As Australians struggle to find affordable housing, there have been hostile responses to reports of a sudden influx of international students from China. It’s time for a reality check.
An expert on international education explains the forces behind the drop in students from China and the jump in students from India studying in the US.
Politicians in Chinese-speaking electorates have started to view recruiting Chinese international students as indispensable. But there are risks involved for the students.
A new report has found students and academics critical of China’s Communist Party are being harassed and intimidated by supporters of Beijing. Universities must do more to protect academic freedom.
Increasingly strained relations between the two countries are adding to the challenges of teaching students enrolled in Chinese studies at Australian universities.
Once seen as mainly as a source of international students, China has for a decade been strategically repositioning itself as a provider of international education.
Chinese international students stuck offshore due to border closures face shame, family tension and pressure to give up their dreams of studying in Australia. Some are even being urged to get married.
The first batch of returning international students are due to fly in this weekend, but Australia has a lot of work to do to maintain its pre-COVID share of the global education market.
The halving of international student numbers living in Australia to 300,000 is a huge hit to universities’ revenue. But our cities and businesses will also feel the loss of so many residents.
Australian universities must take tougher actions to punish pro-China students who intimidate others. But the media must also be careful not to deem all China supporters as threats to democracy.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.
A loss of Chinese students from the US – and the US$15 billion they spend on tuition – could have serious repercussions for American colleges and universities.
Researchers conducted a survey of 1,012 students in China between June 5 and 15. This included students who planned to study overseas, and those who had already been studying abroad before, COVID-19.
A group of international students were interviewed about their experience in Australia during COVID-19. Here’s what they had to say.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Phil Honeywood on the corona virus and education in Australia.
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Michelle Grattan talks with Phillip Honeywood about the implications of the corona virus on one of Australia's top export industries - tertiary education.
Chinese travellers help create about 0.6% of Australia’s GDP. How long we keep them out will make a difference to economic growth.
How the protest movement in Hong Kong moved onto university campuses – by two researchers who have witnessed the unfolding events.
In 2018, domestic numbers for undergraduate courses fell for the first time since 2013 – they will remain stagnant for some years. This and other factors put unis at face financial risk.
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.
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?