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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
98 Australia – The Education Destination InsTITuTIons and dIscIplInes Australian universities are renowned for their teaching and research excellence. They offer a wide range of courses and research programs, attracting students and university staff from around the world. Australian universities have an international outlook which leads to high graduate employment in professions and businesses across the globe. Researchers from Australian universities have made world-first breakthroughs and contributed to development in fields such as medicine, biotechnology, solar power, sustainability and astrophysics. Australia has 39 universities with campuses in many locations from capital cities to tropical and regional areas. Australian universities are set up by law and monitored by government regulations, ensuring an excellent level of quality. The Australian Qualifications Framework guarantees that the same courses are of the same high standard in every university. Australia has been ranked as having the best university system in the world according to a recent project by the Lisbon Council, University Systems Ranking: Citizens and Society in the Age of Knowledge. It was listed at number one in the world for its ability to meet the challenges of a 21st-century knowledge economy. academic excellence in universities australian universities are renowned for their teaching and research excellence. International students also benefit from the state-of-the art facilities, the international outlook and the multicultural campuses. programs to match your goals You’ll find a course or research program to match your academic and career goals. Australian universities offer thousands of courses across a diverse range of subject areas. You can specialise in a very particular field or take a broader approach. At the undergraduate level, you can study a bachelor degree or honours year. Postgraduate programs include postgraduate certificate and diploma, masters degree, Master of Philosophy, doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The education system encourages lifelong learning so you can upgrade your skills with a university program at any point in your career. Australian universities range in size and vary from city campuses to those in the countryside or near the beach. Programs take advantage of their local environments, so you may decide to study rainforests in a tropical area or marine science close to the ocean. All universities have state- of-the-art research facilities, as well as modern libraries, computer labs and specialist equipment such as editing suites for film students. To ensure that facilities remain up-to-date, the Australian Government is investing almost $3 billion into tertiary education and innovation infrastructure. This will position Australian universities to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the new education and innovation environment. Above: Australian universities are set up by law and monitored by government regulations, ensuring an excellent level of quality. Image (left): RMIT University.
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