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Murdoch launches new CBD teaching and events space

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Murdoch University has launched a new teaching and events space in the Perth CBD.

The new space, located at 32 St George’s Terrace in the heart of the Perth CBD, will help facilitate stronger connections with industry, government and business; offer alternative learning opportunities; and foster innovation through new activations and learning experiences.

Murdoch University will use its CBD presence to strengthen its relationships with key stakeholders and to contribute to activation of the CBD through collaboration and learning.

Murdoch has partnered with Spacecubed to activate the CBD space through their pioneering work in Perth in bringing together business start-ups and innovators in shared spaces. The space features seminar, teaching and modern learning areas, hot desks and offices that will allow staff, students and alumni to meet and engage in an open and innovative way.

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen said the CBD space will be a place where post-graduate students, industry, business and alumni will be able to come together in a range of learning and sharing spaces.

“Our decision to establish a dynamic presence in the city comes at an important time for the future development of Perth.

“Just this week, State and Federal Government Ministers discussed the idea of establishing a university campus to provide economic stimulus in the heart of our city, supporting small business and local jobs.

Murdoch University looks forward to being part of this important initiative.”

Professor Leinonen said the University is in the early planning stages of establishing an entirely new campus in the heart of the CBD.

“We believe Murdoch has much to offer in the Perth CBD.

“Universities are institutions which have a long history of successful collaboration with the communities they are part of and are able to bring their innovative thinking and creativity to unlock shared opportunities.

“Bringing a university to the city – and we are keen for it to be Murdoch – will enable us to be part of the reactivation and revitalisation of the city.

“This commences with the establishment of our new teaching and events space, a modern, accessible and flexible space designed for learning, connecting and collaboration.”

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29 Oct 2019

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