Global Engagement News & Activities

World Class winners: students showcase the power of study abroad 4 Mar 2016
A Parisian rap and an exchange from the Blue Mountains to Osaka have won a $10,000 student film competition to promote the life-changing experience of studying abroad as part of a university degree.
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A warm welcome and a fond farewell 15 Feb 2016
Universities Australia congratulates the Turnbull Government’s new Ministers on their appointments and pays public tribute to Andrew Robb and Warren Truss as they prepare to leave politics.
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Australia's universities among the most globally engaged 14 Jan 2016
Australia has come out ahead of North America and just behind the UK to rank an extraordinary second overall in the latest global rankings of universities deemed to be truly international.
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$3.5 million investment in research collaboration with Germany 16 Nov 2015
Almost $3.5 million will be shared by Australian and German researchers to pursue joint research projects with their counterparts halfway around the globe.
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Indonesia-Australia university partnerships scale new heights 10 Nov 2015
Ties between Australian and Indonesian universities are at a record high, with the number of formal agreements for research partnerships, staff and student exchanges and study abroad programs climbing to 254 by the end of last year.
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Congratulations to Australia's global scholars 15 Oct 2015
Universities Australia congratulates more than 2,800 Australian students who will be supported to study overseas next year under the Endeavour Mobility Grants program.
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Universities: Australia’s innovation advantage 7 Oct 2015
Address to the National Press Club by Universities Australia Chair Professor Barney Glover.
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'Game-changing' investment need to drive economic transformation 7 Oct 2015
Universities will call for a ‘game-changing’ national investment strategy in wealth-generating research and innovation – arguing it is vital to the economic transformation that both sides of politics say Australia must make.
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Chance to reset debate on university funding 1 Oct 2015
The announcement today by Minister Birmingham that higher education funding for 2016 will not be cut and that the Government will consult on future funding options is a much needed circuit-breaker.
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Universities welcome collaboration in education and innovation 20 Sep 2015
Universities Australia congratulates Simon Birmingham on his appointment as Minister for Education and Training, and Christopher Pyne on his appointment as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and calls on them to immediately dump the proposed 20 per cent cut to university funding and reverse the decline in public investment in research and innovation.
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