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Call for island to get university
Higher education institutions in the Isle of Man should be amalgamated and given university status, says a top education expert on the island.

Professor Roger Carey, who is giving up his directorship of the Manx-based International Business School, believes the island could do with a university.

The professor, who became director when the school was founded in 1999, says his campus would make an ideal base.

The school occupies the old Nunnery, near Douglas.

Professor Carey said: "I think we have to bring the other higher education providers on the island onto this campus and then I think you have to integrate all of those providers into a single institution.

"Whether you call that initially the University College of Man or the University of Man is for others to decide now but that opportunity is there."

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