The world’s most prestigious university rankings have come with a stark warning as “declining” Australian institutions struggle to absorb federal funding cuts.
A recent study found that 33% of students studying overseas were inspired through an appetite for adventure. A further 26% cited their motivation as the desire to build an international career.
Around 600,000 international students come to Australia each year, roughly one third from China. It’s a gigantic influx that generates around $20 billion per annum, but to my mind, we’re just getting started.
It’s been another massive year for the education sector. Despite the condemnation of cuts to funding and unemployment rates, there have plenty of positives to take away from 2016.
A website designed to attract international students to Australia has reported a huge spike in hits following the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the US.
Just as Australian real-estate agents are reporting a rise in the number of enquiries received from US citizens considering a move down under, it seems Australia’s education institutions may also be unlikely winners of the US election.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) needs to improve staffing and resources if it wants to attract more international students, a union says.