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First British uni in Kuwait.

Byline: By Molly Watson Western Mail

The University of Wales, Bangor, is helping to establish the first British university in Kuwait. The private university, which is due to open next January, will follow the British higher education system, and will specialise in offering business and management degrees.

Staff from Bangor will help the new institution set up its degree programme.

Professor Merfyn Jones, vice-chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor, visited Kuwait this week.

He said, 'This is a unique venture by Bangor and we're delighted to assist in establishing a brand new university in Kuwait. Our initial role will include advising and assisting with the development of degree programmes, but we very much hope that this project will lead to staff and students from both Wales and Kuwait working together in a spirit of partnership in years to come.'

Professor Ted Gardener, director of the Bangor Business School, said, 'This new university will provide high-quality tertiary education, producing graduates with significant skills in all areas of business.

'We envisage a strong and enduring relationship with our colleagues in Kuwait, with many new and exciting initiatives that will help to support the business and financial community.'
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 22, 2007
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