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Campus News : October 2011
www.uow.edu.au University of Wollongong Campus News October 2011 5 NSW Treasurer Mike Baird described the University of Wollongong's Sydney Business School (SBS) as the best located university facility in Australia when he opened its new premises at Circular Quay. Mr Baird was opening the SBS campus on two floors in the Gateway building at 1 Macquarie Place, overlooking Sydney Harbour in the heart of the state capital's financial district. NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education Gabrielle Upton also attended the opening, held in July. SBS is the University of Wollongong's Graduate School of Business. It was established in 1997 and operates from two premises -- at the University's Innovation Campus in Wollongong and in the Sydney CBD. It has moved from Liverpool St near Hyde Park to the larger premises at Circular Quay to better cater for its 650 students in Sydney. Mr Baird was full of praise for the facilities and the prime location. "This is undoubtedly Australia's best located university facility, and it is going to attract students" the Treasurer said. He said Sydney was the undoubted leader of the financial sector in the Asia-Pacific and that SBS had the ability to play a leading part in its future development. "The role this business school can play in this state is unlimited," he said. Mr Baird complimented UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton on UOW's growth and contribution to the state. "We have some of the world's best universities within our state's boundaries and the University of Wollongong is not only critical to Wollongong, but will play a big role in the future of the state," he said. Treasurer praises business school's new Sydney home Professor Sutton thanked Mr Baird and praised the NSW Government for appointing Ms Upton as the first Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education, saying it was a welcome initiative for the higher education sector. Executive Dean of Business Professor John Glynn acknowledged the support he had received from the UOW executive, particularly Professor Sutton and Deputy Vice- Principal (Finance and IT) Damien Israel for their support of the move to Circular Quay. NH TAFE links growing Growing ties between the University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra have been formally recognised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). UOW's Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton and TAFE Illawarra Institute Director Dianne Murray signed the MOU at a ceremony in August. Professor Sutton highlighted the close research ties UOW has with TAFE Illawarra in the $26 million Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) project which is now under construction at the Innovation Campus. Institute Director Dianne Murray said the MOU between TAFE Illawarra and UOW was designed to formalise the long- standing and excellent relationship which currently exists. The University and TAFE already have a number of agreements and arrangements in place that cover a range of activities and programs. Current agreements include integrated (joint) programs, defined pathways and operational agreements which cover management of joint facilities at the Innovation Campus, Shoalhaven Campus, Batemans Bay and UOW's other Education Centres. UOW and TAFE also share the Digital Media Centre in the Mike Codd Building at the Innovation Campus. BG 60th Anniversary Exhibition UOW will hold a 60th Anniversary Exhibition in the Michael Birt Library from October 24 to November 18. Contributions from the UOW community and material from the University Archives have provided a window into the past for the exhibition in the Library's Panizzi Room. The exhibition will provide glimpses of what the University looked like in the 1960s, with photographs and information about student life through the years. The 60th Anniversary exhibition will take people back in time as well as celebrating what makes UOW what it is today. NH Above: Executive Dean of Business Professor John Glynn and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton on the terrace at the Sydney Business School, with Sydney's financial district as a spectacular backdrop. Below: NSW Treasurer Mike Baird at the opening of UOW's Sydney Business School's new campus.