India announced six months ago that it's opening its doors to foreign universities that want to set up satellite campuses in the subcontinent. Schools with strong engineering programs, such as Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech are rushing to open new branches. On Monday, Yale announced it would open a foreign campus in Singapore, which focuses on the liberal arts.

According to a piece in the new issue of Newsweek, 38 American universities have outposts in 34 countries, with several having multiple satellite campuses. (NYU, for instance, has schools in Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.) A recent Economist story noted that British universities are also eyeing expansion. Middlesex University wants to enter India and already has a campus in Dubai.

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