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Ohio school explores potential China campus

Published: November 19, 2012 4:00 AM

CINCINNATI -- The University of Cincinnati has been in talks with Chinese officials about adding a medical school campus in that country.

College of Medicine Dean Tom Boat recently updated university trustees about the discussions. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/Wbngq8 ) that tens of millions of dollars would be needed in donations to make the UC-branded campus a reality.

But supporters point to the potential for new growth and revenue in the world's largest nation by population. China is the leading source for international students for UC, with 962 Chinese students enrolled this year.

The university already has collaboration and project agreements in China.

Boat emphasized the plans are in very early stages.

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