Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, University of Western Sydney -  Tertiary education engagement with the Asian region to build regional capacity and skills
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Prof. Barney Glover delivered the presentation at the 2014 Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium. ...

Prof. Barney Glover delivered the presentation at the 2014 Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium.

The Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium explores key drivers for engagement and set in context the urgent need for Australia to focus attention on building deeper and broader education coalitions and partnerships with Asia.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/ausasiaeducation14

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  • 1. Professor Barney Glover Vice-Chancellor
  • 2. Australian International Education •  In 2012, there were 230,923 international student enrolments in the higher education sector1 •  It is estimated that Australia will be hosting an additional 117,000 international students by 2020 – an increase by 30% in comparison to current international student numbers1 •  About 80% of international students in Australia, are from Asia1 _______________________________________________________________________________ 1: International Education Council (2013). Australia – Educating Globally. Advice from the International Education Advisory Council (IEAC). Available online on : www.aei.gov.au
  • 3. VET Data According to the Australian Education International2, in 2012: • There were 145,540 international student enrolments in the VET sector • Of these international students enrolled into VET in 2012, 55% were through a pathway, with 36% of students having undertaken an ELICOS study (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) • There were 37 public institutions delivering Australian VET qualifications offshore to 57,122 students ____________________________________________________________________________________ 2: Australian Education International (2014). Transnational education in the public VET sector. Available online: https://aei.gov.au/research/transnationaleducationdata/pages/transnational-education-data.aspx
  • 4. New Models of Engagement •  IRU Delegation to Malaysia 2013 and engagement with business leaders: How do we most effectively connect, support and mentor students and industry in Asia under the NCP? •  Dual sector universities and capacity building: Can we develop new streamlined pathway programs by exploiting our strong dual sector institutions in Australia? •  CDU and Oil and Gas training in Vietnam •  CDU and Skilled Migration – upgrading competencies and qualifications for overseas workers: The Indonesian Experience •  UWS and WSIT cooperation in China: Ningbo TAFE and new pathways models
  • 5. The New Colombo Plan •  Exciting policy initiative – growing recognition and profile in Asia •  The challenges of scope and scale – duty of care and mentorship of students in industry •  Strong relationships with Asian universities – the importance of staff exchanges, research cooperation and joint activity •  UWS and the BFSU – translator and interpreter training
  • 6. Case Study: Complementary Medicine and UWS•  Australian regulatory environment and TCM •  Importance of evidence-based scientific endorsement of TCM efficacy •  Opportunities for new industry development in Australia •  Linkages to Chinese universities – student clinical placements and international recognition, links to pharmaceutical industry •  Joint research programs, co-supervision of PhD students and frequent staff exchanges •  Challenges – recognition and long term investment
  • 7. Case Study: Leadership and CDU - Regional Cooperation with Timor Leste and Indonesia •  Regional cooperation to drive long term security and economic prosperity •  Support from the Tripartite Government •  Joint regional meetings and forums
  • 8. Case Study: The Canadian Experience2 •  A cohesive international education strategy •  Building the Canadian brand •  Targeted recruitment of Asian students and researchers •  Two-way short term mobility •  Developing key institutional partnerships •  Internationalising curricula in Canada •  Leadership from the private sector •  Investment in international research collaboration at scale •  Knowledge exports •  Leveraging international alumni networks ________________________________________________ 2: Toope, S.J. (2012). Strengthening education and research connectivity between Canada and Asia: Innovative models for engagement. Canada: Canadian Council of Chief Executives
  • 9. Summary •  Great opportunities for strengthened engagement with Asian universities, governments, agencies and industry partners •  Significant interest in the NCP •  New models of engagement focussing across the tertiary education spectrum are emerging and the involvement of dual sector institutions is critical •  Specific industry sectors should also be a focus rather than a broad approach clustering in areas such as food and water security, public policy, environmental sciences, health, mining and mineral processing (for example) •  Collaboration between and across groups of universities can ameliorate risks