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Australia

  • Catherine Yuan Gao
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)

Abstract

As a country that has attracted countless migrants, Australia has advantages in internationalizing its higher education sector, and Australian universities’ tolerance of multiple cultures makes them prevalent destinations for international students. Australian universities’ splendid outcomes in recruiting international students have contributed significantly to their financial stability and sustainability, while the over-reliance on fee-paying international students has aroused concerns about the declining quality of the degrees. From the perspective of Australian universities’ leaders, the economic incentive for being internationalized is not the entire picture, and academic excellence, as well as cultural openness and tolerance, are at least equally important as the economic motivation. Universities have taken actions already to expand the breadth and depth of internationalization to maintain their competitiveness in the global market.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Yuan Gao
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  1. 1.Centre for International Research on EducationVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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