Internationalising higher education in Australia: A multidisciplinary analysis, and the University of Melbourne experience

Associate Professor Teofilo C. Daquila argues that the rapid expansion of international students in the world is attributed to the interplay between global, national and local forces, and between immigration and education policy. In this seminar, Associate Professor Daquila will focus on the internationalisation of higher education  (IHE) in Australia by dividing it into two parts. In the first part, Associate Professor Teofilo C. Daquila provides an overview of the trends and patterns of IHE in Australia, and an analysis of its historical, geographical, economic, and social/cultural dimensions. In the second part, Associate Professor Teofilo C. Daquila will discuss the University of Melbourne as a case study of its experiences, strategies and challenges to expand and deepen its internationalisation. The Seminar will conclude with the key points and future directions of IHE in Australia and the University of Melbourne particularly due to the strong global competition for international students as national, regional and global borders become more open.