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US: Weiming to buy Connecticut university campus for $12.6m

One of the largest Chinese private schools groups, Weiming Education, is to buy a campus from the University of Connecticut for $12.6 million (£8.7 million) and turn it into an international school. 

The West Hartford Campus is one of the five regional campuses of the university.

Weiming has more than 40,000 students across 42 schools in China.  Founded in 1999, it first branched out into the US in 2012 by partnering with universities to improve the academic and language skills of Chinese students.

Tim Discipio, chief executive of Weiming, said: “The outstanding academic reputation of both West Hartford and the State of Connecticut is what has led to Weiming's interest in possibly locating at the University of Connecticut property.

"Connecticut leads the nation in academic excellence, the state high schools rank #1 in the combined Northeast and New England region, and the significant talent pool of teachers and administrators with advanced degrees is an important factor.”


Posted on: 27/04/2016




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