Australia’s new government will push ahead with plans to grow the country’s international education sector, said new education minister, Simon Birmingham last week. He highlighted quality provision, ethics around agent use and a reciprocal approach to study abroad as important tenets of a new strategy, coming soon.
European universities are making their way up the league table, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, as US institutions lose their dominance in the high end of the rankings.
International education stakeholders have welcomed a raft of new ministerial appointments under Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who ousted the increasingly unpopular former leader Tony Abbott earlier this month.
International student tuition fees in Australia account for almost 72% of total tuition gains at public university level, according to a recent report, sparking suggestions of over-reliance on this revenue.