STUDENTS WHO undertake the Doctor of Business Administration programme will have access to a broad range of state-of-the-art learning tools, thanks to two modern educational facilities provided by the Hong Kong Management Association. The learning centres in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay boast well-equipped, modern facilities that are geared towards multipurpose teaching and learning activities. They include LCD projectors, PA systems, electric screens, visualisers, computers, VCR players, wireless microphones, overhead projectors, white boards and flip charts. In addition, all students are able to access the Australian University of Newcastle's extensive online library. William Purcell, head of the Newcastle Graduate School of Business, said the facilities were designed in such a way that even when students were involved in group work in the same room, the group next to them would not hear their discussion. 'The centres are light, airy and are well designed,' he said. The facilities are designed to reflect the University of Newcastle's 140-hectare campus at Callaghan and its 85-hectare campus at Ourimbah, both in New South Wales. A survey last year by the Graduate Careers Council of Australia found that graduates of the university were among the most satisfied in the country. The university was established in 1965 and has about 22,000 students studying in 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and 62,000 alumni that include many of Australia's leading business executives.