Chinese students come to Australia to study for the same reasons as other international students.
The majority of students from China come to Australia to learn English and be exposed to a different culture. This helps them get a competitive edge over graduates in their home country.
Out of the visa holders surveyed, 76% said access to the visa was an important factor in their decision to study in Australia.
A recent study on the impacts of the 485 visa (which lets international students work temporarily in Australia after graduating) found it attracts many students here. But the outcomes are mixed.
Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
Australia is losing talent it helped educate when international students graduate and return home.
Australia's university sector is one of the most attractive for international students. So why not try to keep them when they graduate rather than lose the talent we've helped train and educate?
Police separate pro-China and pro-Hong Kong students at an August 16 protest outside the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
The protests in Hong Kong have led to clashes between Chinese students here in Australia. What is it that makes those from mainland China so patriotic towards their country and leadership?
Professor of Public Ethics, Clive Hamilton, has warned that unless Australian universities act decisively, they will live “under the ever-darkening shadow of Beijing”.
Professor of Public Ethics, Clive Hamilton, has accused "many" vice-chancellors of of losing sight of academic freedom, under the pressure of revenue and influence from China.
A new report says Australia’s universities are too reliant on income from Chinese students.
Australian universities need to reduce their reliance on revenue from students from countries such as China or India.
Melbourne has been voted the third best destination for international students.
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The performance of Melbourne and Sydney on this international platform speaks volumes for the position of the country as a study destination.
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Coming to live in Australia on your own and studying in an unfamiliar education system is extremely hard. There are ways to make it a bit easier.
Friendliness to newcomers is not translating into friendship in schools, finds one study. Here, a youth receives her Certificate of Citizenship from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Citizenship Judge Marie Senecal-Tremblay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019.
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How to support students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate the inherent value of engaging one another in close friendships remains a question for educators.
Many international students don’t feel safe outside campus.
There is enough policy and general advice in place about the safety of international students. We need operational programs with the police and other stakeholders, leading to evidence-based practice.
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Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West.
For bachelor degrees, the pass rates between international and domestic students are similar. But a more complex picture emerges in the postgraduate space.
International and domestic students have similar pass rates at the undergraduate level, but this shouldn't be our only concern.
International forces advancing toward Boxer soldiers outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion.
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When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Hospitality union Hospo Voice stages a protest about wage theft in Melbourne’s iconic Degraves Street in October 2018. Five venues in the well-known cafe precinct were accused of underpaying workers.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
A number on a standardised test is not enough to make sure international students succeed – they need ongoing support even if they have a basic grasp of English.
While international students do need baseline proficiency in English, they need support the whole way through their degrees to actually be successful.
Restrictive immigration policies make it difficult for overseas students to stay on and get jobs after their degrees.
Research shows people are more likely to reject international students when they are perceived as a threat to themselves or their children.
From the perspective of international students’ parents, working with the education agent is reassuring because the agent can understand both context and language and thus help navigate a huge emotional and financial decision.
Education agents play a significant role in the fact that China is the number one source country of international students who study in Canada.
Partners who accompany international students tend to be well-educated, yet many experience difficulties pursuing their own career goals once in Canada.
Many international students bring an accompanying partner who struggles to make a life in Canada while their partner forges ahead.