Torrens University Australia
The historic Torrens Building in
Victoria Square, Adelaide
|Chancellor||Michael Mann AM|
|Location||Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland|
Torrens University Australia is a private university with locations in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It is part of the Laureate International Universities network and is Australia's third private university.
The go-ahead for the new university was given by the South Australian Cabinet following Premier Mike Rann's negotiations in Australia and in Cancun, Mexico, with Laureate Chairman Douglas Becker and Chancellor Dr Michael Mann. Honorary Laureate Chancellor and former US President Bill Clinton publicly endorsed the Australian project.
"The opportunity to learn at the same university across different countries is increasingly important in our ever more connected world. I look forward to visiting the new Laureate campus in Adelaide," former President Clinton said.
The university chancellery is based in the Torrens Building, shared with Heinz College Australia (an international campus of Carnegie Mellon University), and the University College London's School of Energy and Resources, in Victoria Square, in the centre of Adelaide. The main Adelaide campus is based in Wakefield Street, Adelaide.
The University has a number of campuses throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Auckland (NZ).
The university currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business Administration, Commerce, Education, Global Project Management, Public Health, Design and Digital Media as well as Higher Degrees by Research.
Postgraduate Business courses are delivered through the Chifley Business School at Torrens University Australia imprint. Design faculties include the Media Design School and Billy Blue College of Design.
Torrens University Australia also runs English language courses, which are quality endorsed by NEAS Australia.
- Professor Fred McDougall (2012–2015)
- Professor Justin Beilby (2015–present)
- Dr Michael Mann AM (2012–present)
- Dr Justin Pierce (2015–present)
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