Australian higher education sector has new 10-year strategy for international students

Australian higher education sector has new 10-year strategy for international students

Another 10 million students under education growth plan Australia should shake-up its $40 billion international student sector to shift the focus to teaching online and offshore, the government says, arguing that an extra 10 million students could benefit from an Australian education over the next 20 years. In its new 10-year international education strategy, the federal government says Australia should look to the UK which in 2019 taught 407,000 students in offshore arrangements, compared to 117,000 - or 22 per cent - by Australian education providers. Experts, however, say the prospect of living and working in Australia is a strong drawcard for students. “We know that the vast majority of international students still want to study onshore in Australia for a significant proportion of their studies,” said Jake Foster, chief …
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