The University of Melbourne in Australia has reached its fundraising campaign target of A$500m two years earlier than scheduled. There were significant donors outside of Australia and it was the largest public campaign by a uni in Asia Pacific.
Rehabilitating brain injury patients during a physiotherapy placement in Cambodia, living in “a tiny shoebox near Montmartre” and visiting a dog café in Korea - these were some of the experiences showcased in the submissions to the World Class Show & Tell short video competition.
International education is a lynchpin in Australia’s innovation agenda, Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham underlined at Universities Australia’s national conference held in Canberra last week.
A benchmark strategy measuring both international student recruitment and student mobility in New Zealand is in early stages, with institutions working in collaboration with Universities New Zealand and Studymove.
Taranaki in New Zealand has been backed by the government to help it follow a detailed plan to grow education exports in the rural region across secondary and tertiary sectors to NZ$19.6 million by 2025.
Alumni engagement, substantive partnership building and improving the student experience topped the discussion agenda at APAIE's annual conference in Melbourne, signalling what many in the region say is a phase of professionalisation in the Asia Pacific.
Defectors from North Korea will be given the opportunity to live in Australia and study English at a university through a first of its kind agreement between the governments of South Korea and Australia.