May 2, 2016

National Strategy for International Education sets the directions

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates the Government on the release of the National Strategy for International Education, with the companion documents supporting long-term engagement with international graduates and setting a roadmap to expand further Australia’s role in meeting demand for education across the world.

The Strategy is a key achievement for implementing a shared national vision for a global approach to education and research.  It will underpin Australia’s profile as a world leader in international education and research through the Strategy’s three pillars and associated goals and relevant actions.

The IRU strongly supports the application of the Strategy across all Government agencies to ensure coherence of purpose.  It is particularly important in welcoming international students to Australia, with settings that ensure that students who follow the rules will have the opportunity to apply to stay longer term.  Read the full statement attached.