Australia's education minister has called for the university sector to work with the government to create job ready-graduates, announcing a range of measures which have potential follow-on implications for international education.
The announcement comes during protracted concerns over Chinese-influence on universities campuses, and almost two years after the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation warned of an "insidious threat".
The favourable conditions that pushed Australia's international education growth may soon evaporate as global players improve their value proposition, with increased competition from other destinations and even traditional source markets.
Now the largest Anglophone market for African students, China’s rise throughout the continent is equal parts education, politics and investment. Anton Crace finds out how the Belt and Road initiative has driven a substantial rise in African students into China, the world’s new education superpower.