Yale stops sending students to Peking University

Despite reaffirming its partnership with Peking University seven months ago, Yale has decided this summer that it will not continue its programme sending undergraduates to live and study at the Chinese institution, citing low student enrolment, write Gavan Gideon, Daniel Sisgoreo and Tapley Stephenson for Yale Daily News.

Yale College Dean Mary Miller, whose office recommended the programme’s cancellation, said the Peking University-Yale University Joint Undergraduate Programme in Beijing became financially unsustainable due to weak participation, with only four students signed up this autumn.

Though Yale President Richard Levin called the programme a “great success” when Yale renewed its commitment to the partnership in December, enrolment has consistently been below the level administrators had hoped for since the programme was launched in 2006. Miller said it was not sustainable to have staff outnumbering students.
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