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Notre Dame Sydney campus decision expected "within weeks"

The West Australian reports this morning that a decision on establishing a Sydney campus for the University of Notre Dame is expected within weeks.

The paper reports that an early feasibility study showed classes at the private Notre Dame Sydney could start in 2006 and 2000 students could be enrolled in the next seven to 10 years.

The university already has nearly 4000 students at Fremantle and a special- purpose campus at Broome. It is establishing WA's newest medical school since the University of WA began training doctors in 1956.

In a separate media release received by CathNews yesterday, the University has honoured the work of Professor Michael Quinlan, the Foundation Dean of Notre Dame's College of Health, for his "outstanding contribution to the University over the past 15 years".

Since its inception in 1999, Notre Dame's College of Health has grown from about 150 enrolments in 2000 to more than 550 in 2004.

This number will be boosted next year with the opening of Notre Dame's new School of Medicine and with its cohort of 80 students, plus about 40 additional nursing students. There were more than 200 applications for the 80 School of Medicine places.

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UNDA website

22 Jun 2004