Scholarships at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
EU-Australia mobility project recipients’ research work recommended for patent
Hong Kong delegation visits DEEWR to discuss VET and workforce policy
19 October 2011DEEWR hosted a delegation of industry experts from the Hong Kong Building and Civil Engineering Training Board (BCTB) for a meeting on Friday 7 October 2011.
AEI monthly student data - June29 June 2011AEI international student data for May 2011 has been released today. More information
Mexico and Australia: Strengthening bilateral relations 27 June 2011On 21–24 June 2011 the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) hosted a visit by Ambassador Mario Chacón and Mr Alejandro Miranda from the Mexican Secretaría de Educación Pública (Ministry of Public Education).More information
Korean delegation visits AEI national office 22 June 2011On Wednesday 22 June 2011 DEEWR hosted a visit by a delegation of Vice Presidents International (Deputy Vice Chancellors/Pro Vice Chancellor equivalents) from Korea’s leading universities.More information
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011 24 June 2011The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011 was passed on 22 June 2011. The bill establishes the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as the new national regulatory and quality assurance agency for higher education. More information
Fortnightly report of Chinese media coverage, 15-30 May 2011 15 June 2011A total of 71 news articles were collected from 15 May to 31 May 2011, of which 39 articles were related to Australia education.More information
Australia and China sign historic Joint Work Plan on Education and Training 14 June 2011The Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) have agreed to an historic Joint Work Plan during the fourth meeting of the Australia–China Joint Working Group on Education and Training Cooperation that was held on Monday 23 May 2011.More information
Fortnightly report of Chinese media coverage, 1–15 May 2011 6 June 2011A total of 120 news articles were collected from 1 to 15 May 2011, of which 61 articles were related to Australia education. The remaining articles were about our competitors and other relevant education news in China.More information
AEI Japan Education Media Report – May 2011 1 June 2011Education articles relating to Japan.More information
The Fulbright Commission: New scientific links between Australia and USA 27 May 2011 The Australian Government in partnership with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission has announced funding for a new scholarship for an outstanding American professor to work with world-leading scientists from Australia. More information
Study tour in India: Opportunity for law students and faculty13 May 2011Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), one of India’s premier law universities, is seeking expressions of interest from Australian undergraduate law students and faculty for a study tour to India. The tour will be up to 21 days and is available in September 2011 – March 2012. The exact timing of the trip will be resolved in consultation with GNLU and successful participants (up to 15 people).More information
New Ombudsman for overseas students in private education and training9 May 2011Overseas students in Australia who have problems with private education and training can now take their complaints to the Overseas Students Ombudsman (OSO) if they cannot resolve problems with their education providers directly.More information
Legislative changes following Baird Review
Japan education system – assessment for students
Applications for the 2012 Endeavour Awards are now open 1 April 2011
Please read the Endeavour Applicant Guidelines for further information on the Endeavour Awards.The 2012 Endeavour Awards offer the following awards:Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Prime Minister’s Australian Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award, Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate and Undergraduate Award, Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award, Endeavour Executive Award and Endeavour Research Fellowships (including Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships and Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians).
Good Practice Guidelines: Safety for students and staff
Earthquake and tsunami in Japan
British Council: Going Global 2011 15 March 2011Going Global 2011 took place in Hong Kong on 10–12 March 2011. The international education conference was hosted by the British Council.The conference discussed student mobility as the largest and most visible component of global education.Mr Colin Walters, CEO, Australian Education International, participated in the panel discussion on International students – returning the investment. For the discussion Mr Walters tabled a paper on Australia’s reform program for international education (1 mb; 102 kb).
Student visa program review – submissions invited8 March 2011The Government has commissioned a strategic review of the student visa program, headed by the Hon Michael Knight AO, which is to report to the Government in mid-2011.On 7 March 2011 Mr Knight released a discussion paper, which provides a brief overview of some of the key issues that have emerged from his first round of consultations. Mr Knight encourages all interested parties to consider making a written submission to the review so their views can be taken into account. Submissions close on Friday 15 April 2011.For more information, please visit the Department of Immigrations and Citizenship (DIAC) website.
Queensland and Victoria floods 14 February 2011Significant flooding occurred in many areas of Queensland and Victoria during late December 2010 and early January 2011.Recovery work is underway, with support available for those affected.For the latest flood information including support and assistance, please visit the Queensland Government website and victoriaonline.
Tropical cyclone Yasi 9 February 2011Tropical cyclone Yasi was declared on 30 January 2011 and made landfall at 1am AEDT on Thursday 3 February 2011. No current cyclones are listed on the Bureau of Meteorology website for Australia.More information
Submissions invited for Student visa review3 February 2011The Hon Michael Knight AO today issued a call for submissions to the review of the Student visa program.More information
Addressing international education concerns following the Queensland floods20 January 2011The Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Stephen Robertson MP, has released a statement highlighting Queensland international education and training providers are open for business and ready to welcome students in 2011. Minister's statementStudy Brisbane advises Brisbane’s international education student sector remains open.More information