PM opens Notre Dame Sydney
Prime Minister John Howard today officially opened the Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia, amid the presence of guests, including Cardinal George Pell.
The Sydney Campus of Notre Dame opened its doors this week to 450 foundation students, studying in six Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Nursing, and Philosophy and Theology.
Notre Dame Australia Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, says the University owes a debt of gratitude to both the Prime Minister and Cardinal Pell for their support and encouragement of this venture.
"We are delighted that the Prime Minister and also the former Minister of Education, the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP, have graciously joined us today", Dr Tannock said.
"Cardinal Pell's vision for the rejuvenation of St Benedict's and also Sacred Heart Parish at Darlinghurst, has enabled Notre Dame to establish itself in Sydney."
Cardinal Pell said before the opening today: "More than ever our society needs to hear cogent arguments for moral realism, truth claims, the uniqueness of the human person and the reality of the Transcendent. Such is one task of a Catholic university."
Notre Dame, a private Catholic university operating in Western Australia for 15 years established the Sydney Campus at the invitation of Cardinal Pell.
Prime Minister officially opens Notre Dame Sydney (University of Notre Dame Australia 3/3/06)
Cardinal George Pell: Address For The Opening Of Broadway Campus Of Notre Dame University, Australia (Archdiocese of Sydney 3/3/06)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
University of Notre Dame Australia - Sydney Campus
Accreditation for Notre Dame Sydney law degree (CathNews 11/1/06)
Notre Dame Sydney opens above target student numbers (University of Notre Dame Australia)
Commencement of works at Sydney's new Catholic university (CathNews 10/6/05)
6 Mar 2006