The University of Utah will begin classes at its first international campus in September after the Korean Ministry of Education officially approved the campus in the South Korean city of Songdo Monday.
University officials hope to enroll about 275 students initially, most of them from South Korea and Asia, though the late timing of the government approval could make that a challenge, said Chief Global Officer Michael Hardman. The U. will offer three undergraduate degrees social work, communication and psychology and one graduate degree in public health this year, according to a statement.
"It's been six years in getting it to the point where we're comfortable and the Korean government is comfortable," that the education is up to the standards of the main U. campus, said Hardman. "We're very satisfied we'll be able to do that."