JCU Singapore moves to new campus
James Cook University in Singapore has moved to a new campus location, which offers students high-tech facilities to promote learning.
This campus will allow JCU Singapore to accommodate up to 5,000 students and provide improved facilities, such as a purpose-built student hub for students to discuss their assignments.
Formerly home to a public high school, the new property has a land area of more than 24,000 square metres and gross floor area of 19,000 square metres.
JCU Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Sandra Harding said the move to the new campus is an exciting development for JCU Singapore.
“JCU Singapore is going from strength to strength and the new campus will help it grow into the future,” Professor Harding said.
The new campus features classrooms with state of the art technology that are designed to promote learning and teaching.
Classrooms are installed with Apple TVs, large flat screen LED televisions, and a video conferencing facility in the lecture theatre. The entire campus is connected with wireless internet technology.
Dr Dale Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Singapore Campus said that the design of the new campus was based on the needs of the student body.
“We put our students first when we started making plans to refurbish this property. The university embraces technology so we ensured that only the most state-of-the-art teaching tools are utilised at this new JCU campus”.
“The way we deliver education has to change in line with technological advances that are being used by the corporate world. This is why we will always ensure the teaching tools we use and the way we deliver our teachings are consistent with developments in the real world”, he added.
Situated just outside the Central Business District, and close to the new Singapore Sports Hub, the campus will help JCU Singapore forge even closer partnerships with Singapore’s business community.
Consistent with the University’s strategic intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference, the JCU campus in Singapore will continue to engage in research and reach out to the community that resides in the new campus environment.