SOUTH KOREA: 15 foreign universities join free zone

The idea of the Songdo Global University Campus was first conceived by the city of Incheon in 2006 to let prestigious foreign universities operate extended campuses where students can obtain degrees in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, reports The Chosun Ilbo. Currently, 15 foreign universities are seeking to open branches on the Songdo Global University Campus.

All but one, the University of Pavia in Italy, are American. Among them Duke University, Columbia University, Boston University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, San Diego have not yet signed memoranda of understanding with the IFEZ Authority and are still in negotiations.

The city government's support programmes for foreign universities include giving US$1 million to each university if it sets up a branch and begins developing an undergraduate programme.
Full report on the English Chosun site