Aberystwyth University's island campus set to close

Aberystwyth University is planning to close its overseas campus on the island of Mauritius just two years after it opened after the institution’s governing body decided it will "not enrol further intakes of students" at the branch campus from March 2018, reports BBC News.

It was built to accommodate 2,000 students, but only 106 enrolled in its second year. In May 2016, a former vice-chancellor for the university described the venture as "madness" after just 40 students enrolled during its first academic year.

The closure plans, discovered by BBC's Newyddion 9 programme, emerged after information was disclosed in minutes from the Welsh university's council meeting in October, which have since been taken down. Aberystwyth declined to comment.
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