The University of Sydney is strengthening its partnership with the Westmead precinct. The announcement of a $60m investment at Westmead will provide for new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives. These facilities and programs will be delivered in partnership with Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the research institutes at the Westmead precinct.
This investment is the first instalment of the University of Sydney’s commitment to invest $500m into Westmead for infrastructure and programs over the next 20 years. This will see the number of students at the campus quadruple to more than 6,000 students.
This investment in the precinct will enhance the already active interdisciplinary collaborations between healthcare, research and education at Westmead. Patients, clinicians, researchers and other innovators are continuing to build on the culture of innovation and knowledge sharing at Westmead.
The new contemporary, flexible technology-enabled teaching, learning and work spaces will be equivalent to the best in the world. It will also expand the expertise and educational activities available on the precinct to engineering, physics, business management, the social sciences and others.
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In March 2016, the University of Sydney in partnership with the Westmead Redevelopment, delivered the new clinical simulation lab and tutorial rooms for the Masters of Nursing program at Westmead Hospital. The program offers nursing graduates the opportunity to study nursing at Westmead with access to a range of clinical placement experiences across western Sydney including Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Westmead Educational Conference Centre (WECC) is an education and training venue at Westmead Hospital. An upgrade to this space is planned which will create a highly engaging teaching and learning environment for staff and students. It will promote interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage students, researchers and clinicians to exchange ideas. A mix of formal and informal spaces will allow for a multitude of teaching and learning approaches.
Refurbished staff room and facilities for Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff will also be included in the project on level 1.