The highly anticipated guidelines to tackled foreign interference on Australian university campuses has been welcomed by the higher education sector, with many stakeholders praising the collaborative approach of their creation.
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.
India graduates who complete part of their Australian degree with a pathway provider will now have their qualifications officially recognised back home for the first time, in a significant boost for returning students’ employment and prospects.
A Universities Australia survey has found 81% of Australians believe international education is important to the economy, but stakeholders warned that further communication of the sector’s benefits is needed.
Australian international education could be headed towards a new national strategy, less than halfway through the period of its current strategy, after the Universities Australia conference took on a political tinge.