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Education institute makes bid for University status

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 3, 2007

The local branch of an Australian school has launched a bid to become the newest member of Singapore’s fraternity of foreign universities. JCU Singapore, the 1,100-student strong offshoot of James Cook University, wants to apply to become an institute of higher learning. The designation would allow the Singapore campus to call itself a university – it’s currently barred from doing so – and place it on par with schools like University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the S. P. Jain Center of Management.

‘It seems like an anomaly,’ said JCU vice chancellor Sandra Harding.

‘The Singapore campus… is run like the main campus, the degrees offered here are the same as in the campus in Australia and the same standards are applied.’

Professor Harding and chancellor John Grey are in Singapore to meet with education authorities. (story)


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