of the Charts for International Students
University of South Australia
The University of South Ausa notraliw ranks
number one nationally in the number of students it has enrolled to
study offshore. And if the current trend continues it is
expected that the University will continue to build international
student numbers both on and offshore.
UniSA's success was revealed as results from the IDP Benchmarking
survey for the semester-two intake were released. And according
to the survey UniSA leads the state in both on and offshore
international student enrolments.
In the five months between 31 March and
31 August 2001, UniSA increased its offshore student numbers by almost
39 per cent to 5,350 moving from fourth in Australia to number
one. In the same period UniSA's onshore international student
enrolments also grew by more than 11 per cent to 1,845.
UniSA's Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and International Professor
Ian Davey says the growth in student numbers is enormously important
to the state, educationally, culturally and economically.
"Our Strategy has been to embrace the internationalisation of
education in all of its aspects and I believe that has paid off in
ways over and above student enrolment figures," Professor Davey
Professor Davey said UniSA's successful strategies included early
adoption of new generation technologies such as the Internet for
communications and marketing and importantly in its education
programs, developing significant ongoing relationships with other
international universities and making a commitment to
internationalisation of the curriculum.
"As the leading South Australian university provider of education
for international students both here in our state and offshore in
about 12 countries, with a key focus in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong
and China, we act as a conduit for cultural and educational
"This also means our offshore programs showcase SA as an
innovative and outward looking educational centre with vibrant
education and research partnerships around the world."
"For UniSA our international success means we are running 15 per
cent above our budget projections in this area. In pure dollar
terms international education is worth many millions to the
"The path we have chosen for UniSA delivers a win/win for our
international students and our Australian students because it immerses
them in an educational environment for the 21st century - one which is
global in outlook and one which is enhanced and mediated by next