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CFP:IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education (Perth, Dec 2010)

Posted by Elaine Huber on August 27th, 2010

This conference aims at the scientific, pragmatic and policy awareness among scholars who face the direct need to make their curricula more culturally fair. European exchange programs like the Erasmus Mundus, the U.S. Council on International Educational Student Exchange, and the Euro-American “Atlantis” program, they all envisage an urgent agenda on how to balance local [...]

Opening a window on Burma through LinkedIn

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 22nd, 2010

Are you a member of LinkedIn? I have to admit I’ve been registered on LinkedIn for quite a while but am not that active. Today however I received an interesting notification from Daniel Opacki, a member of a group I belong to called Teachers Without Borders (TWB). Their mission statement says they ‘advance human welfare through professional development [...]

Cross-cultural PhD supervision

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 4th, 2010

Check out these wonderful videos created for the  Cross Cultural Supervision project.  There are 10 videos on Youtube and a set of resources coming soon to the ALTC exchange.  Here’s a taster:

Internationalisation or westernisation?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 14th, 2010

Here’s a thought-provoking question from University World News:
Is internationalisation just a euphemism for the ‘westernisation’ of higher education?
Read the full article.  Tell us what you think!
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A foreign despair

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 10th, 2010

From Tammi Jonas, National President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), on ABC’s The Drum Unleashed:
Australia’s lucrative international education market is looking a little threadbare, like an expensive ball gown that hasn’t been cared for properly, faded and worn, with loose strings in need of mending.
And who can possibly be surprised given we [...]

Trends in global higher education

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 4th, 2009

What do you think are the key trends in higher education globally?  Is an “education revolution” taking place across the world?
Take a look at UNESCO’s recently release: Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution.  The report identifies issues including the massification of tertiary systems around the world, the ‘public good’ versus ‘private good’ [...]

Radio National: Australia’s education exports

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 6th, 2009

Yesterday morning on Radio National: a fascinating history of international education in Australia.
Overseas students have been coming to Australia since the 1950’s, for the first 30 years they came as our guests, today they are full paying students paying us billions of dollars every year. So how and why did this change occur? And what [...]

International Students Invited to Round Table

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 3rd, 2009

Minister for Education Julia Gillard calls for expressions of interest from international students to be part of an International Student Round Table that will take place in Canberra on the 14th-15th of September this year.
Up to 30 students will be able to participate in the Round Table and the Australian Government will meet the cost [...]

New podcast: Chinese students’ transition into uni

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 28th, 2009

Check out the latest addition to the LTC podcast series Engaging Students:
Chinese Students’ Transition into University – Liyun Huang
Liyun Huang, a visiting scholar from China, talks about issues and challenges Chinese international students may face when they make their transition into university life in Australian universities.
The talk starts with a comparison of eastern and western [...]

Tonight on Insight, SBS, 7.30pm: Students at risk

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 21st, 2009

What’s behind the attacks on Indian students? Are the attacks on overseas students racially based?
Watch the preview.
Recent attacks on Indian students in particular has focused attention on the broader experiences of international students who have enrolled in Australian universities, TAFE’s and private colleges.  Stories of exploitation, poor accommodation and sub-standard colleges reveal a disturbing [...]