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Record six Australian universities make the world's top 100

Record six Australian universities make the world's top 100 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

For the first time, Australia has six universities in the top 100 of a prestigious international ranking, placing it third only behind the US and Britain. Monash University and the University of Sydney were the big winners, going from outside the top 100 to 79th and 82nd place respectively in the 2016 Academic World Ranking of World Universities. The University of Queensland cemented its position as the most rapid improver among Australia's top universities by lifting from 77th to 55th place, now beginning to challenge Australia's most highly ranked institution, the University of Melbourne (#40). Asian parents are heavily influenced by rankings in selecting universities for their children. University of Queensland vice chancellor said the result was incredibly good for Australia's higher education exports which are now worth $19 billion a year. Find out more.

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The health of Australia's international student sector

The health of Australia's international student sector | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The international student sector is in a state of synchronicity with many Australian universities experiencing a "very healthy spike in interest" for semester one, 2015. Streamlined visa processing is part of the bigger picture, including post-study work rights, a low Australian dollar, significant Asian investment in the property market and the popularity of Australia as a tourism destination. Recent government data shows that the sector contributed $15.74 billion to the economy in 2013/14, the highest since the market peaked in 2010. Click here to read the full article.

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