UTS Insearch Sri Lanka opens next month | Daily News

UTS Insearch Sri Lanka opens next month

With less than two months to go until teaching commences the final construction and fit out for the University of Technology Sydney’s new, state-of-the-art Colombo campus is underway.

The design of the new pathway institute, to be called UTS Insearch Sri Lanka - draws on the latest thinking in campus design for international education.

“We are combining future-focused curriculum with an integrated use of technology, and champion an approach to learning that places students at the centre of their learning experience – the aim is to produce graduates who are ready for UTS and the future of work,” said Tim Laurence, Dean of Studies for UTS Insearch.

The new campus, located on Thurstan Road, Colombo is designed with UTS ‘learning approach in mind, creating flexible spaces and inspiring areas for students to meet and work together on projects and assignments.

On completion there will be nine state-of-the-art classrooms, threehigh-techteaching laboratories for engineering and IT, and a welcoming public entry and reception. In addition, there will beinformalstudent breakout spaces to facilitate group work and collaboration.

“Offering well-equipped, modern collaborative learning spaces are an important part of our campus design,” said Laurence. “There will be a whole floor dedicated to students – it includes a comfortable student lounge, study spaces and is flexible enough to be configured to host larger events, student activities or presentations by guest speakers”.

“We’ve designed the campus to really appeal to students and encourage them to interact and work together, whether that is during or after class,” said Laurence. “We look forward to welcoming our Sri Lankan students to the campus and showing them around the bright, flexible new spaces next month,” said Laurence.

The University of Technology Sydney is a dynamic and innovative university, ranked 1st as Australia’s top young university in the 2019 QS Top 50 under 50, and is ranked 140th in the world overall - reflecting its strength in employability, research, teaching and internationalisation.


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