Campus to close after recruiting only 17 students

The University of East London has ordered an investigation into its international activities after the closure of its Cyprus campus, which recruited just 17 students in its first six months, reports Cyprus Mail.

According to Times’ Higher Education, the University of East London has asked Sir David Melville, former vice-chancellor of Middlesex and Kent universities and current chairman of Pearson Education, to carry out the investigation. News that the university was closing its Cyprus campus emerged in April but Cyprus Mail sources said that operations would not cease until March of next year.

Officials in Cyprus have not been made aware of the reasons for the campus closure, with mystery shrouding the departure of three of the institution’s senior figures within a month last year. The Times reported that minutes from a governors’ meeting in May 2012 showed concerns about the Cyprus project in its development stage, with some governors warning that “completion of the necessary due diligence had not been demonstrated”.
Full report on the Cyprus Mail site