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More growth for international education

Monday, February 8 2016

Australia’s international education sector continues to thrive with preliminary data showing export income from education services was $19.65 billion in 2015 – an increase of 11.5% since 2014 – according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.

People travelling for educational purposes remains a large contributor to our tourism industry with education related travel increasing by approximately 13% during 2015 compared to the previous year.

The latest global education data from the OECD showed Australia was the third most popular study destination for international students after the USA and UK and one of the few major destination countries to increase its global market share over the last decade. Australia’s international education has been growing at an average of six per cent per year for the last ten years.

Australia was the second most represented country, with 16 universities, on the list of top 100 Most Internationalised Universities in the World, according to the latest Times Higher Education rankings.

International education continues to be Australia’s largest services export and is one of five key sectors considered key to economic growth into the future.


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