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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
104 Australia – The Education Destination eu BilaTeRal eDucaTion Freedom is a fundamental right for all people. When it was first set up, the European Union included the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital as the four pillars of the internal market. It has now added a fifth freedom, the freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge encompasses knowledge and the freedom to move around to gain and share that knowledge. It is not enough to know something: you have to be able to build on that knowledge, to expand it so that it becomes a journey of discovery itself. collaborating in education The EU and Australia have been engaged at a political level since 1962 when Sir Edwin McCarthy became the first Australian Ambassador to the European Communities. Since then, the relationship has expanded to cover a whole range of interests. The latest development is a Partnership Framework that was adopted in October 2008 and sets the scene for greater collaboration at all levels, including education. educational links: europe and australia The european union and australia embrace freedom of knowledge through a bilateral program, writes nikki-lynne Hunter from the Delegation of the european union. The European Commission and Australia have signed a Declaration of Intent to increase cooperation in the field of education. Under this, we have set up an annual Policy Dialogue and we held the first one in Melbourne in 2009 focusing on university reform. In 2010, we discussed qualifications frameworks and in 2011, we will look at early childhood education. These dialogues involve experts and practitioners, and will have positive results for more collaboration at the institutional level. Scholarships between europe and australia Europe and Australia have been cooperating on education since the start of European settlement in 1788. Many Europeans have come to Australia to study and undertake research. To encourage more two-way movement, Australia and the EU began a series of bilateral study projects. These projects offer students at participating universities and vocational institutes the chance to undertake a period of study in either Europe or Australia. The project aims to develop joint credit transfer arrangements, support academic cooperation and encourage student mobility. ‘The European Union and Australia embrace freedom of knowledge through a bilateral program.’ Above: RMIT University in Melbourne runs one of the three EU Centres of Excellence in Australia. ‘It is not enough to know something: you have to be able to build on that knowledge, to expand it so that it becomes a journey of discovery itself.’
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