Western Sydney University and Navitas Extend Partnership
Western Sydney University and Navitas have signed a 10-year agreement, extending their long-term partnership.
Since the opening of the Sydney City campus of Western Sydney University in 2017, Navitas has helped deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students at the campus.
The Sydney City campus offers students courses in business, arts, communication, engineering, IT, and health in the heart of Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.
Navitas-run Sydney campus has grown from 20 to 1400 students in 3 years
From an initial intake of fewer than 20 students, it has grown rapidly into a vibrant community of 1,400 students as well as teachers and support staff from the University and Navitas.
Commenting on the partnership, Professor Barney Glover AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, said: “The Sydney City campus is an important part of our campus network. It continues to be instrumental in supporting Western Sydney University’s internationalisation strategies, with the city campus welcoming approximately half its students from overseas.
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Navitas over the next decade – together we will continue to deliver a high-quality educational experience for our students and provide them with a vibrant on-campus community in the heart of Sydney.”
Sydney City campus success down to ‘student first philosophy’
Scott Jones, Group CEO of Navitas, attributed the proven success of the Sydney City campus to the combined expertise and experience of both the University and Navitas.
Jones said: “We are very proud of our relationship with Western Sydney University which enjoys effective collaboration at every level of the partnership. Ultimately this seamless integration delivers an exceptional experience for our students and ensures they achieve the best possible academic outcomes.
“The impressive growth we have seen reflects this student first philosophy, as well as the prestigious standing of the University, and the appeal of a modern, student-focused campus in a Central-Sydney location.”
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