Global Engagement News & Activities

International student representation 25 Jul 2014
The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) plays an important role in representing the interests of the over half a million international students attending Australia’s universities.
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Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Australia to cement economic and higher education ties 8 Jul 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia and his address to Parliament, signals a closer economic relationship which will further enhance an already strong trade and investment relationship including in higher education and research.
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Congratulations to inaugural New Colombo Plan Scholars 26 Jun 2014
Universities Australia congratulates the forty undergraduate students who have been awarded scholarships under the Government’s New Colombo Plan to study in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong.
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Universities urge fee deregulation delay 21 May 2014
Universities Australia Chair Professor Sandra Harding transcript of interview with Samantha Donovan on ABC AM
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Higher education reform... starting when? 21 May 2014
Op ed by Professor Sandra Harding: The fog has lifted on the Government’s intent on higher education reform but implementation on the ground is a real pea-souper.
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Budget drives sweeping changes to higher education 13 May 2014
Tonight’s budget puts higher education on a path of radical change that the Federal Government anticipates will deliver the twin aspirations of financial sustainability and the world’s best higher education system.
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Universities Australia: position on higher education reform 6 May 2014
The Universities Australia plenary met today and discussed the reforms to higher education being considered by the Government in the budget context.
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International reputation of Australia's higher education system must be maintained 16 Apr 2014
Extending Federal Government funding to for-profit non-university higher education providers (NUHEPs) as proposed by the Kemp-Norton review is a policy high wire act which, if not properly controlled, could endanger the hard won reputation of the Australian higher education sector, Universities Australia’s Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said today.
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Closer Australian-Japanese Higher Education Engagement 8 Apr 2014
Universities Australia is strongly backing the push by the Federal Government to accelerate and deepen university education, research and business engagement with Japan.
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Congratulations to Westpac for helping Australia 'Keep it Clever' 3 Apr 2014
Universities Australia today commended Westpac for its unprecedented $100 million private sector fund promoting university education, research and innovation to help shape the economy to come and create the leaders of the future.
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