Adelaide's new education centre... in Sydney
Tuesday, 11 February 2003
The University of Adelaide has expanded the teaching of its commercialisation and entrepreneurship courses into the eastern states, opening a new base of operations in Sydney.
As part of the move, the University has taken over the former Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation (AGSEI), which was established by two Sydney universities.
AGSEI, based at Australian Technology Park, is now the Sydney branch of the University of Adelaide's Education Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation (ECIC) established by Ms Joanne Pimlott at the University's North Terrace Campus in Adelaide. Teaching at the ECIC in Sydney is being led by Professor Vernon Ireland.
"The opportunity to establish a teaching base at Australian Technology Park was too good to ignore," says Ms Pimlott, who is the Director of ECIC.
"The programs offered by our centre are a direct result of many years of success at the University of Adelaide's own Technology Park at Thebarton, and here we have an opportunity to repeat that success and expand on it in the eastern states."
The centre offers a range of award and non-award courses in the fields of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, and has added Project Management to its program offerings. The centre's flagship program is the Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation. This highly successful Masters program is offered in collaboration with the University of Texas, Austin.
"With our operations in Sydney, we will be able to deliver our programs to a wide range of individuals and organisations who are eager to learn more about the commercialisation of science and technology, (indeed all forms of Intellectual Property), building innovation, running successful projects and entrepreneurship.
"We believe that we now offer one of the best suites of programs available in Australia in these areas," Ms Pimlott says, "and we are able to deliver our courses face-to-face in Sydney and Adelaide, which is important to us."
She says the new Sydney-based centre will not only attract additional students from the eastern states, but will also provide new options for international students. "It means that they now have the choice of studying these courses in Adelaide or in Sydney, which we think will be an attractive option to them."
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