Book Chapter

Australian Higher Education

S French, R James

The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2016


Australian higher education has evolved into a mature, high-quality, highly internationalized system within the Southeast Asian region. This success is partly an accident of history and geography—a former British colonial nation located in a global region in which demand for high-quality higher education is outstripping the provision capacities and capabilities of neighboring nations—and partly a result of strategic and collaborative national attention to system design, quality assurance, performance monitoring, and overseas marketing. Despite the success in building a high-participation domestic system and a major export industry, Australia must now reform its higher education funding model..

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