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  • The Mitchell Institute has mapped where international students lived (before the borders closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19) using data from the ABS census and Department of Home Affairs.
  • Committee for Perth has released a two-year action plan to propel Perth into the next decade and boost its international reputation. Boorloo Kworp - meaning Perth is Good – points to the lack of “one big thing” that draws people to Perth and lists nine recommendations and 30 actions to enhance the region’s reputation as a place to live, work, invest, study and visit.
  • According to QS Enrolment Solutions' 2019 International Student Survey, 60 per cent of prospective international students were influenced by housing choices when deciding where to study abroad. Read more here from ICEF Monitor.
  • Tourism Research Australia’s State of the Industry report for 2018–19 has been released. In 2018–19, tourism contributed $60.8 billion to national GDP and provided jobs for more than 5 per cent of the national workforce. Tourism also brought $39.1 billion in exports and is currently the fourth largest exporting industry.
  • The 2021 QS World University Rankings have been announced:
    • UWA - ranked 92nd in 2021 (ranked 86th in 2020)
    • Curtin University - ranked =217th in 2021 (ranked 230th in 2020)
    • Murdoch University - ranked #571-580 in 2021 (no change from 2020)
    • CQUniversity - ranked #591-600 in 2021 (ranked 601-650 in 2020)
    • ECU - ranked #651-700 in 2021 (no change from 2020)
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released arrivals data for international students in April 2020. Of all arrivals to Australia travelling on an international student visa in April 2020, there was a decrease of 44,470 students (close to 100%) compared to the same month in the previous year. Read more.
  • The Department of Education has released a research snapshot of international students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the higher education sector in 2019. In 2019, 46 per cent (442,219) of all international student enrolments were in the higher education sector and 33 per cent of all international higher education enrolments were in STEM courses (145,528). Read more here.
  • QS has released reports from their International Student Survey. Click on the links below to view each report:
  • The Department of Education has released a research snapshot of the international education data sources in 2020.
  • ICEF Monitor has published an article titled Looking ahead: Scenario planning and recovery forecasts for international education. The article explains there are a number of scenarios operating at the moment, all of which are underpinned by the strong continuing demand for study abroad.
  • ICEF Monitor has published new survey data measures showing student intent for study abroad. Findings from recent student surveys reflect the growing impact of the pandemic on student intent through February and March, with a growing proportion of students planning to delay program starts.
  • QS Enrolment Solutions has released the 2020 World University Rankings by Subject. Curtin University - ranked 2nd in Engineering, Mineral and Mining (2nd in 2019); ranked 40th in Earth and Marine Sciences (35th in 2019) | UWA - ranked 30th in Engineering, Civil and Structural (33rd in 2019); ranked 3rd in Engineering, Mineral and Mining (4th in 2019); ranked 45th in Agriculture and Forestry (42nd in 2019); ranked 23rd in Anatomy and Physiology (22nd in 2019); ranked 29th in Earth and Marine Sciences (37th in 2019); ranked 20th in Sports-related subjects (24th in 2019).
  • StudyPerth congratulates Curtin University international student alumnus Thomson Ch'ng (Malaysia) for being named as one of the finalists of the PIEoneer Awards 2020 in the 'International alumni of the year' category.
  • Know someone who's made an impact in international education in Australia, or been involved in a ground-breaking or innovative project? Nominate them today for the 2020 IEAA Excellence Awards! Nominations are open to all, but must be submitted by an IEAA member before Sunday 26 July 2020.

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