The Nature of International Education in Australian Universities and its Benefits. Strategy Policy and Research in Education Limited

Prepared for Universities Australia
Universities Australia

“This study documents important non-economic benefits of international education. As well as through the economic sphere, international students enhance in many less easily measurable ways the social and cultural fabric of the universities at which they study and the communities in which they live while in Australia, or while studying at Australian overseas campuses. They bring back new understanding and insights to their own countries. The internationalisation of education is therefore important for these social, cultural and intellectual benefits. It potentially facilitates depth of understanding and cooperation among people from different countries, their governments and international communities.”