Branching out

Branching out | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 3 February 2011

Via study-away sites, local partnerships, portals and fully fledged overseas campuses, ambitious universities in the West are increasingly keen to take root elsewhere. As the UK shivered through its coldest December since records began in 1910, how many of its academics would have swapped a chilly suburb of northwest London for the sun-kissed beaches of Mauritius? Even admirers of Middlesex University’s main campus in Hendon might have been drawn by the attractions of its overseas campus, opened in 2010 in a bid to pull in students from Africa and the Indian Ocean region.

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