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Sydney’s University of Technology campus in Colombo soon

The university building
The university building

With less than two months to go until teaching commences, the final construction and fit out for the University of Technology Sydney’s new, state-of-the-art Colombo campus is underway.

The design of the new pathway institute - to be called UTS Insearch Sri Lanka - draws on the latest thinking in campus design for international education.

It is designed to support informal and formal learning, with spaces inspired by UTS’ learning.

“We are combining future-focused curriculum with an integrated use of technology, and champion an approach to learning that places students at the centre of their learning experience – the aim is to produce graduates who are ready for UTS and the future of work,” said Dean of Studies for UTS Insearch, Tim Laurence.

The new campus, on Thurstan Road, Colombo, is designed with UTS’s learning approach in mind, creating flexible spaces and inspiring areas for students.

On completion, there will be nine state-of-the-art classrooms, three high-tech teaching laboratories for engineering and IT, and a welcoming public entry and reception. There will also be informal student breakout spaces to facilitate group work and collaboration.

“Offering well-equipped, modern collaborative learning spaces are an important part of our campus design,” he said.

Of interest is the Learning Hub which support students in their activities outside of class throughout the day.

This space is the perfect place for quiet study and group meetings between classes.

It also brings together key resources and staff to support the students’ learning, including the library with Study Success Advisers who help students with their study plan and ensure they stay on track with their education.