Torrens University Australia at the Torrens Building, Victoria Square, Adelaide. This International University Precinct is shared with Carnegie Mellon Australia, and the University College London’s School of Energy and Resources.
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Torrens University is Australia’s newest university. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business Administration, Commerce, Education, Global Project Management, Public Health, Design, Software Engineering, and Digital Media as well as Higher Degrees by Research. Torrens Currently has around 10,300 students in campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The Chancellor of the university is Dr. Michael Mann A.M. The founding President and Vice Chancellor is Professor Fred McDougall, the former deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
Torrens University is a private university and is part of the Laureate International Universities Network. President Bill Clinton endorsed the new university and said “The Opportunity to study 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.”
Torrens is a new kind of university, plugged into a world wide network of over a million students in 25 countries. Unlike more traditional universities tied to monolithic campuses hosting large classes, Torrens is agile and adaptable, with small classes and close connection with lecturers.
Torrens University Australia has six campuses in Sydney, with five located in the CBD area (Ultimo, The Rocks, Pyrmont, Kent Street, and Town Hall) and one in the Blue Mountains. The Ultimo Campus has over 1,700 students enrolled in the Billy Blue College of Design and the Media Design School.