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Conor King 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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Conor King, Executive Director, Innovative Research Universities - Tertiary Education – examining ongoing initiatives and collaborations to drive future engagement

  1. 1. Australia’s  Innova/ve   Universi/es  in  Asia    AUSTRALIA  ASIA  EDUCATION   ENGAGEMENT  SYMPOSIUM  17   31  March  2014  
  2. 2. IRU  Characteris/cs   •  Loca/on:  peri-­‐urban  and  provincial  ci/es   •  Encouraging  university  par/cipa/on   •  High  quality,  problem  focussed  research   •  A  strong  focus  on  Asia   •  Na/onal  coverage   •  Limited  compe//on  in  student  markets   •  Age:  Menzies  era  establishments  
  3. 3. IRU  in  numbers   185,000  students  in  2012,  15%  of  the  sector   •  19%  of  na/onal  low-­‐SES   •  25%  of  na/onal  Aboriginal  and  Torres  Strait  Islander  students   •  21%  of  na/onal  regional  and  remote  students   •  13%  of  interna/onal  students   •  13%  of  post  graduate  students   $371  million  in  research  income,  11%  of  the  sector   •  16%  of  na/onal  ERA  3+  ra/ngs  
  4. 4. IRU  in  Asia:  targets   •  Australia’s  Innova/ve  Universi/es  in  Asia  set  three  priori/es   •  increasing  outward  student  mobility  to  Asia   •  crea/ng  an  IRU  Asian  Languages  Network   •  Strengthening  research  links  
  5. 5. IRU  in  Asia:  Ac/ons  1   •  Annual  delega/ons  to  Malaysia  since  2012   •   joint  Program  of  four  million  ringgit  [$1.4m]  over  2014  to  2016     •  two  streams:  research,  teaching  and  learning   •  IRU  Scholars  in  Asia,  to  support  Australian  student  mobility   – Leadership  program  (Newcastle  lead)  –  Cambodia  –  August  2014   – Internship  program  (La  Trobe  lead)  –  Shanghai,  China  –  January   2015  (Globalinks)   – Internships  program  (Flinders  lead)  –  Mumbai,  India  –  January   2015  (Academic  Internship  Council)   – Faculty  led  study  tour  (Griffith)  –  Thailand,  Malaysia,  Vietnam  –   Nov/Dec  2014  (CIS  Australia)  
  6. 6. IRU  in  Asia:  ac/ons  2   •  Forum  on  student  mobility  at  APAIE,  17  March  2014   •  the  IRU  Asian  Languages  Network,  common  delivery  of  Indonesian,   Japanese,  Mandarin,  and  Hindi   •  Australian  Embassy  in  Thailand  funded  early  career  researcher   mobility  program  
  7. 7. hhp://www.iru.edu.au/   hhp://www.iru.edu.au/about-­‐us/our-­‐publica/ons.aspx    

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