Minglebox Education News - studyaustralia http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sat, 26 May 2018 02:06:10 GMT Sat, 26 May 2018 02:06:10 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[Australia: Top 10 Universities]]> Indian students form the second largest source of Australia's international students. Guranteed educational quality, became a strong indicator of the attractiveness of Australia as a study and research destination for Indian students. Below is the list of top 10 universities in Australia: University of Melbourne: The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international peers placing us in the top 30 worldwide, and employers placing our graduates in the top 10. Melbourne is a multicultural university. It encourages and..

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:45:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83387bb5e701387f4cfae77f50
<![CDATA[Eight Australian varsities to tie up with 6 elite Delhi schools to attract Indian students]]> The Group of Eight Universities (Go8) has tied up with six elite Indian schools to further develop its Indian international student base. The contract between the eight Australian universities and the Delhi based Indian schools has signed on Aug 24, 2015. The Australian universities will be offering training to the Delhi teachers and the elite students would have the opportunity to live, study and research in some of the most livable cities in the world. The agreement means that the Australian universities will give these elite Indian school students career advice, and development..

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:13:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe874f699aad014f69b67779002c
<![CDATA[Indian students heading for Australian institutes on the rise]]> This year, there is a marked increase in the number of students from India joining Australian institutes of higher education, compared to last year. Indian students form the second largest foreign student section in Australia. Although the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to be the top choices, Australia has witnessed a year-on-year rise in student enrollments from India. During the first quarter (from January to April), there was a significant rise in the number of Indian students - from 36,964 in 2014 to 48,311 in 2015. In the higher education arena, there..

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:18:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffea64e614eca014e6e0895855064
<![CDATA[More than 50,000 Indian students join Australian institutes in 2014]]> In 2014, more than 50,000 Indian students joined Australian institutes of higher education, with Victoria state itself witnessing a 20% rise in student enrollment in comparison with the previous year. The figures are as of September, 2014. Foreign student numbers in Australia saw a fall in 2009 after several unauthorized colleges were shut down. However, since then there has been a steady growth of foreign students coming to Australian universities. Out of the 50,000-plus Indian students joining institutes across Australia, around 25,000 are pursuing courses in institutes in Victoria,..

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:19:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854ad9305e014ae6e19e2675b9
<![CDATA[Australia grants scholarships to 60 Indian scholars]]> The government of Australia recently granted scholarships to 60 Indian scholars under the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program , to help the candidates pursue their studies and research in the country. The total number of Indians to receive the 2015 scholarships, which are competitive awards, has increased from 40 in 2014 to 60. The selected students can utilize Australia’s superior research infrastructure, take up professional development and associate with top academics in their field. The recipients of the scholarship can pursue their studies or take up research at..

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:48:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49914cae014999bf8334715b
<![CDATA[Australia is costliest education destination; India cheapest ]]> Studying abroad in top universities across the world has been on the rise for several years despite the fact that it is expensive to study abroad. Now it has been reported that Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States . Meanwhile India has been rated the cheapest to study in. According to a research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet university fees and living costs in Australia. This was nearly US $3,000 more than..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:28:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834862bcc50148632f3f1007cd
<![CDATA[Video Competition for an all-expenses-paid Study Trip to Australia for Higher Education]]> New Delhi, September 8th, 2014:  Pupils from international schools in India will have a chance to win a one-week study trip to a leading Australian university by taking part in the International Schools Video Competition run by Cambridge English Language Assessment , part of the world famous University of Cambridge and the Australian Trade Commission . The competition will be launched on 11th September 2014. It will run till November 2014 and the winners will be announced on 20th January 2015.The winning teams will visit Australia between April-July 2015. School principals..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:07:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4853d61b014859e192a15e02
<![CDATA[Australian PM launches plan to boost student exchange with India]]> The Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently launched the New Colombo Plan, which has been designed to boost student exchange as well as partnerships between academic institutes of the two nations. Till now fourteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed between officials of Indian and Australian institutes for the purpose. The plan was announced at the Mumbai University , during Mr Abbott’s two-day visit to India. The New Colombo Plan of the Australian government will focus on enhancing knowledge about the Indo-Pacific among Australian students by..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:11:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844841ce48014845834a0349d9
<![CDATA[South Australia eager to forge ties with India for higher education]]> South Australia is aspiring to forge ties with India for education and vocational training, according to the premier of South Australia Mr Jay Weatherill, who visited the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently. South Australia is a small state and its population is around 1.65 million. However, there are quality public universities there, such as, the University of Adelaide . Moreover, the environment of South Australia is conducive to foreign students, added Mr Weatherill. Ms Irani on her part lauded South Australia for their interest in a lasting..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d0148119d8613345f
<![CDATA[Australia offers non-science students chance to pursue IT courses]]> Candidates from non-science backgrounds who aspire to pursue courses in Information Technology (IT) can realize their ambitions in institutes in Australia , which will be the gateway to thriving careers in emerging fields such as Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Gaming, Social Media, Animation, etc. Although IT courses are offered in several institutes of India, candidates need an intermediate/plus two degree in Science to qualify for undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) admissions in such institutes. According to the Australian education system, students from the Arts or Commerce..

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:43:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84466608ae014666437887144e
<![CDATA[Indian students second largest foreign student group in Australia]]> Indian students constitute the second largest group of international students in Australia , as per recent statistics. According to data provided by Universities Australia , which is an organization involved with the advancement of higher education in the country, there are over 30,000 foreign students pursuing different courses throughout Australia. Out of these, the five top countries in terms of their student count are China, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam . There has been a steady increase in students from countries such as Colombia, Philippines and Pakistan ..

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:43:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445a8555c0145ac39b6f60ea9
<![CDATA[England's loss seems to be Australia's gain]]> It is now know that UK has suffered a setback in terms of getting students from subcontinent last year with stringent rules and it seems that Australia is now trying to capitalize on that. According to reports, England has suffered the first decline in overseas entrants to its higher education system in 29 year. Earlier it was reported that the universities in England have witnessed a dip in the number of international students for the first time in 29 years as candidates from India and Pakistan have been inconvenienced due to stringent visa regulations, as per a recent study..

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:59:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac455082be014554f25c6c05b9
<![CDATA[Student visa application up says Australian immigration authorities]]> While there has been a concern over student safety and work related policies, the number of application for student visas has gone up in last one year says Australian authorities. According to reports, more than 74,000 international students applied for Australian student visas in the three months to September 2013. The reports mentioned that the student visa applications from India were up by 7% in 2013 on 2012. It was also mentioned that the applications from Nepal are up by 29% and from Vietnam by 42%. The number of 74,000 applying for visa in three months to September 2013 is the..

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:34:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffead44e0390f0144e38fa81a5849
<![CDATA[Australian universities offering courses on Hindi]]> Several Australian universities are offering courses on Hindi , which is the national language of India. Infact, the number of students aspiring to study the subject outside India is increasing. Educationists from Australia have taken Hindi lessons from Indian institutes to be able to educate aspirers in their country. The Australian National University (ANU) conducts courses on Hindi via virtual classrooms where students are able to practice pronunciation, chanting, etc. As against 15 students studying Hindi at the university last year, this year there are 30. The count is expected..

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:33:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83446909fd01446e2fa9252322
<![CDATA[256% growth in number of Indian students going abroad for education]]> It is a known fact that most Indian students would prefer to go abroad for higher education given a chance but the numbers has been astounding. According to reports, between 2000 and 2009, the number of Indian students in foreign countries grew by 256%, or three and-a-half times. According to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore recently, the profile of the internationally mobile Indian students is changing. It was reported that in India, majority of students studying outside India choose the USA as a country of their choice followed by the UK . Canada..

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:49:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffead444f3475014462710cff7687
<![CDATA[Why you should study in Australia]]> With Indian students increasingly going abroad to pursue higher education, the horizons of global education have been expanded. While U.S and UK have always been the traditional popular study abroad destinations, in the last decade or so, several countries have also become more popular for higher education. One of the most popular countries vying for Indian students is Australia. Despite the setbacks with few unpopular incidents couple of years ago which tarred that reputation a little bit, Australia is still welcoming the Indian students. The country has the third highest number of..

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:53:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4444be5201444f24989543be
<![CDATA[Indian students applying for visa to Australia doubles this year ]]> Dispelling any concerns over going to Australia to study, there has been a great increase in the number of Indian students applying for visas to study in Australia .  It has been reported that according to the latest student visa programme quarterly report, the number of Indian applying for visa has been doubled. It has been reported that the latest immigration figures show 4,148 Indians made offshore applications for student visas between July and September last year - more than double the figure for the same period in 2012. More than 90% of Indians who applied for student visas..

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:55:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8343a0004f0143b394d0e761bc
<![CDATA[42 Indian students bag Australian Endeavour scholarships]]> Forty-two students as well as researchers from India have been awarded the esteemed “Endeavour” scholarships or fellowships to pursue their higher studies in Australia, as per officials of the Australian High Commission to India. As per officials from the commission, the selected candidates have gained the prospect to foster research and personal interaction with Australia which can continue to grow further in future years. The interaction is expected to enhance the existing bilateral ties between the two countries. The winners of the scholarship have emerged successful in a..

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:24:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac430af1fb01430f51e45a5ea2
<![CDATA[Deakin University offers research scholarships to Indian students]]> Australia based Deakin University is offering onshore Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarships to Indian students who enroll for research programs at the varsity. The university is extending the opportunity to postgraduate (PG) students from the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, life sciences as well as health to enhance their research capability. Under the new scheme, each of five Indian students who join Deakin University will be awarded scholarships worth A$140 000, for each academic year. These onshore PhD scholarships will be offered to Indian students joining various..

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834301091601430a4ca1154d4b
<![CDATA[Top Indian and Australian institutes to offer joint PhD scholarship program]]> Premier Indian educational institutes- Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore (IISc-Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) and IIT-Madras have joined hands with Australia’s University of Melbourne (UoM) to launch a joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarship program which is expected to start from 2014. Over a period of the next three years, the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) will grant scholarship of Aus$3 million to 16 PhD scholars as well as related support in the field of research exchange. As per UoM officials, the proposed..

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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:25:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844247f7d801424b339ab425b9
<![CDATA[Indians are second largest overseas students in Australian universities]]> In keeping with the global trend, India has emerged as the second largest supplier of higher education students for Australian universities. With the global exposure and the desire to study in top class universities abroad has pushed the number of Indian students visiting foreign universities northwards. According to latest data, the number of Indian students to undertake higher education in Australia has witnessed growth this year with total enrolments reaching over 15,800 during the period of January-October as compared to 12,062 last year.   It was reported that the data..

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:49:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa42b9aa420142d6556c472f3b
<![CDATA[Australia to send young students to India as part of Asia-Pac education initiative]]> This is a reverse trend of sorts in which Australia is planning to send its young students to the Asia-Pacific region including India to study and help build strong ties to the region.  The move is in a bid to boost educational links with India and Australia is looking to include the country in its new initiative 'New Colombo plan' which is actually the reverse of the famous project from 1950s to 1980s. Australia had attracted over 40,000 young people from the region to study in Australian institutions with the original Colombo Plan which ran between 1950s and 1980s. Australian..

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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:07:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffead426b62a7014275687d3701a0
<![CDATA[Australia's new visa rules to woo Indian students]]> The soon-to-be-implemented simpler visa rules in Australia are expected to be a big draw for Indian students among other foreign students aspiring for higher education in the country and boost the higher education system. As per officials from immigration and education ministries, measures will be adopted to make student visa rules simpler via a more efficient Assessment-Level Framework (ALF) as well as upgraded arrangements of visa processing meant for “non-university degree providers” who are considered of “low risk”. These changes will enhance the value of..

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 07:06:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84420e68ea014217a242124dc1
<![CDATA[La Trobe University offers US$ 240,000 scholarships for Indian scholars]]> The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law under La Trobe University in Australia is offering US$ 240,000 scholarships for Indian scholars. The scholarships will be provided across a variety of masters’ degree courses at the varsity. La Trobe University, established in 1964, is a multi-campus university based in Victoria, Australia. Since 2003, the university has ranked among the top 500 universities in the world as per various ratings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, etc. The..

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:11:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffead416e045901417349467d4472
<![CDATA[Australia preferred destination among Indian students]]> Australia is a much preferred destination among Indian students who are aspiring to pursue their higher education overseas. In the first half of the year 2013, there has been a sharp rise of 50% in the total number of Indian students enrolling in Australian universities, compared to the same period last year. As per officials from the Australian High Commission, 4,081 new students enrolled in Australian universities during the first half of 2013, which is a sharp increase of 50% when compared to 2,714 new applicants during the first half of 2012. Australian universities offer a wide..

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:08:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac414ac48201415429544e0f89
<![CDATA[EnglishEdge ties up with NSW AMES for their online courses]]> New Delhi, August 06, 2013- EnglishEdge  now collaborates with NSW AMES (Part of the NSW Department of Education and Communities) for the online English courses for Indian students. Through this association, EnglishEdge can now impart language courses specific to an individual’s profession. The courses offered by NSW AMES are categorically designed which makes it more convenient for EnglishEdge to target the right kind of audience. Most importantly this association shall enable EnglishEdge to now prepare the students aspiring to go to Australia / other countries..

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:35:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead403ddd96014053690c4959b9
<![CDATA[Australia most preferred by Indians for studying abroad - Survey reveals]]> As per a sample survey, Indians still prefer Australia as a first option for studying abroad. US is still a second option despite the attacks on Indian students in 2009 and 2010 in Australia. On Wednesday, April 18, the survey conducted by the Australia India Institute and Lowy Institute for International Policy was released, which was conducted on 1233 Indians staying in Australia. About 75% of the respondents claimed that Australia is a good place for education. Even a few years ago, Australia was among the most preferred countries for the Indians for higher studies and vocational..

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:46:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3e188316013e1cc06bbc0e7f
<![CDATA[IIT-G and Australian varsity collaborate to measure welfare index in Assam]]> A research team from Australia’s Flinders University’s School of Environment is helping Assam to measure the welfare of its people. The well-being/welfare index for Assam will be assessed by Flinders University and IIT-Guwahati jointly. To prepare the Assam Human Development Report 2014, the index will be combined with the Human Development Index (HDI) of United Nations Development Program, for the first time. About 800 interviewers will reach out to more than 40,000 households of 27 districts of the state to carry out this massive exercise. Training has been given to 200..

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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:23:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3def50b7013dfd210f411121
<![CDATA[Melbourne University and ICCR ink pact for visiting faculty]]> ICCR and University of Melbourne signed an agreement to boost education engagement between Australia and India. On behalf of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Indian High Commissioner signed the memorandum of understanding, which will formalize one among five visiting chairs of ICCR to be set up in Australia.  The new visiting chair will be placed at the Australia India Institute, based in University of Melbourne. The visiting professors from India will teach their subjects of expertise, for one semester or more as per the agreement.   The airfares, salaries and..

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Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:57:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3db17714013dc463376b390a
<![CDATA[India becomes the second big contributor to Australian education market]]> India’s on and off affection with Australian tertiary education has once again taken a new turn. As per the Australian Education International figures last year, the number of Indian students joining Australian varsities has fallen by one-quarter. Moreover, as per the Immigration Department’s report, student visa applications have also fallen. In mid-2012, the visa lodgments from India dropped by 43% in comparison to second half of 2011. However, the applications received within India itself fell by 15%. In the recent past, most of the visas issued were issued to onshore..

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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:17:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3cf30550013cfce6f5f008ac
<![CDATA[Australian Varsities to be visited by CII team next week ]]> Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is expected to visit the Australian Universities next week for further exploring opportunities in vocational education and academic research fields. The CII led delegation is expected to connect with senior officials of Sydney and Melbourne state governments and conduct a study on the successful Australian institute-industry model. The delegation consisting of 15 members will visit Institutions of Excellence in Australia from February 18 – 23.  Universities such as Latrobe University, Swinburne University, University of Western..

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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:05:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833cf0be35013cf10ef7eb1ada
<![CDATA[NSW to set up a new body to focus on promoting international education]]> New South Wales, one of the most popular study abroad destinations in Australia, is hoping to establish a body that will advocate international education. The idea for this initiative was created after publishing of recommendations in an important report on economic growth. The project, titled “StudyNSW” is scheduled to be launched in 2013. It will be responsible for the coordination, promotion, marketing and policies required to attract international students to New South Wales. As a result, all state education initiatives and sectors will now come under a common brand. The..

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:30:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c4e321f013c5cdf9a935dae
<![CDATA[On the road to recovery : Australian English language sector ]]> After three years of decline, the English language industry in Australia is finally recovering. As per the latest statistics from Australian Education International (AIE), ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) admissions from January to October, 2012 had dropped by just 2 percent in the same period of months in 2011. Commencements increased by over 2 percent, an incredible growth in comparison to last year’s 7 percent decline in higher education and 12 percent in Vocational Education Training (VET). The English language sector is often considered the..

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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:08:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c2a407d013c3888437e7606
<![CDATA[USA and Australia annually dominate Indian students' attention]]> Indian students reportedly flock to two of the most popular destinations to study abroad: the US and Australia. Minister for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor recently revealed the figures to the Lok Sabha in the last session. Australia had around 36,326 students while the US topped the list with a whopping 1, 00,270 Indians in the country. Despite a slight slump in the numbers – a 3.5 percent decline from the 1, 03,895 students who applied in 2010-2011- the attraction of studying at a university in the US or Australia has not lost all of its glamour. While more and more..

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Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:32:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843bef4f43013c006650280292
<![CDATA[VIT signs MoU with 3 Australian varsities]]> VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) will now be offering joint degree programs in collaboration with 3 Australian universities and have signed a MoU (memorandums of understanding) with each of them. The universities that signed an agreement with VIT are Deakin University, Australian National University and Queensland University of Technology. The collaboration will offer joint programs at both the masters and bachelor level. The program will enable post-graduate students to undertake their first year at VIT and the second year at the Australian National University. The joint..

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Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:39:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843bbe22af013bccb5fccc60eb
<![CDATA[Slump in Indian applications causes a downturn in the Australian education export industry ]]> The academic year of 2007-2008 saw a surge of Indian students applying to join Australian universities. In the last couple of years the number has drastically declined.Only half of the visa applications in the academic year 2011-12 came from Indian students who were willing to pursue their higher studies from Australian universities, as confirmed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). It also confirmed that the lack of applications from Indian students has contributed to the Australian education industry slump from 2007-08 onwards. Although the number of offshore higher..

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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:57:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853bbccb34013bbce51fe823df
<![CDATA[Charles Darwin University Advanced Welding Testing Facility Opens for Business]]> Charles Darwin University has made a major upgrade in  welder test facility will provide access for all NT companies to improve competency and certify welders against specific national and international standards. Advanced welder testing and certification programs began formally at CDU for NT industry in the month of December.The CDU facility is enabling local welders to test for their advanced welder qualification in the Territory, which in the past has required travel interstate. The welding test facility is developed in partnership with industry partner Incospec, and in..

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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:03:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843baf2f96013bb1f90d4a4105
<![CDATA[Australian government invests heavily in university research ]]> A report on Australia’s university research has revealed some very good news for students pursuing research in Australia. The nation-wide report revealed that in institutions performing at or above world-class standards, the number of disciplines or subjects has doubled in the last two years. This includes 10 Australian universities rated well above world standards for research and four universities ranking around world-class standards. Over 450 fields of research were either ranked at par with or above world class standards. The report “Excellence in Research for..

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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:05:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853ba7c8f4013ba88a764b4853
<![CDATA[Charles Darwin University Research Ranks among the Worlds Best]]> Charles Darwin University is been recognized for its quality of research by the Federal Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative in 2012. Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 is the second comprehensive review of research at Australian universities. From, the last assessment the results show that there has been an improvement in research quality across Australia. An endorsement of CDU’s research strength that the CDU had been ranked at or above world average on 71 per cent (10 of 14) of the research disciplines for which it was assessed. ERA..

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:12:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843b854e1a013b8905a06e6a70
<![CDATA[Hindi to now be a part of Australian school curriculum ]]> On Sunday December 2, 2012, Australia revealed it ambitious plans of building concrete links with booming economies of the globe, including India. This plan includes the introduction of Mandarin and Hindi language at schools levels in Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, on her maiden trip to India, commented on Australia and Asia’s rise. She predicted that apart from other reforms and changes to be witnessed by this century, it will also mark Asia’s return as global leader. She described Asia’s rise as an unstoppable force. In the course of her trip, she released..

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Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:09:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833b6b7ebc013b750ea9be7548
<![CDATA[CDU Students Win BHP Billiton Award for Vietnam Project ]]> Charles Darwin University students have won BHP Billiton award at a National competition for Consideration of Sustainable Design and Community Engagement for their innovative hand washing station. The competition promotes innovative solutions to issues faced by the world’s poorest nations. The device addresses poor hygiene practices in the An Minh community in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. The team received the award at the Australian Association for Engineering Education gala dinner, held in the Olympic Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The three students Lucy..

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:32:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853b6b8e8f013b6f8f05562412
<![CDATA[Australia targets Indonesian students]]> Australia is now looking forward to tap the Indonesian student market, which is considered a ‘sleeping giant’ with respect to student recruitment. It aims to do so by promoting its education and science in a major exhibition event.Although the theme of the exhibition is supposed to revolve around global development, but it would also aims at enhancing the enrolment rate of the natural sciences students at the Australian Universities. A range of campaigns conducted by the Science for Our Future Festival (SEOFF) promoted the relevance of science in overcoming the major social..

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:36:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833b4c4dcc013b5fe8f90426f4
<![CDATA[University of Sydney signs MoU with JNU and a private university of Haryana]]> The University of Sydney has joined hands with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a private university, JGU (O P Jindal Global University ) in Haryana to encourage collaboration between students in the area of training, teaching and research. The Australia-India partnership is marked by the oversea university by sending a top level academic delegation to India. Under the agreement signed with JGU, Jindal Global Law School and Sydney Law School will undertake faculty and student exchanges, joint research programs and joint conferences. The partnership is expected to help the..

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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:03:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853b47189e013b4b68406207e6
<![CDATA[International students exploited by Australian retailers, study reveals]]> A recent report conducted in Australia confirms that nearly 50% of the cleaners are overseas students and among the 391 retail cleaners surveyed in Victoria, 41 are international students. The report also states that both the government and shopping centre owners could be held responsible for not performing their duties towards the international students in making them aware of their rights and thus making them subject to exploitation. While some of the workers have not received a timely payment that they owe, others are practically struggling to survive as their wages are not sufficient...

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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:17:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3b471e26013b4b752d88228a
<![CDATA[Study reveals skill sets lead to complete qualifications]]> The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) funded study has led to the emergence of new concerns about students pursuing small credentials being discouraged from seeking full occupational qualifications. However, members from the NCVER feel the concern is overrated. Skill sets are basically a group of competencies which enable students to perform job tasks, but not the complete occupation. With Vocational Education and Training sector (VET) giving explicit status to skill sets, they have become increasingly debatable.  Supporters of skill sets believe that it would..

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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:33:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853b27288f013b2c2fe2b525e0
<![CDATA[Charles Darwin University Organizes an Exhibition - "A Labour of Love"]]> Charles Darwin University is organizing an Exhibition “A Labour of Love” from 22nd November 2012 to 22 nd February 2013 in the CDU Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Building Orange 12, CDU Casuarina campus. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, or by appointment. The exhibition is open to public.Floor talks will be scheduled in the gallery on 22nd November from 12pm to 1pm, and on 24th November from 11am to 12pm. It is an exhibition that explores how Aboriginal Australia has informed contemporary art .The exhibition has been curated jointly by CDU’s Art..

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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:26:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833b27213c013b27dee1295be2
<![CDATA[Charles Darwin University Opens Research and Training facility for Oil and Gas industry ]]> Charles Darwin University,Australia has opened a $7 million North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG), at the vanguard of research and training for the Northern Territory’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Northern Territory Chief Minister Mr. Terry Mills Opened NACOG. The cutting edge facility was built with support from the NT Government and the oil and gas industry through an INPEX, Total and other participants in the Ichthys LNG Project Joint Venture. CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the opening of NACOG signaled a new phase of development for the..

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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:02:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833b27213c013b279207832351
<![CDATA[Overseas students pose negative impact on employment rates in Australia ]]> The Australian government’s effort to make its higher education system attractive among foreign students is unfortunately imposing a negative effect on the country’s employment status. If reports were to be believed, in the hope of becoming permanent residents, increasing number of internationals are applying for visas at the end of their course, leading to a rapid rise in number of temporary migrants boosting unemployment rates among the young Australians. A recent study revealed that the Australian-born workforce grew by just 58,000 over 12 months until August, while at least..

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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:13:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843b26b75b013b26f6ccdb65be
<![CDATA[Australia announces scholarship for Indian school teachers ]]> Australia has been introducing many reforms to strengthen its relationship ties with India; the latest being the introduction of a scholarship for school teachers. This scholarship launched yesterday, November 19, 2012 offers school teachers in India a chance to pursue higher education and further level of pedagogy. Known as the 'Ashok Khurana University of Adelaide Scholarship', a corpus fund has been set up and around AUS$ 38,500 per year will be given to one teacher who will pursue a course at the University of Adelaide.  This one-year course will be designed in accordance to the..

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:53:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843b0983cd013b1c97943e7361
<![CDATA[Australian universities warned of losing relevance in the era of online courses]]> In this phase of proliferating online courses, the universities are at a risk of becoming irrelevant, unless they invest more in campus teaching. The National Union of Students (NUS) in Australia has revealed that its 2012 quality survey highlights complaints about overcrowded tutorials, increasing reliance on group work, and insufficient feedback. The NUS report states that it had warned of overcrowding of classes, casualisation of academia was predicted to continue affecting students. Also more reliance on online resources at the expense of face-to-face teaching was predicted by the peak..

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:12:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843ae5e8ff013afe9e9b204390