Co-operative Centre of Excellence brings vibrancy to the heart of Ballarat


Vibrant new learning and meeting spaces in the heart of Ballarat’s CBD are connecting students and academics with business and the community as part of a major campus revitalisation.

Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney officially opened Federation University’s Co-operative Centre of Excellence at the historic School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus on Lydiard Street on Friday, April 14.

The Centre has seven innovative spaces which feature state-of-the-art audio-visual technologies that support media-rich collaboration, video conferencing, and focus group discussions. It will be used by students from a range of disciplines across higher education and TAFE, connecting the University with industry, government and the local community.

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