Thursday, 19 January 2012

Region. UWS receives $29.8 million

The University of Western Sydney has received $29.8 million from the federal government to significantly expand its flagship UWSCollege of higher education and to establish a new tertiary education facility in Lithgow - the first in the region

The expansion will see it significantly increase its enrolments to 5500 students within the next decade, with brand new facilities at Lithgow and the University's Penrith and Bankstown campuses, as well as enhanced facilities at the main UWSCollege site at Blacktown.

UWSCollege was established by UWS in 2006 to provide a supportive pathway to university and improve access to higher education for students who may not have had the same academic preparation to gain a place in a university course.

In addition to the federal funding, UWS is investing $15 million of its own to support the initiative.



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