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simply have been consultants.” As conversations continued, Lorimer says, “there was increasing excitement among many on our campus about what it would mean to imagine liberal arts education for the twenty-first century, and literally do it from scratch.” “The goal is to provide the collegiate experience in residential colleges as we know them at Yale, but adapt it and improve upon it for the Asian context. We think this is an incredible opportunity to share the liberal arts model with the fastest growing region in the world. Singapore is the classroom for much of Asia,” she says. With financial investment by Singapore’s government, architects are designing the new college’s facilities while joint Yale-nUS committees are working on recruiting faculty and administrative staff

for a projected opening date in fall 2013. A senior member of the Yale faculty has been appointed the first dean of the faculty and the first dean of admissions is coming from Yale’s admissions team, Lorimer says. The student body ultimately will number 1,000, but “we want to start small and work up,” with 150 students the first year “and then ramping up from there,” she says. Meanwhile, enrollment has grown steadily at the University at Buffalo-State University of new York (SUnY) branch campus in Singapore, from fewer than 100 five years ago to approaching 1,400 now, and “the quality of the students is very good,” reports Stephen C. Dunnett, vice provost for international education at Buffalo. In both categories, “we have surpassed expectations,” he says. With its partner, the Singapore Institute of Management, Buffalo has an ultimate goal of up to 2,500 students for the campus and “we think we’re well on the road” to reaching it, Dunnett says. One surprise, he says, is that “we didn’t attract as many students from the region as we anticipated.” Buffalo initially expected maybe 15 percent of its Singapore campus students would come from neighboring countries, including China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and they did, when the campus was launched, Dunnett says. At that time, he recounts, the U.S. State Department was “a lot tougher on visas for undergraduate students to come to the U.S.” But now “it is very easy” to get visas, and because students from the countries the Singapore campus was targeting now can go directly to the United States, many do that and enroll at the home Buffalo-SUnY campus in upstate new York. Most students on the Singapore campus now are from Singapore itself, Dunnett says. Buffalo also was concerned early, he adds, that it might have difficulty attracting faculty from its home campus to go to Singapore, but that hasn’t turned out to be an issue. “Singapore is such a pleasant place,” he says. “It’s an advanced, English-speaking country where it’s easy to live.” Unlike the Buffalo area, particularly in the winter, “it’s always summer” in Singapore, “so faculty go and they like it,” Dunnett declares.

An Indian Branch Campus in Asia
In another campus initiative in Asia, Manipal University in India, with other campuses already operating successfully in Dubai and Malaysia, was scheduled to open a new one—Manipal International University (MIU)—in Kuala Lumpur in September. Manipal’s interests in Dubai and Malaysia developed from different circumstances, says Duleep Deosthale, Manipal’s vice president for international education. Manipal University, Dubai, was established in 2000 partly in response to “a significant Indian diaspora in that part of the world,” he says. As the only multidisciplinary campus in Dubai, “we have not had some of the challenges that others maybe have experienced, because “we are in a certain sense not one-dimensional,” he says.

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