New $38m campus for UK’s first offshore university

THE United Kingdom’s first offshore campus in Singapore has moved into its new $38-million premises. The Queen Margaret University (QMU) Asia Campus has been operating at its Balestier site since May 2.

The enhanced facilities of the new, self-contained campus at Ah Hood Road will help the university to “widen and deepen” its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, according to QMU Asia and its local partner, East Asia Institute of Management(EASB).

In the pipeline is the design of bilingual tertiarylevel programmes, in English and Chinese, in response to the globalisation of Asian business and the internationalisation of the marketplace.

Proffesor Richard Kerley, pro-vice Chancellor of Queen Margaret University (International), said: “Our success in building degree-level studies in Hospitality and Tourism will now be added to developments in other degree-level studies. Degrees in events management, health-related disciplines, management and business are now at the advanced planning stage.”

Students can also look forward to interesting student-centred learning and recreational activities, according to the university.

Facilities at the new campus, which is equipped for up to 6,000 students, include a students’ learning centre, a video-conferencing room, a postgraduate resource centre, a Hospitality Training Centre, a multipurpose hall, two badminton courts, three basketball courts, two tennis courts, one cricket quad, a running track and a gym.

Source : Today – 5 May 2008

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