AUSTRALIA-US: Red tape thwarts Kaplan plan

Kaplan, the education arm of The Washington Post, has dumped plans to establish a university in Adelaide, blaming complex regulatory approvals in Australia and the US.The decision is a setback for departing Premier Mike Rann's ambition to make Adelaide a 'university city', writes Andrew Trounson for The Australian.

However, rival US group Laureate International Universities is pursuing its own bid to establish a university in the South Australian capital. A regulatory decision is expected as early as next month.

South Australian Treasurer and Further Education Minister Jack Snelling said it was a business decision for Kaplan. "Kaplan has reiterated to the government that its commitment to South Australia remains as strong as ever and they are determined to build on their current presence," he said.
Full report on The Australian site