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  • A new report from and sector research specialists BONARD dhas found that demand for student accommodation is shifting by destination and room type, and students are also taking longer to confirm bookings this year. Cilck here to read more on the ICEF Monitor website.
  • The Department of Education has released a national report investigating international students’ mental health and physical safety needs. The report, International Students and their Mental Health and Physical Safety, draws on national surveys and interviews with international students and education providers across metropolitan and regional Australia.
  • Key findings from the first Onshore International Student Sentiment Survey National Report have been released by Austrade. Click here to learn more.
  • 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.
  • QS has released its World University Rankings 2020 Yearbook. Read the document here.
  • The Department of Education has released a snapshot showing onshore higher education international students as a proportion of all students by university, 2019. Click here to view.
  • A $695 million investment by the Commonwealth Government, State Government and Edith Cowan University, to move its law and business schools, along with the world class Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts into the Perth CBD, has been announced, which will see the creation of WA's first inner-city university campus. More than 9,200 students and staff are anticipated on campus from day one. Further, a $360 million investment from the State Government, Curtin University and Murdoch University has also been announced, to expand or establish new presences in the Perth CBD. Murdoch University will create a vertical campus and eSports Stadium linked with Singapore and East Asia, while Curtin University will build a CBD knowledge and innovation precinct.
  • The 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities has been released. Click here to view the rankings.
  • The 2021 Good Universities Guide has been published, which provides independent five-star performance ratings for every university in Australia, based on student-relevant criteria such as; graduate salaries, teaching quality, learning resources, graduate employment rates and more. Click here to see where WA's universities rank.
  • QS has released a new reported titled The Coronavirus Crisis and the Future of Higher Education. Read the report here.
  • The 2021 QS World University Rankings have been announced. Click on the link to see where WA's universities rank.
  • The Department of Education has released a research snapshot of the total number of international students who have studied in Australia on student visas from 2002 to 2019.
  • 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.
  • Nominations for the 2020 CISWA Awards are now open! These awards acknowledge the achievements of individuals and organisations in promoting and supporting international education in Western Australia. There are five awards categories (listed below); applications close 5.00pm on Friday 6 November.
  • Congratulations to the winners of the IEAA Excellence Awards 2020:
    • Marc Weedon-Newstead (Group Executive, Education, UNSW Global) – Distinguished Contribution to International Education
    • Heather Thomas (Deputy General Manager / Director Global Programs, UOW College Australia) – Excellence in Leadership in International Education]
    • Ocean Cheung (Programs and Marketing Coordinator, Practera) – Tony Adams Rising Star Award
    • Global Immersion Guarantee, Monash Univeresity – Best Practice in International Education
    • Victorian Certificate of Education Offshore Program – Best Practice in International Education
    • FutureLearn Study with Australia campaign – Innovation in International education
    • Catalina Florez (Cross Platform Journalist, SBS World News) - Excellence in Professional Commentary Related to International Education
    • Dr. Le Thanh Huong Phan (Casual Research Fellow, Deakin University) – Outstanding Postgraduate Thesis Award - PHD Topic: Internationalisation of the Business Curriculum in Australian and Vietnamese Universities
  • QS Enrolment Solutions has released its Employer Insights Report 2020. Read the report here.
  • Applications are officially open for the 2020 Edified Energiser Grants. EEGs are worth $5,000 each and are awarded to individuals or groups with a compelling plan to improve education for their community. More information about the EEGs, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Edified website. Applications close on 31 October 2020.

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