Curtin College – the on-campus pathway for thousands of Curtin students from across the globe – has moved into its new home in the University’s new industry-connected Exchange precinct.
The new building was officially opened by the Minister for International Education, the Hon David Templeman MLA, in a special event that was live-streamed across Southeast Asia and China and attended by the Member for Victoria Park, Ms Hannah Beazley MLA.
Curtin College is now located within Curtin’s Exchange precinct, which also features St Catherine’s College, UniLodge’s Twin Dolphin Hall, the Nesuto Curtin 60-room boutique hotel, 38 self-contained Zamia Apartments, the newly opened Tucker Fresh IGA and will include a range of food and beverage outlets.
Minister Templeman said the new building would be a fantastic resource for international students, providing facilities to support students to be their healthiest, happiest selves.
“The Curtin Exchange precinct is a fantastic concept and brings many exciting elements of Curtin University together in one place, creating a lively hub for students to study, work and enjoy campus life,” Minister Templeman said.
Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said Curtin College offered a supported, on-campus pathway to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for domestic and international students.
“Curtin College offers a unique and personalised introduction to university life for thousands of students from across the globe,” Professor Hayne said.
“I am absolutely delighted that these students will also enjoy the many benefits of on-campus living with retail facilities at the new Curtin Exchange precinct right on their doorstep. This will be a game changer for Curtin College students.”
Navitas Ltd Group Chief Executive Officer Scott Jones said the opening of the new premises marked a celebration of a 22-year partnership with Curtin.
“Over that time, we have supported 13,000 graduates from more than 60 countries around the world to achieve their dreams of studying at Curtin University,” Mr Jones said.
“Our exceptional new facilities and engaging learning and teaching spaces will further enhance the experience for our students and mark the start of an exciting new chapter in our partnership with the University.”
Curtin College Director and Principal Dr Sven Schottmann said the new building at Curtin Exchange provided double the capacity of the current Curtin College, which was home to 1,000 students.
“It has been fabulous to welcome staff and students to our new Curtin College premises,” Dr Schottmann said.
“The warm and welcoming space, designed by education technologists and informed by teaching experience across the Navitas network of colleges, will enhance learning and facilitate collaboration. The entire Curtin College community will thrive in this new environment in the heart of the Curtin Exchange precinct.”
The official opening ceremony was live-streamed to Navitas offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing where education agents and representatives from the WA State Government also joined in, as well as another satellite event in Thimpu, Bhutan and several hundred Curtin University and Navitas agents tuning in from their mobile devices in Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Curtin College operates through a long-term and highly valued partnership with Navitas.
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