25 January 2016

Australian university students well placed for a global career.

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Senator, the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Tourism and International Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment congratulated Australia’s universities for their high rankings with international raking agency, Times Higher Education.

“I congratulate our universities on these rankings, particularly the Australian National University which was the highest ranked at 25th place,” Senator Colbeck said.

Times Higher Education rankings placed 24 Australian Universities in the top 200 most internationalised universities in the world and 16 in the top 100, making Australia the second most represented country in listing of the world’s most international universities in the rankings released in January 2016.

The rankings follows Australia’s success in the overall ranking of the world’s best universities, announced by Times Higher Education in October 2015, where six of Australia’s universities ranked in the world’s top 100, led by the University of Melbourne in 33rd place. Australia placed fifth in the most represented country in the top 100 list.

“The Government wants to ensure that our students are receiving an education with a strong international focus, which will adequately prepare them for global career paths,” Senator Colbeck said. “It’s pleasing to see that our universities are some of the most internationally-focused in the world.


“Today’s announcement will ensure we continue to attract the world’s top students and researchers to our universities. It also confirms our domestic students are receiving an internationally-focused education that will enable them to remain competitive in an increasing globalised jobs market.” 

Mike Cullen has recently returned to Akolade after a period as the conference producer for one of Australia's leading economic think tanks. Mike began working in the conference industry in 2007 after looking for a career change from the high pressured world of inbound customer service. Mike has worked for some of the most well-known conference and media companies in the B2B space and in his spare time is working on his first novel in a planned Epic Fantasy trilogy. Mike’s first published work will be the short story Seeds of Eden, in the Sproutlings Anthology scheduled for release in March 2016.

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