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Could building campuses offshore be the future for Australia’s universities?

Posted Date: 20 Mar, 2017

At Wollongong University’s booming Dubai campus, thousands of students from scores of countries are studying – in English – for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, finance, IT, engineering and media. Operating as an accredited university for just 16 years, UOWD is billed as one of the United Arab Emirates’ “oldest and most prestigious universities” – a small sign of the pace of change in the area of transnational education – and of the market value of an Australian degree.

Wollongong has more than 11,000 international students, and more than half of them study at the university’s overseas locations, in the UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Fees are about the same as international students pay in Wollongong.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/could-building-campuses-offshore-be-the-future-for-australias-universities-20160719-gq8wsv.html