Delegation visit unlocks China study prospects

Media release | 24 November 2017

A high-level group from 33 Chinese universities today visited Macquarie University to enhance international education relations between Australia and China.

The NSW Government’s StudyNSW team supported the visit from the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), a not-for-profit organisation for international educational exchanges and cooperation.

Parliamentary Secretary Jonathan O’Dea said the visit was an opportunity for CEAIE to connect with NSW universities and discuss higher education cooperation.

“NSW is proud to welcome the most students from China to Australia, with almost 78,000 Chinese student enrolments across the state,” Mr O’Dea said.

“The NSW Government, through StudyNSW and in close consultation with the Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Sydney, works to ensure all our international students have the best study experience possible.

“The China Education Association for International Exchange has a large international education network comprising 616 member institutions from across China, and a wide network of partner associations and institutions overseas, including in Australia.

“Today’s roundtable and education fair explored two-way international student movements between Australia and China and discussed potential future developments.

“International education is worth over $8 billion to the NSW economy and we also benefit from NSW students studying abroad to grow their international experience.”

Macquarie’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Nicole Brigg, said that international exchange was a deeply enriching experience.

“International exchange provides the opportunity to develop long-term and lasting friendships and connections that benefit individual students and our two countries.”

Senior representatives from Peking University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China and Zhejiang University formed part of the delegation.

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