Placer County to be Future Home of British University Campus
● By Steven Jack
This land outside Roseville will one day be home to a campus of the University of Warwick. (Photo courtesy of the University of Warswick Facebook page)
Placer County will one day be the home of a new university campus.
According to a report in the Sacramento Business Journal, the University of Warwick has approved plans to build a campus near Roseville.
A spokesman for the university, which has its headquarters outside Coventry, England, said it plans to build its campus on about 600 acres in Placer County just west of Roseville. The Placer County campus may one day have capacity for over 6,000 students, the spokesman said.
“The phased project will first develop teaching in a small number of postgraduate courses that would be offered in interim accommodation. As the project then develops, dedicated teaching facilities will be created and undergraduate students will be admitted across a range of subjects,” the university said in a news release.
The University of Warwick was founded about 50 years ago as part of a British government program to expand education. Between its four campuses in the United Kingdom there are about 23,000 students.
The Placer County campus has been developed in partnership with California’s University Development Trust, which for many years has been making plans for an institution of higher learning in Placer County.
“It is thrilling that the University of Warwick, one of the premier world universities, has taken the first official step to establish a new campus in our region” said Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, Co-Chairman of University Development Trust. “I am confident that Warwick, which achieved astounding world class success since its founding in England in 1965, will match that success in vibrant Northern California.”