Last week, the University of Newcastle, and the wider community, celebrated the news that the Australian government was backing the development of an education precinct in the heart of our great city.

Together with the $25million committed by the NSW government and the university’s investment of $40million, the federal government will provide $30million for our NeW Space learning and teaching facility.

It will be a $95million landmark precinct that will harness the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience.

New technologies are reshaping and transforming how great universities are approaching teaching and learning, and these new technologies are challenging and exciting for educators as we look to deliver a ‘next generation’ university experience for students.

Today’s students not only want but also expect that their learning experiences will be as dynamic and enabled by technology as every other aspect of their world.

Read the full article in the Newcastle Herald.

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