Global Engagement News & Activities

Legislation will cut red tape and strengthen international education 17 Sep 2015
Two new bills introduced to Parliament today will cut red tape and boost the competitiveness of one of Australia’s largest export industries - the education of international students.
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Australia-Japan sign breakthrough university agreement 4 Sep 2015
Universities Australia and its counterpart body, the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU), have taken a major step to deepen university education and research cooperation with the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Canberra.
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Australia-India relationship going from strength to strength 25 Aug 2015
Universities Australia has welcomed the progress made by the Indian and Australian Governments in further strengthening the education, training and research relationships between our two countries.
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Commitment to quality sees international education sector hit $18b 7 Aug 2015
Figures today showing that exports from international education services have hit a record $18.1 billion in 2014-15 are an endorsement of the hard work of our universities in delivering an educational experience of uncompromising quality and standards.
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Expanded New Colombo Plan to further student opportunities 24 Jul 2015
The three initiatives announced today by Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Julie Bishop MP to expand the New Colombo Plan (NCP) will further improve future prospects of students and deepen engagement between universities and business in our region.
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UA partners with Canada in global research internship programme 8 Jul 2015
Universities Australia has signed an agreement with Canadian organisation, Mitacs, which will allow Australian undergraduate students to participate in an elite research internship programme in Canada for the first time.
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Historic Australia-India trade deal offers huge education opportunity 24 Jun 2015
A Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between Australian and India planned for finalisation by the end of 2015 is an historic opportunity for both countries to grow and prosper in the coming decades with aligned economic and trade interests.
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Inaugural international education roundtable works on National Strategy 18 Jun 2015
The first ever roundtable on International Education held at Parliament House today has begun work on a whole-of-government and whole-of-sector approach to maximise international education’s significant benefits to Australia’s diverse society, economy and diplomatic relationships.
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Simplified student visa framework good for students and the sector 16 Jun 2015
The introduction of a simplified international student visa framework will support a more equitable system where high quality and low risk providers can thrive – and in the process enhance the competitiveness of international higher education.
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Inaugural Brazil-Australia Higher Education Forum forges new opportunities 11 Jun 2015
The first ever Brazil-Australia Higher Education Forum, held in Brazil’s capital (Brasilia) this week, has resulted in a number of concrete actions that will further advance and deepen higher education and research engagement between the two countries.
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