International Academic Mobility in Australia and New Zealand
- 70 Downloads
Australia and New Zealand have shared very similar patterns of academic mobility throughout their histories. Their earliest universities were established in the nineteenth century as new nodes in the British academic world with extensive scholarly mobility and dense intellectual linkages between the colonies and “the old country” (Pietsch 2013). Both countries remain constitutional monarchies, never having managed to completely sever ties with the British Crown, but during the course of the twentieth century antipodean universities gradually developed their own character and international linkages beyond the British Empire. The Second World War transformed both countries’ sense of their place in the world, with stronger links to the Asia Pacific and the United States ensuing.
In the post WWII Cold War period, both countries sponsored thousands of students from Western-aligned nations across Asia to undertake degrees through a scheme known as the Colombo Plan (Lowe 2010). Over time,...
- Clayton, Debbie, and Christopher Ziguras. 2011. Transnational education: Delivering quality Australian programs offshore. In Making a difference: Australian international education, ed. Dorothy Davis and Bruce Mackintosh, 302–330. Sydney: UNSW Press.Google Scholar
- DET. 2016a. Higher education statistics. Canberra. https://www.education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics.
- DET. 2016b. Transnational education in the higher education sector. https://aei.gov.au/research/Research-Snapshots/Documents/Transnational education_HE_2011.pdf.
- DET. 2017. Commonwealth provider registration and international student management system (PRISMS) database. Canberra.Google Scholar
- Harrison, Leanne, and Davina Potts. 2016. Learning abroad at Australian universities. Canberra and Melbourne: Universities Australia and the International Education Association of Australia.Google Scholar
- Infometrics, and National Research Bureau. 2016. The economic impact of international education 2015/16 in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand. https://www.enz.govt.nz/news-and-research/research/the-economic-impact-of-international-education-201516/.
- Lowe, David. 2010. The Colombo plan and “soft” regionalism in the Asia-Pacific: Australian and New Zealand cultural diplomacy in the 1950s and 1960s, Alfred Deakin research institute working paper series, no. 1, 1–19. Burwood: Alfred Deakin Research Institute.Google Scholar
- Marginson, Simon, and Mark Considine. 2000. The Enterprise University: Power, governance and reinvention in Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
- Universities New Zealand. 2016. New Zealand’s universities: key facts & stats. Wellington.Google Scholar