Australia's international education relationship with China has been developed over many decades and is a relationship that is held in high regard. Chinese students contribute greatly to our higher education institutions and society.
To further strengthen this relationship, during an address to a delegation of Presidents and Vice-Presidents from the China 9 (C9) research-intensive universities in Sydney and the Group of Eight (Go8) Vice-Chancellors, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, the Hon Chris Evans, launched the ‘AddChina’ toolkit –for undergraduates and postgraduates, online resources encouraging Australian students to consider higher education study in China.
Noting that many Australian students are discouraged from studying in China because they lack Chinese language skills, the AddChina initiative encourages Australian students to consider education courses in China that are delivered in English. Australia and China are committed to building a tertiary sector that prioritises access and equity. Both countries face challenges around how to meet skills needs, build greater links between research and industry, and how to support collaboration between institutions and two-way student mobility. It is hoped that the toolkit will lay a foundation that will help to address some of these challenges.
The AddChina toolkit was developed by AEI in conjunction with China Policy in Beijing. It has been distributed to all universities by Universities Australia and feedback on the toolkit is welcome via email to AEI.
For further information please see The Minister’s launch of the AddChina Toolkit.