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International Branch Campus News

News on Cross Border and Multi-National Education

December 2011

Kerala Invites UAE Investors to Invest in Education (Emirates 24/7, 12/30)
Esmod Showcases ‘Fashion of the Future’ (Trade Arabia, 12/22)
Investing in Private Education in the Gulf (University of Pennsylvania, 12/21)
UW President Favours Open-Doors Approach (The Record, 12/15)
Dubai Forges Education Links with Malta (Gulf News, 12/11)
EMC and TECOM Sign Academic Agreement (, 12/8)
Changing the Learning Paradigm (China Daily, 12/8)
Dubai for Higher Education? (Dawn, 12/6)
Mayor Highlights Education, ‘Generational Contract’ in Portland (The Forecaster, 12/6)
TAMUQ to Host Energy, Environment Institute (The Gulf Times)

November 2011

Heriot-Watt University Hosts Graduation Ceremony (Khaleej Times, 11/30)
Bard College Acquires Liberal-Arts Institution in Berlin (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/30)
WCMC-Q Celebrates Chemistry Year (Trade Arabia, 11/28)
China Halts U.S. Academic Freedom at Classroom Door for Colleges (Bloomberg, 11/28)
Cut the Branches, Try a Safer Route (Times Higher Education, 11/17)
NU-Q Students Shoot to Fame With Award-Winning Documentary (The Gulf Times, 11/8)
Tufts Benefits by Staying out of International Market (The Tufts Daily, 11/7)
Building Capacity in India: What Role for Cross-Border Higher Education? (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/1)

October 2011

Dubai International Academic City Highlights Opportunities in Regional Sector (Dubib, 10/27)
Education Programmes Reviewed (Khaleej Times, 10/27)
Faculty at Duke Business School Approve University’s First Degree in China (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/26)
New Caution for US Universities Overseas (, 10/20)
Privileged Status Sparks Provider Envy (The Australian, 10/19)
Another One Bites the Dust (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/14)
Universities Rethinking Global Expansion (, 10/13)
Destination Dubai (Khaleej Times, 10/11)

September 2011

Heriot-Watt University Claims Top Slot in Sunday Times Poll (Dubib, 9/25)
Africa: The Next Market for Cross-Border Higher Education? (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9/20)
CHINA: Huge Research Grant for Branch Campus (University World News, 9/17)
Bridging the Learning Divide in the Middle East (MEED, 9/15)
Carnegie Mellon U. to Open Campus in Rwanda, a Milestone for Africa (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9/14)
Qatar’s ‘Conservative Liberal Bind’ (Mideast Posts, 9/14)
Texas A&M University at Qatar Welcomes First Class of Graduate Students (Texas A&M University at Qatar, 9/11)
Enrolment in Private University Rises (Gulf News, 9/4)
Manipal University Gets State-of-the-Art Campus (Gulf News, 9/4)
UAE Students’ Exodus for Higher Studies (Gulf News, 9/1)

August 2011

Accolades for QU, VCU-Q Students at Rasgas Internship Programme (Zawya, 8/26)
British University, UOWD Ink Co-Op Deal (Trade Arabia, 8/25)
Swinburne Among World’s Top Research Varsities (Borneo Post Online, 8/20)
Bhutan Plans Education City With an Eye on Indian Students (Live Mint, 8/8)
HEC Paris in Qatar Launches Another Program for Executives (Zawya, 8/2)

July 2011

Texas A&M University at Qatar Receives Over $300,000 in Undergraduate Research Funding (Zawya, 7/31)
DIAC Honours Outgoing UOWD President (Zawya, 7/24)
SP Jain Center of Management Wins Public Choice Award (India Education Diary, 7/20)
Canadian Varsity Banks on Cooperative Education (Gulf News, 7/10)
Institute to Close Campus (Gulf Weekly, 7/5)
Heriot-Watt Launches the First Business & Psychology Programme in the UAE (Zawya, 7/3)
Amity University Prepares to Opens its Doors in Dubai (The National, 7/3)
Student Body Stays Ahead of the Curve (Gulf News, 7/3)

June 2011

Ceremony Held in Jeju to Mark Construction Start for Branksome Hall Asia (Arirang, 6/30)
2nd Private Foreign School Breaks Ground on Jeju Island (The Korea Herald, 6/30)
The Rise of the Executive MBA (Zawya, 6/28)
Manipal University to Open New Campus in September (Khaleej Times, 6/28)
Scholarship Scheme Set Up for Pakistani Students (Gulf News, 6/23)
Dubai Courses Fine but ‘Social Life Lacking’ (The National, 6/23)
Youth Body Makes an Impact in the UAE (Gulf News, 6/17)
Heriot-Watt University Plans to Double Student Numbers (The National, 6/14)

May 2011

MSU Dubai to Open Public Health Master’s Program (The State News, 5/26)
The British University in Dubai Receives Ruler’s Endorsement through Decree # 7/11 (Zawya, 5/23)
India’s Amity University Aims to Attract 5,000 Students in the UAE (Gulf News, 5/23)
Amity University from India Opens Campus in Dubai International Academic City (Zawya, 5/23)
Qatar Launches $500,000 Global Education Prize (Ed Arabia, 5/20)
Heriot-Watt Dubai Students Set for Fashion Show (Trade Arabia, 5/18)
Texas A&M University at Qatar Draws International Ethics Experts (Zawya, 5/18)
Human Capital Needed for Transport Industry (Gulf News, 5/15)
If You Build It, They Might Not Come (Inside Higher Ed, 5/10)
China Starts Long March to Export Education (The Australian, 5/6)
Abu Dhabi to Get Medical College (The National, 5/2)
University Enrolments in Dubai Continue to Rise – KHDA Report (Gulf News, 5/2)
Texas A&M University at Qatar Hosts Annual Aggie Moms Reception (Zawya, 5/1)
Tiny Qatar’s Growing Global Clout (BBC News, 5/1)
Weill Cornell Class of 2011 Get Degrees (The Gulf Times)
CMUQ Students Mark Graduation (The Gulf Times)

April 2011

VCU Sends Delegation to Qatar for Commencement (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/29)
Himachal Pradesh Emerges as Education Hub – Chief Minister (India Education Diary, 4/28)
Quality is the Key in Education (Khaleej Times, 4/28)
International Jeju (The Jeju Weekly, 4/23)
Vanderbilt U. Students Object to Institution’s Possible Ties with Arab Nation (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4/20)
Largest Northwestern Batch Welcomed to Campus (The Gulf Times, 4/19)
‘Qatar Education’ Receives Strong Endorsement (PR Log, 4/18)
A Guide to Branch Campuses (The New York Times, 4/15)
Nearly 250 Students to Graduate from Six Qatar Foundation Universities (Qatar is Booming, 4/13)
Ten Dubai Universities Go Under the Microscope (Dubib, 4/10)
UAE’s Potential as a Knowledge Hub Emphasised (Ed Arabia)
Education City Hailed for ‘Excellence’ (The Gulf Times)

March 2011

Manchester Business School Offers Executive Education Seminars in Dubai (Zawya, 3/25)
Coming Together for a Common Cause (Kuensel Online, 3/24)
Middlesex Plans Courses in Health, Education from 2012 (Khaleej Times, 3/23)
Higher Education Goes East (Gulf News, 3/20)
Toronto Private School Launches a School in South Korea (Metro, 3/18)
Temple U. Will Evacuate 200 From Tokyo Campus After State Dept. Warning (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/17)
Turning Knowledge into the New Oil (BBC News, 3/18)
‘Focus on Empowering IPTS’ (Borneo Post Online, 3/16)
Dalhousie University Says It Will Sell Medical-School Places to Saudi Arabia (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/14)
Highland Fling for Dubai (7 Days UAE, 3/12)
Getting Ahead by Degrees (The National, 3/13)
Evolving Higher Ed Hubs (Inside Higher Ed, 3/11)
Best In The Business (7 Days UAE, 3/8)
University Takes the Lead to Tap Virtual Space (Gulf News, 3/8)
Qatar: Why Protests Won’t Happen Here (The Huffington Post, 3/7)
Dubai Varsity to Host First E-Career Fair (Trade Arabia, 3/8)
Northwestern Students Release Film on Arab Hiphop (Zawya, 3/7)
Executive Education Hit by Declining Budgets (Khaleej Times, 3/3)
Graduates – The New Measure of Power (BBC News, 3/2)

February 2011

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Sponsors the First Student-Run TEDx Event in Education City (Zawya, 2/22)
Indian University of Pune RAK Campus to Shut (The National, 2/7)
Distinct Education and Human Resource Hubs (Gulf News, 2/6)
Kent State Opens Office in India (The Business Journal, 2/2)

January 2011

Q&A: Anand Sudarshan, CEO, Manipal Education (Business Standard, 1/10)
QATAR: Excellence Quest Lures Foreign Universities (University World News, 1/9)