A new Center for innovation in engineering and health at the University of Hartford

12 November 2021
Posted by Study Group

A new Center for innovative, hands-on learning in engineering and health at the University of Hartford, a Study Group partner

The University of Hartford in the US, a Study Group partner, has shown a continual focus on innovation, with the opening of its new Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions.

The Hursey Center is a 60,000-square-foot academic building that houses new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.

Dr Hisham Alnajjar, Dean of CETA at the University of Hartford said:

“This is a great opportunity - a dream in the making for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. There are many new spaces that will enhance the daily activities of our students in areas such as robotics, mechatronics, cybersecurity, and turbomachinery. More importantly, we will have a makerspace for students to collaborate and innovate.”

Joshua Rubin, Study Group’s Executive Vice President for Higher Education in North America adds:

“We are extremely proud of our longstanding partnership with the University of Hartford in the US to offer university preparation programs for international students and welcome the development of the new Hursey Center.

“The Center supports the acquisition of essential workforce skills and is a hub for pioneering hands-on learning and job training. It will help prepare students for in-demand careers in expanding industries within an environment where impactful teaching and learning can best take place.

“The newest building on the university’s campus, the Hursey Center is also home to a health simulation suite and spaces dedicated to preparing future health professionals to assess, diagnose, and treat a myriad of conditions in new labs designed for motion analysis, human performance, strength and conditioning, health and physical assessment, and functional and physical rehabilitation.

“As an organization focused on innovation in global higher education to support successful student outcomes and seamless progression into employment, we are delighted that Study Group students will be able to access the new Hursey Center and its fantastic facilities.”

Some of the specialized areas in the Hursey Center include:

  • 3D Printing Lab
  • Makerspace
  • High-Bay Structural Engineering Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Aerospace and Turbomachinery Labs
  • Cybersecurity Lab
  • Internet of Things Lab
  • Concrete and Surveying Lab
  • CNC Machine Lab

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