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Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

#976 Post by SRW » Tue May 19, 2020 3:13 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:53 pm
With the recent stepping down of UoA Vice Chancellor and such, there was mention in the media that the university were seriously exploring a northern suburbs campus, and were having these discussions with City of Playford, most likely to position themselves in competition with UNISA at Mawson Lakes, however with Tafe at Port Adelaide touted for closure, I can't see why UoA wouldn't consider the Port? It's an emerging hub both for residential and possibly business, there would already be a campus-worth of facilities that the university could tap into and from the government's position, it would help strengthen the area in terms of day-time foot-traffic, might also create a student culture down there to help sustain some of the bars. I seem to recall back when Newport Keys was on the table that a university campus was part of that proposal, but I believe the idea there was to entice interstate/overseas institutions to set it up.
I've always thought it was a massive missed opportunity that UniSA expanded at Mawson Lakes rather than in the Port. I think it's important to avoid duplication or dilution of campus life, but if there's still some opportunity for higher ed to set up here, then it ought to be pursued. Perhaps certain defence & engineering degrees can be taught there. UoA should probably be doing something more substantial with its Roseworthy campus also.
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