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Knowledge Network Australia Australia By Fiona Buffinton Sustainability Through Diversification Over the last decade Australia, with a population of 20 million, has moved rapidly to meet the demand for international education services and is now one of the world’s leading international education provider countries. Each year around 400,000 students from some 200 countries receive an Australian education. The Australian government has embraced diversification as a strategy to help shape a sustainable international education engagement. Important Websites Australian Government Education Portal www.education.gov.au Australian Education International http://aei.dest.gov.au In October 2003, the Australian Minister for Education, Science and Training, Dr. Brendan Nelson, released a major statement on the internationalization of Australian education and training. The statement, “Engaging the World through Education,” described the Australian government’s policy framework for expanding the international education experience for students, for developing education cooperation with other countries and for supporting sustainable growth in trade in education services. Diversification, along with quality and immigration integrity, underpins the strategy of achieving sustainable growth. As CEO of Australian Education International, Australia’s national international education agency, I would like to add Australia’s national perspective to the diversification discourse. Australian government website for international students www.studyinaustralia.gov.au Key Assumptions First I would like to set out some of the assumptions in the Australian perspective and features of the Australian education system that form the background to our approach to diversification. In common with virtually all participants, Australia is strongly convinced that international http://www.education.gov.au http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au http://aei.dest.gov.au

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2005

IIE Networker - Fall 2005
Contents
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Study Abroad for Students of Color
Programmatic Diversity Versus Unplanned Information Flows
Nurturing Leadership and Social Change: The Mission of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Africa
Australia
Science and Engineering
Students with Disability
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Fall 2005

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