Glasgow Caledonian's New York campus is an opportunity to open doors on the other side of the Atlantic and generate new income for the university.
Caledonian University has a tradition of offering education opportunities to students from its own city and from the communities where young people are not traditionally expected to study at university.
This has enabled many students who otherwise would have been denied the chance to learn and improve their employment prospects, without the need to leave the city.
As well as the local responsibility, taking the university out to other areas can help broaden the horizons for students and staff by developing close links in the US city and with the existing campus in London.
Glasgow has a proud tradition of exporting goods and people all around the world and the Caledonian plan is another example of this outlook.
Let's hope that by establishing a base in the Big Apple that some of the benefits from the association will flow back to Glasgow and help students in the city.