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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 9 JAPANESE EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO 2011 EARTHQUAKE Following a visit by the Australian Prime Minister to Japan, the Australian Government has set up a scholarship program to provide assistance for education exchange, in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011. The Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Program for Japan will support short term, two-way education exchange between Australia and affected areas of Japan, including Tokyo. It will provide opportunities for students, academics, researchers and professionals in both countries to collaborate with partner institutions. The Prime Minister also announced 10 Japan- dedicated Endeavour Award ongoing scholarships. www.aei.gov.au On announcing the reforms for 2012, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Christopher Evans, said: ‘Our international education sector is world class, and these reforms will help entrench Australia as a preferred destination for international students’. UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS Australian universities have a strong international reputation. They are renowned for leading-edge research in many fields and have around 4500 agreements with universities in about 100 countries. Australia’s major universities rank highly on the international stage and are listed on many of the world university rankings. Australia boasts 39 world-class universities, as well as a number of specialist higher education institutions. Some 100 other institutions are accredited by State and Territory Governments to deliver specific higher education qualification courses, usually in association with a university. At an Australian university, you will have access to technologically advanced facilities, expert lecturers and tutors, and a high standard of education. Facilities include computer labs, extensive libraries, state-of-the-art research centres and laboratories, as well as sporting, social and cultural facilities. You can study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs may be completed by research or coursework. International students are supported to adapt to the Australian academic style. Australian universities are established by law and have the authority to accredit their own courses. They are monitored by an independent national body set up to monitor, audit and report on quality assurance in the sector.
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