A new hub for research and teaching
The research and education hub of the Charles Perkins Centre is a 49,500 square metre state-of-the-art building designed to support collaboration and new ways of thinking. The building is supported by the federal government through its Education Investment Fund.
Located on the north-west boundary of the University’s Camperdown Campus, bordering St John's College and in close proximity to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), the hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration and multidisciplinary research, creating a research and education precinct with links to nearby affiliated medical research institutes and the hospital.
With teaching scheduled to commence in Semester One, the new building comprises a structure of six floors, plus three basement levels, and an area of approximately 49,500 square metres – almost twice the surface area of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Benefits of the new building
The new building has been specifically designed to support and foster multidisciplinary research.
The building will facilitate the integration of the teaching and research elements, providing a hub to encourage and support the interactions, collaborations and outcomes which reflect the culture and ethos of the centre.
The new building will provide the environment, service and infrastructure to free our researchers to spend their time on what they do best – research.
Supporting the work of the centre will be a set of infrastructure capabilities and advanced technologies including:
- bioinformatics, mathematics and modelling
- proteomics and metabolomics
- imaging: human, preclinical and live cell
- data storage and management