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.
The politics of quality control in the English language teaching space are fast-changing and complex; governments now want to dictate the rules but in many cases they lack the sophisticated grasp of accreditation that membership bodies may have, claim stakeholders, resulting in multi-layered approaches. Beckie Smith reports.
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.