Top Australian university opening Melbourne campus to attract international students

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-22 10:18:28|Editor: zh
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CANBERRA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- One of South Australia's leading universities has announced an expansion into Melbourne in a bid to attract more international students.

The University of Adelaide on Wednesday revealed that it will open a campus in Melbourne's Docklands in July 2020.

It will be the institution's first campus outside of South Australia since it was established in 1874.

The University of Adelaide was ranked 120th in the world in Times Higher Education's World University Rankings for 2020.

All 11 degrees that will be initially offered at the Melbourne campus will relate to either business or information technology.

Vice-chancellor Peter Rathjen said that expanding to Melbourne, the fastest-growing city in Australia, will open the university to the world.

"People would love to do a University of Adelaide degree but they want to live with people who understand their ethnicity or their culture," he said.

"What the university here has to do is to make sure that it is offering the wisdom and the knowledge that's within the organisation to a broader group of students than has historically been the case," he said.