Victoria University’s First Brisbane Campus Opens

Victoria University has officially opened its new flagship campus, Victoria University Brisbane, in Fortitude Valley.

Victoria University Brisbane (VU Brisbane) is modelled on the successful Sydney campus and will work in partnership with the Education Centre of Australia (ECA). VU Brisbane will offer international and domestic students globally recognised and industry-relevant courses taught by experienced academics.

According to VU Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker, VU Brisbane is set to transform the lives of prospective students. Professor Shoemaker further said, “We are incredibly proud to offer international students a chance to discover VU Brisbane. It marks an exciting opportunity to forge a career that is every bit as inspiring and unique as they are.”  

“VU Brisbane will ensure students have the skills to either embrace further study or embark on an in-demand job. These students will join over 13,000 VU international students from across 108 countries,” she said. 

Strategically located in Fortitude Valley, one of Brisbane’s liveliest hubs, the new campus offers excellent teaching quality, with a strong focus on employability, along with the VU Block Model, VU’s award-winning approach to learning. 

With smaller class sizes (maximum 35 students), three-hour classes, and fast and effective feedback, the VU Block Model actively supports positive outcomes for students.  

VU Brisbane features spacious rooms and workshop-style classes that encourage collaborative learning, whilst ensuring teachers and classmates get to know each other in a supportive and inclusive environment. 

VU Brisbane/Sydney Campus Director, Celina Chopard said they are looking forward to meeting the inaugural VU Brisbane cohort, with almost a hundred students already enrolled in future-focused courses across IT and Business.

“We are ready to do all we can to ensure our students thrive as they begin this exciting chapter,” she said. 

“International engagement has always been a key focus for VU. Ranked in the world’s top 3 per cent (THE World University Rankings), the University seeks to foster transformative educational opportunities for students, while partnering with industries and communities around the world,” said Professor John Germov, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Higher Education. 

In addition to its reputation as one of the most budget-friendly destinations for international students in Australia, Brisbane boasts a rich diversity, featuring a population where approximately 33 per cent of residents hail from abroad, and 20 per cent converse in languages other than English within their households.

ECA Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rupesh Singh, said the company was delighted to build on the partnership with VU. 

“After 15 years of growth at VU Sydney, it is exciting to be able to offer to students the same excellent study options in Queensland’s capital. We are confident that VU Brisbane will grow in the months and years ahead by offering high quality courses and a fantastic student experience,” Mr Singh said. 

“ECA is committed to this long-term partnership, and we are grateful for the vote of confidence from VU as they expand their footprint to Brisbane – a city which offers students a wonderful lifestyle and great career opportunities.” 

Explore a 360° virtual tour of Victoria University Brisbane.

Published 12-September-2023