UNLV Likely To Shutter Its Campus In Singapore

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

UNLV will likely close its sister campus in Singapore after officials decided not to renew its contract with a local technology institute, officials from both schools confirmed Monday.

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.

Asian students can graduate from college with a bachelor's of science in hotel administration, with a major in hospitality management, from one of the top hotel colleges in the United States. In exchange, UNLV could extend its brand and reach in Asia, which boasts one of the fastest-growing gaming industries in the world.

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