On Wednesday, Charles Sturt University will celebrate 30 years in Albury-Wodonga.
The university was formed in 1989, when the Border-based Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education and Bathurst's Mitchell College of Advanced Education merged.
Initially Charles Sturt University had campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga, but has since expanded to Canberra, Orange, Dubbo and Port Macquarie.
In 1993, the university purchases a $6 million greenfield site in Thurgoona and moved the campus from central Albury. The move to Thurgoona was complete in 2003.
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Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said staff, students and alumni would gather to celebrate the 30 year since the universities foundation, on Wednesday.
He said that since 1989 the university has not only opened new campuses but expanded its course offerings to include many new fields including engineering, law, physiotherapy, dentistry.
"We're celebrating because Charles Sturt students and alumni are creating a world worth living in by making a true impact in their communities, nationally and internationally," he said.
Abury-Wodonga celebrations kick off at 11am at The Gums and feature excellence awards, a commemorative tree-planting, a staff bake-off, as well as the offical 30th birthday party complete with music, and a free lunch.
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