UNLV's Singapore campus likely to close

Dive Summary:

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas officials' decision Monday not to renew the school's contract with the Singapore Institute of Technology will likely lead to the closure of the school's Singapore sister campus when the current deal expires in 2015.
  • UNLV's Harrah College of Hotel Administration operated a satellite campus on the Southeast Asian island--one of the continent's gaming resort capitals--since 2006, and officials from UNLV and SIT had been negotiating a new agreement since October to take effect when the current one expires.
  • The hotel college branch was located on SIT's campus, and under a 5-year contract signed in 2010, UNLV was paid $33,000 per student (from tuition and a Singaporean government subsidy) to operate the branch.

From the article:

Since 2006, UNLV's Harrah College of Hotel Administration operated a satellite campus on the small Southeast Asian island of Singapore, located on the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula near Indonesia. The Singapore campus was UNLV's first foray into establishing an independent, degree-granting branch overseas. Singapore's prime location as one of Asia's gaming-resort capitals made it the perfect choice for UNLV's renowned Harrah Hotel College. ...

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