Student Leader of the Year award at Queensland University of Technology in Australia has been won by an international student for the first time. Tri Mulyani Sunaharum from Indonesia is also the first PhD student to win the award.
With the Australian government leveraging its study-work and post-study work opportunities to compete for globally mobile students, market research has revealed a bias among Australian employers when hiring international graduates and their domestic counterparts.
New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination in Latin American as the minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time last month and announced expanded mobility agreements with key trade countries.
Global education provider Navitas will purchase a 51% share in the University of Canberra’s pathway college for $4.9m, it has announced. The partnership aims to boost enrolments, a Navitas spokesperson told The PIE News.
Financial pressure to recruit and retain fee-paying international students can lead to universities compromising their academic integrity and turning a “blind eye” to problems, according to a report into corruption in higher education in New South Wales.
The influence of education agents is on the rise in Australia according to the 2014 International Student Survey Overview Report. It shows a growing number of students listed education agents as the main influence on their decision of where to study in the country.