The University of Newcastle has officially opened its new campus office at the Singapore National Library.
The new institute – Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (formerly known as UON Singapore), will be the University’s hub in the Asia Pacific.
The site was officially opened by University alumnus Dr. Khaw Boon Wan, Chairman of SPH Media Trust, the Australian High Commissioner Mr. William Hodgman and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO.
“Singapore is one of Asia’s most advanced hubs for education, research and innovation, so we’re delighted to strengthen our presence in this region,” Alex said.
“The Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education will be a strategic gateway that provides opportunities to connect our students and researchers with business and industry in the region and beyond.
“The refurbished facilities offer contemporary learning spaces – all designed with an excellent student experience in mind.
“We have around 7,500 University of Newcastle alumni who call Singapore home and we continue to build strong links between our regions, despite more than 6,300 kilometres that separate us.
“Our new Singapore campus demonstrates our commitment to building strong regional partnerships and delivering globally-engaged and collaborative education and research – this is absolutely a focus of our Looking Ahead strategic plan.”
The University of Newcastle opened its first overseas campus in 2002 – UON Singapore, where it has delivered the University of Newcastle’s programs in the region.
More than 4,000 students in Singapore have graduated with degrees from the University of Newcastle.
“The launch of the Institute and the move to this new location is the result of considerable effort and planning by many people and I thank everyone for their tremendous effort and congratulate you on this milestone.”
IMAGE | The Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education was officially opened by University alumnus Dr Khaw Boon Wan, Chairman of SPH Media Trust, the Australian High Commissioner Mr William Hodgman and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle Professor Alex Zelinsky AO. © University of Newcastle.v
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