield and inc. 1753.  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 East Asia

A region of Asia coextensive with the Far East.



East Asian adj. & n.
, 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 The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  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.

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Date:Sep 24, 2004
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