Title

Notre Dame-Cervantes Institute collaboration to enrich student learning

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 1-21-2013

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place

Sydney

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia is delighted to have entered into a collaborative relationship with the Spanish language college, Cervantes Institute, whereby the two organisations will share space, knowledge and resources, following the University's purchase of the Cervantes Institute building, at 22-24 City Road, Chippendale.

As a result of the collaboration, Notre Dame students will now have the opportunity to take introductory and intermediate Spanish language classes through the Cervantes Institute as part of their degree.

Notre Dame's Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Hayden Ramsay, said the University and the Institute looked forward to an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship.

"This exciting collaboration will come to life in 2013 and we look forward to enriching the learning experiences of students of both Notre Dame and the Cervantes Institute," Professor Ramsay said.

Director of the Cervantes Institute in Sydney, Mr Victor Ugarte, said the new relationship was another positive step forward in the evolution of the Spanish language college. "This is the best news for the Institute in Australia since the official opening by the King and Queen of Spain in June 2009," Mr Ugarte said.

Notre Dame will shortly be lodging an application to Sydney City Council for approval to undertake minor improvements to the City Road building. The University and the Cervantes Institute will then host an information session on the collaboration. Members of the public will be welcome to attend the information session, tour the building and ask questions about the new facility and its programmes.

For further information please contact: Communications Officer, Elizabeth Fenech The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

T: 02 8204 4407

E: elizabeth.fenech@nd.edu.au

W: www.nd.edu.au/