Western Sydney Aerotropolis Lands New University
13 Sep 2018
A new higher education institution comprising four of the state’s leading universities and based at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will transform the region into an economic and jobs powerhouse.
David Borger, Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber, said, “Universities have the power to revolutionize entire regions by significantly shifting the needle on jobs and will give students access to the best education for industry research and development.
“A major research-focused university has been one of the missing pieces in Western Sydney. International experience shows that these type of universities such as MIT in the United States have a bigger impact on job creation.
“The new STEM-focused university is a significant addition to the Aerotropolis. It will be surrounded by cutting-edge and innovative industries and businesses, and will provide an opportunity for collaboration.
“This new campus will accelerate the creation of smart, knowledge jobs of the future and create employment opportunities. It will inspire the next generation of inventors, creators and bright minds,” Mr Borger said.
“Building a world-class educational institution next to the bustling Western Sydney Airport is a massive vote of confidence of the commercial potential the Aerotropolis will have and will be part of building a vibrant regional economy.
“We are already starting to see major new investment by the private sector in the region and now coupled with a major STEM university; the Aerotropolis will be sure to thrive,” he said.
Western Sydney University, University of Wollongong, University of Newcastle and University of NSW are to be congratulated for joining together to create a super campus at the Aerotropolis.