Recently, Amity has announced the acquisition of a 170-acre Waterfront Campus of St. John's University located in Oakdale, Long Island, New York consisting of 11 buildings with breathtaking views of the Great South Bay. Just at the center of the campus is the Georgian-style Bourne Mansion which was the waterfront estate of Frederick Bourne, President of Singer Sewing Machine Co. It was built in the year 1897 and belonged to one of the wealthiest people in the world at that time. Later, the property was converted to the LaSalle Military Academy. Next, it was further taken over by St John's University in 1999.
The campus is located in a premium location in the US, and at a close driving distance from the JFK airport. Highway and train connectivity to Manhattan contributes to easy access to the campus from central locations.
Reasons why Amity was selected as the buyer of St. John's University campus:
- Strong education background
- Integrity of the group
- Vision to continue the facility as a global teaching and research facility
The deal of possession of the campus was closed by Amity 27th September 2016. St John's University has been permitted to use one of the academic blocks until June 2017 so that they transition their programs seamlessly.
The Amity group currently has more than 125,000 students studying across India as well as international campuses in London, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius and a number of other countries. This may be one of the largest entries of any international education provider into the U.S.
What will Amity New York campus focus on?
- A platform for research collaboration, faculty and student exchange programs
- Innovation and entrepreneurship development between institutions in the US and India
- A bridge allowing people and organisations to connect and communicate between the US, India and other countries
Amity University is one of the only institutions in Asia to have the highly prestigious US regional accreditation from WASC, indicating that Amity understands the quality standards expected by US regulators and has successfully been able to align itself with the same.
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A leading private non-profit education group of India, Amity Group offers education from pre-nursery to Ph.D. level. It lays emphasis on a strong focus on research and innovation. The faculty and researchers of the Amity group have till now filed more than 700 patents, worked on more than 300 govt. funded research projects and published thousands of research publications and books.
Amity Institutions are also consistently ranked amongst the top in their respective areas by leading media houses and ranking portals. They focus on employability, placements, entrepreneurship promotion and leadership development of the students.
More than 240 programmes in various fields and specialisations are offered at 10 University campuses in India as well as in 12 Global campuses.