Norwich university opens London campus

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has officially opened its new £5m campus in London.

Into UEA London has been set up through a public-private partnership to attract students from overseas and to improve cultural and political links.

The site, a collaboration with Into University Partnerships, will have a total of 1,000 students in September.

The building in the City of London is shared with City University.

The UEA, which welcomed its first 150 students at the London campus in January last year, said it expected to see a lot of movement between its two sites.

It believes it is the first university from outside London to set up a campus in the capital.

UEA vice-chancellor Edward Acton said: "This opens the way for the UEA to gain direct access to the concentration of political, administrative, cultural, media, academic and commercial power and opportunity located in the capital, so crucial for a research-intensive university."

Into UEA London offers the School of Diplomacy; an MA in Creative Enterprise and a diploma course leading to a degree in international business management.

From September it will also provide MSc courses in management, marketing and finance and a range of English language programmes.

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