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Monash had always felt its suburban location away from the centre of Melbourne was a disadvantage. But as the University moved into the twenty-first century, it began embracing its location. The Monash Science and Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (known more commonly as the STRIP) is a project that other Melbourne universities could only dream of. Taking advantage of Clayton’s size, the new precinct also allowed Monash to capitalise on its location in the midst of a technology corridor in the southeastern suburbs. Designed specifically for science and technology tenants, the buildings house university research centres and commercial businesses, ensuring that Monash staff and students have access to state of the art facilities in specially designed spaces. The Australian Synchrotron and the CSIRO are both hosted in the STRIP.
Made up of three separate but connected buildings, the STRIP located on the western edge of the Clayton campus. Nobel laureate and Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC officially opened the STRIP on 18 February 2010.