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.
Universities Australia's concerns have been alleviated after the bulk of their suggested amendments were included in a recently passed foreign influence bill, meaning researchers will not have to register collaborations with government.
Half a decade since its crash, Australia has almost doubled the economic impact of international education to hit a new record high in 2017. Though some celebrate the rise, others warn of a bubble about to burst and hope for a slowdown.