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Transforming our campuses

Ensuring a world-class education and research experience
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Our Campus Improvement Program is transforming our infrastructure to allow us to deliver excellence in teaching and research far into the future, while maintaining our heritage and history.

Our campuses aren’t just places that must meet the needs of students and researchers.

They also play a role in the community as cultural, recreational, sporting and even retail and restaurant spaces.

To deliver upon our vision to continually improve, renew and restore this very special environment, we're investing in an ongoing Campus Improvement Program from 2014 to 2020.

It's a program that will provide state-of-the-art laboratories and educational facilities, but also complement and add value to the city of Sydney as a whole.

Key transformation projects

University of Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Business School has recently been consolidated into a single building containing four lecture theatres, eight case study rooms, 40 seminar rooms, a learning hub and 1500 square metres of open learning space.

Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

A $40 million grant from the Australian Government has helped us build the Sydney Nanoscience Hub a research environment focussed on exploring the extraordinary new possibilities of nanoscience.

Home to the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, it also hosts teaching facilities including a learning studio, lecture theatre, seminar rooms and a dry teaching laboratory. Teaching commenced in the facility in Semester 2, 2015.

Grandstand Oval No 2

A new grandstand will accommodate 1200 spectators at University Oval No 2.

The grandstand will feature a high performance gym/warm-up room, change rooms, medical facilities for players, a canteen, function centre and an indoor training centre.

Queen Mary Building

Accommodation for more than 800 students is now available following the revamp of the Queen Mary Building on Grose Street, behind the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown.

Featuring a range of fully furnished, self-catered single rooms, the building includes sky lounges, a sky garden, sound-proof music rooms, theatre, gym, and communal kitchens and dining facilities.

A new ‘Culture Precinct’

One of the six proposed precincts for our main campus is a Cultural Precinct. 

While staying true to its valuable heritage, we’re aiming to transform the Science Road area into a visitor destination accommodating cultural, museum and heritage components.

In addition, there will be an internal refurbishment of the Macleay and Edgeworth-David buildings to accommodate a museum and cultural exhibition centre.


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