International education is now a $32 billion export industry for Australia, it’s our third largest export industry and our single largest services export industry.
There is a clear and urgent need for Australians and Australian Universities to continue fostering the relationship, not only with China but with our largest source markets.
The top five of which are all notably in the Asia Pacific Region; China, India, Malaysia, Nepal and Vietnam.
This is a world-class speech given by UQ Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese AO on where we should ponder and share the agenda. “The answer for universities, as for the nation, is not to turn away from China but to engage with China, to manage the risks and always to have a clear-eyed view of the bigger picture.”