2.4.6. Australian international education: why it really is global, responsible and sustainable 

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: R6

Session Type: Presentation

Chair: Prof. Nancy Cromar, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University (Australia)

Australian international education: why it really is global, responsible and sustainable (1029)

Australia comes 53rd when countries are ranked by population size, but comes fifth when countries are ranked by tertiary study destination. In recent years, this country of 23 million has welcomed half a million international students annually from nearly 200 countries. Australia hopes to continue to host even more students in the future, while still ensuring each student receives a high-quality education experience. Ensuring this outcome is a shared responsibility for all concerned. Sustainable, responsible growth in Australian international education can be achieved through an ongoing focus on ensuring quality through skilled teaching, robust infrastructure and accessible student services. Ensuring a quality living experience in Australia requires ongoing access to suitable accommodation, public transport and other services, as well as quality work experience opportunities, which are increasingly considered integral to a well-rounded 21st century education.


Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Speakers:
Mr Steve Nerlich, Director, International Research and Analysis Unit, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Australia