The more obvious positive to this would be more jobs in the form of Campus Faculty and Staff, as well as potential Security personnel. It could potentially greatly expand employment opportunities for characters focused on nearly all of the Life Science, Engineering, and Computer Science skills in the form of Teacher's Aids positions. Some of these skills/archetypes might be particularly underrepresented in Sindome, but that's probably something only GMs are able to constructively discuss.
In addition to the direct positive effect of more jobs, there are secondary benefits in the form of PC Academic Personnel tutoring other PCs as a side-hustle. Very RP-generating for those characters who decide they want to go in a new direction, and need a mentor to teach them new knowledge and new set of skills. Sure, there are currently methods to find mentors already. But it only benefits the game for there to be more methods to search for mentors; AKA characters who have something your character wants, which leads to RP. Also, you trade drugs and money for some chemistry lessons, to learn how to make drugs. Or if you're looking to go topside, trade drugs and money for various Certifications that may be useful(another thing that would need to be implemented, which is actually a potential point against the idea).
I know going to school doesn't sound very cyberpunk. But other than the more obvious mentioning of the perceived age of most people of the "Punk" movement and the historical relationship between College students and Organized Protest, there are even more things to consider. don't really know what can be accomplished with Chemistry, but a Chemistry Professor who makes drugs to sell to his students, students who then likely drop out due to drug addiction unless they pay their Chemistry Professor an extra fee on the side sounds pretty cyberpunk, right?
Very important things to consider: Of course this would be a huuuuuuuge project which would take a loooong time. I don't know what GMs have planned at the moment, but this is something which could be considered for discussion after Grid 3.0 is rolled out.
Another thing is, the current population of Sindome might not warrant even a single campus of higher education on Gold, let alone Red (which, as un-themely as it sounds at first is the place which would benefit the most from it).
Also there's the matter of real-estate. Don't know where would be a good spot to put something like this.
Anyway, what do you all think? What other problems, or benefits do you see with this? Does the idea seem worth it in any way, in consideration of how much time and effort something like this would take?
Anyone want to share previous thoughts on this type of discussion? Can't find any useful forum topics, but I am sure this has been discussed previously in the OOC chat or something.