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  • The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has released its first Outlook report since the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the Eye of the Storm report here.
  • The latest international and domestic visitor numbers for year ending March 2020 have been released by Tourism Research Australia. The number of international visitors to WA grew by 1.1% and the number of international visitor nights grew by 2.5%, while international visitor expenditure fell by 0.7% in the 12 months to March 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • QS has conducted a survey of prospective international students across five different subject areas to understand how they are responding to the challenges of the coronavirus crisis. Read the white paper here.
  • In 2019, the Australian ELICOS sector recorded its first decrease in student numbers since 2012; read more from English Australia
  • 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.
  • Applications for the 2020 WA Training Awards are now open. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate excellence in the VET sector and acknowledge the role of the skilled workforce in profiling VET. Category winners receive $3,000 in cash and the opportunity to represent WA at the national awards in November. Applications close at 5.00pm on 14 August.
  • 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.
  • The StudyPerth Welcome Series - comprising of the International Student Welcome at Elizabeth Quay on 23 February, and the Rottnest Student Day on 8 March - was awarded the Best International Student Event of the Year at the CISA National Awards 2020! Congratulations to all involved in making the Welcome Series such a success, including: ATL Events, Rottnest Island Authority, SeaLink, Practera, and the event project teams.

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