2.1.6. The future of the world’s mobile students and international education markets

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Location: R6

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: Ms Gabrielle Rolan, Director International, University South Australia (Australia)

Beyond China: sustaining future education markets (1072)

From 2004 to 2013 the number of international students studying in China has tripled, from fewer than 111,000 to more than 356,000. Malaysia has experienced similar growth, up from fewer than 32,000 in 2004 to almost 86,000 by 2010. As Australia’s key markets transition from being consumers of international education towards becoming rival providers of it, where should Australia’s own universities, colleges and schools look to sustain their own international cohorts? This presentation will analyse the global shift of education markets in recent years: where students have come from, where they are going today, and where they are likely to go tomorrow. It will seek to identify the next generation of sustainable source markets for the Australian sector as well as ways in which providers can foster students from those markets now becoming our competitors.

Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): HE

Mr Grant Watson, Coordinator Business Intelligence, RMIT University, Australia
Mr Thomas Eastwood, International Business Intelligence Manager, RMIT University, Australia