INDIA: Amity university to open in Dubai

Amity, one of India's largest private universities, is preparing to open its doors in September, adding one more to Dubai's array of branch campuses, writes Melanie Swan for The National. Its chancellor, Atul Chauhan, said Dubai was one of 25 countries in which the university plans to set up over the next four to five years.

In India Amity, a family foundation run as a non-profit institution, has four campuses with more than 80,000 students.

The Dubai opening is a sign that the sector may be picking up after a quiet couple of years. According to Dr Warren Fox, head of higher education at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the university regulator, the recession starved many universities of the resources to expand into the region.
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