Title

Notre Dame benefits from Federal Government's 2008 Budget

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 5-14-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia was a grateful recipient of financial support from the Federal Government’s 2008 budget, which was announced last night.

The University will receive $7.5 million in capital funding grants which will contribute to upgrading and improving facilities on its Fremantle and Sydney Campuses.

The funding will provide additional classrooms and infrastructure support for teacher education programs on both campuses, including a new purpose built facility for Fremantle’s School of Education and the renovation of an art deco building in Broadway to house the Sydney Campus’ School of Education.

Notre Dame also received an additional 130 Commonwealth supported places at the Fremantle Campus in the areas of nursing, education, and medicine for 2009. These areas have been identified by the Government as areas of national priority.

These contributions are part of the Commonwealth’s initiative to ensure that Notre Dame’s Fremantle and Sydney Campuses contribute to meeting Australia’s national interest objectives in the core disciplines of teaching and health.

Ms Celia Hammond, Deputy Vice Chancellor Fremantle Campus said, “Demand for places in our Schools of Education in Fremantle and Sydney are continuing to grow, despite a national trend away from teacher education. The University welcomes the Government’s capital injection as it will allow Notre Dame to increase its capacity and facilities to graduate much needed, high quality teachers.”

Media contact: Michelle Ebbs 08 9433 0610, 0408 959 138