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PROF Sophia Arkoudis


  • Curriculum design
  • English language standards in higher education
  • International students in higher education
  • Student experience in higher education



  • Sophie Arkoudis is Associate Director of the Melbourne CSHE and a Professor in Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. She is a national and international researcher in higher education. Her research program spans English language teaching and assessment in higher education, student employability, quality of teaching and learning, academic workforce and internationalising the curriculum. Sophie has led major national studies in recent years, including projects commissioned by Australian Education International, Federal Government and Universities Australia.
    Sophie has published widely in the area of English language education. She has presented keynotes both nationally and internationally on her research into language and disciplinary teaching, English language standards, international students in higher education and English language development. She has supervised 24 research higher degree students to successful completion.


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Education and training

  • MEd, University of Melbourne
  • BA, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • DipEd, La Trobe University



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