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Students to get a taste of Big Apple

It is one of the world's most style-conscious cities and was the glamorous setting for TV's Sex and the City.

Now students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will be able to hone their skills in New York after the institution set up a base there.

GCU aims to deliver executive training and short courses as part of its internationalisation strategy, which has already seen the creation of a satellite campus in London in 2010.

When fully operational, it is planned GCU New York will recruit US postgraduates to niche Masters degree programmes such as International fashion marketing, risk management, and television fiction writing.

The centre will also provide opportunities for GCU staff and students from Glasgow and London to work and study in the US and for American students to study in the UK.

The development will be funded entirely through surplus revenues generated by the university.

GCU principal and vice-chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies, said: "The development of GCU New York provides a unique opportunity in a key market where we are currently under-represented."

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