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Published on January 30, 2024
California Miramar University to Launch New Campus in San Jose's SoFa DistrictSource: Google Street View

San Jose's already bustling tech hub is about to get an injection of fresh talent as California Miramar University (CMU) sets up shop in the SoFa District, with a new university offering business and tech degrees set to open its doors in the fall. According to KTVU, this move is a strategic play by the city to cement its reputation as a crucible of innovation, attracting students eager to make their mark in the competitive Silicon Valley landscape.

The new campus is part of the SP Jain School of Global Management network, a Mumbai-based educational powerhouse boasting locations in global epicenters such as London and Dubai. It's no surprise San Jose is the latest addition to this roster. San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan emphasized the importance of education in driving economic growth, stating, "Miramar joins what is a pattern of educational institutions expanding in our downtown." He believes this new university represents a significant step towards attracting and producing top-tier artificial intelligence talent and business management talent. The school is making a concrete investment, as evidenced by signing a 10-year lease on a 21,000-square-foot building that brings new life to a previously vacant space.

Pointedly, the new venue will house not just classrooms but also features designed to emulate Silicon Valley's collaborative and innovative ethos, like a learning commons and computer labs, and it's capable of accommodating up to 1,000 students, injecting a fresh stream of youthful energy into the city's core, as outlined by The Real Deal. Samarth Jain, director of business development in North America for SP Jain, touted the property's unique appeal and proximity to downtown amenities.

Mayor Mahan has echoed the sentiment, highlighting the university's potential to boost the local economy by attracting and nurturing AI startups, and the city's speedy permit approval process underscores San Jose's commitment to fostering an environment conducive to cutting-edge innovation "We are exploring incentives to attract and facilitate the creation of startups in the A.I. space here in downtown San Jose. I think having Miramar here near San Jose State with other educational institutions really just builds on that momentum we’re seeing," Mahan told KTVU.

It's a bold era for San Jose as it sets its sights on becoming the world's A.I. capital. The opening of CMU's new campus is just the beginning of a broader vision to intertwine the realms of tech innovation and academia—a topic not lost on California Miramar University's own announcement of its new facility.