The Council of International Students Australia has called on education institutions to better protect students from overseas, following a spate of crimes targeting international students in Melbourne.
Australian universities with a higher position in global league tables tend to set higher international tuition fees, according to a recent study. Researchers say the higher price tag supports maintaining or improving international ranking positions.
In his first ever visit to China, Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull courted Chinese tourists and students by introducing simplified student visa categories and piloting a 10-year visitor visa. The prime minister also declared 2017 will be the Australia-China year of tourism.
While study abroad can be a huge asset in the graduate job market, many graduates are unable to articulate the benefits of these experiences to potential employers, stakeholders warned at a symposium on student mobility in the Asia Pacific region.