Australia's Monash Uni expands into China

Monash University's Gippsland campus in Melbourne. Enrolments will soon be open for students wanting to study at its new Graduate School in China. [ABC]
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Monash University's Gippsland campus in Melbourne. Enrolments will soon be open for students wanting to study at its new Graduate School in China. [ABC]

Last Updated: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:14:00 +1000

Monash University has become the first Australian university to be granted a licence to operate in China.

The university's Graduate School, located near Shanghai, will feature postgraduate courses in nanotechnology, biomedicine, industrial design, economics, thermal and mechanical engineering and software.

The university will start enrolling students soon.

It will initially accept 350 masters students and 150 PhD candidates each year, building to more than 1,400 students by 2017.

The Dean of the Engineering Faculty, Professor Tam Sridhar, says a research centre at the campus will also benefit Monash University.

"A research institute which sits alongside the graduate school, which allows us to interact with Chinese academics, Chinese industry and therefore this is a far deeper engagement at the highest level, and that's what's exciting about it," he said.

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