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International students

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Foreign students
Overseas students
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Get out of the diplomatic freezer: bring back the Chinese students

This paper argues that Australia and China should work together to enable Chinese students to return to Australia. This issue is not intrinsically contentious and it invests in the future of the relationship – in youth.
Report

The China question: managing risks and maximising benefits from partnership in higher education and research

This study suggests that on its current trajectory, China is set to overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest spender on research and development, and the UK’s most significant research partner - raising pressing questions for policymakers at a time of rising geopolitical...
Report

The crisis in the overseas student industry: how should government respond?

This report argues that universities should be required to deliver educational and research activity relevant to Australian domestic students and to Australian industry needs.
Report

Coronavirus and international students

This report explores the current decline in international students in Australia following COVID-19 restrictions, and models potential further falls that could occur if Australia's borders remain closed.
Report

As if we weren't humans

This report presents findings from a July online survey of 6,105 international students and visa holders, on their experiences in Australia during COVID-19.
Blog post

The impact of COVID-19 on Australian higher education and overseas students—what do the numbers say?

This post provides an overview of some key data to understand the status of the higher education sector prior to COVID-19, and the emerging impact of the pandemic.
Report

The experience of international students before and during COVID-19: housing, work, study and wellbeing

This report, drawing on two surveys, one conducted before and one during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines the circumstances of international students in the private rental sector in Sydney and Melbourne.
Report

Australian investment in education: higher education

This report analyses the funding trends of Australia's university sector over the past decade. The report includes modelling of the projected impact on international student revenue of Australia's border being closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

UK universities and China

Edited by Michael Natzler, this collection of essays provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges faced by higher education institutions engaging with China. The collection covers a wide range of issues, from the importance of UK-China scientific research and the recruitment and integration of...
Briefing paper

International students vital to coronavirus recovery

This Mitchell Institute issues paper highlights the far-reaching implications across many Australian communities and industries of a collapse in international student numbers.