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Australia’s international education services hit record high

AusBN – Australian Bureau of Statistics data has recorded a record export income of A$17.6 billion in 2014 from Australia’s international education services.

The report shows a 14% increase in the export income from calendar year 2013.

In 2009 the figures peaked to $16.7 billion but slowly decline throughout following years.

Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne blamed this decline on the mishandling of visas under the previous Labor government.

He said: "I'm delighted with these new figures because they show our booming international education sector is recovering and going from strength to strength under the Coalition."

Australian offshore providers of international services produced $600 million of the $17.6 billion figure.

Nearly 600,000 international fee-paying students contributed the other 17 billion.

Pyne added: "We will ensure the international education sector continues to be a major contributor to the strength and status of the Australian economy." 

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South Australia invests $7.3m in attracting overseas students

AusBN – Over the next four years the South Australian government has announced that it will invest US$5.7 million (A$7.3 million) into attracting students from overseas.

The ‘Destination Adelaide’ campaign will target students in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

The funds will be used to develop scholarship and incentive programmes for international students.

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said: “This investment is about accelerating the growth of our international education sector to drive the economy and job creation.

“This investment is about accelerating the growth of our international education sector to drive the economy and job creation.

“It links directly with one of our key economic priorities to grow South Australia’s reputation as the ‘knowledge state’ and attract a diverse body of students.”

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Australian universities top 100 Under 50 list

AusBN – The latest 100 Under 50 ranking list has reported that Australia has more high-ranking universities under 50 years old than any other country.

The Times Higher Education list said that 16 Australian institutions are in the world’s top 100 young universities.

These include the University of Technology in Sydney and the University of Newcastle.

Phil Baty Times Higher Education rankings editor said: "Australia is now the world's No. 1 nation when it comes to the new generation of world-class universities.

"While its Group of Eight old guard continue to shine, Australia also has a thriving community of young, dynamic universities that are making a global impact too."

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