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Title IBCs and liberal arts education: Finding the formula for success proves difficult as Tisch Asia closes its doors
Author Rachael Merola - The OBHE


In summer 2015, the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia, based in Singapore, will officially close its doors, implementing plans to do so first announced in November 2012. The campus opened in 2007 and struggled with financial viability, student recruitment, and tumultuous leadership during its existence.

According to a statement on its website, “Despite its significant creative success, the Tisch Asia campus failed to become financially sustainable. In 2012, the decision was made to close the campus in summer 2015, thereby allowing all current students to obtain their degrees with a full complement of faculty.”

The decision to close came as a surprise to many of the 28 faculty and 158 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 2012. It followed a rocky 2011 in which Tisch Asia’s founder and President Pari Shirazi was fired by NYU for alleged misuse of private funds and embezzlement-- charges that are being disputed in an on-going lawsuit.

Date 03/08/2015
Region(s) Asia, North America
Countries Singapore, United States
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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