Aberdeen University opens campus in South Korea

Aberdeen University is to become the first British higher education institution to open a campus in South Korea, adding to the growing list of international branches seeking extra money abroad, writes Ian Johnston for The Independent.

The university’s new campus will specialise in teaching engineering relating to the off-shore oil and gas industries and is being created with “establishment funding” from the South Korean government. Seth Kunin, Aberdeen’s vice-principal, said: “As part of its economic strategy, the South Korean government is keen to develop its offshore industry, and it is a testament to the academic expertise that exists here that we were chosen as a partner in this project.”

British universities and colleges have set up a number of overseas campuses, such as a Lancaster University in Ghana, Nottingham University in Malaysia and Leeds Metropolitan in India, with Aberystwyth University planning to set up shop in Mauritius.
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