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World Class Education
The Australian Workforce Productivity Agency has warned that industry demand for those with higher education qualifications is set to soar with growth rates of between 3 and 4 per cent every year to 2025. The body charged with planning Australia's future workforce needs has found in its report, Future Focus: 2013 National Workforce Development Strategy.
- It shows a $2 billion annual increase is needed
- This would produce on average a $54 billion increase in Australia's GDP
- By 2025 a $16 billion increase in annual tax revenue
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
On July 31 2015, Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb released the position paper on "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the National Interest: A Strategic Approach". The latest paper presents an approach for a national strategy to guide Australia's STEM enterprise.
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Students in Australian Universities
Would you like to know how many university students are there studying in Australia? How many of those are local and how many are international students currently studying in Australian universities? These statistics cover both Australian universities as well as the higher education sector in 2014.
Australian Universities in the Top 100
Australia has the third highest number of universities in the global top 100 – according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013. Seven of Smartest Investment's 39 member universities are ranked in the world's top 100 universities - according to QS 2012 World University Rankings.
Australia's university system is ranked 8th globally, ahead of the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan – according to Universitas 21, 2012. Generally, about half of Australia's universities are ranked in the top 5% in the world. Australia is ranked as the fourth most efficient nation in producing graduates and the fifth most in undertaking research.
The top 39 universities foster close to 7,000 formal research and collaboration links with overseas institutions, building strong and positive international networks. Australian universities are seizing the opportunities of the Asian century with China now our number one knowledge partner. Our universities have more formal links with China than any other country. Read more...
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Australia's Top Universities
In 2014, there were 1,313,776 higher education students in Australia, of whom 985,117 (75%) were domestic students and 328,659 (25%) were international students. The Australian universities with the highest number of students are lists bellow;
- Monash University (64479)
- RMIT University (57433)
- University of Sydney (54306)
- The University of New South Wales (52326)
- The University of Melbourne (52257)
- The University of Queensland (48771)
- Curtin University of Technology (48263)
- Deakin University (45900)
- Queensland University of Technology (45580)
- Griffith University (43196)
- University of Western Sydney (41864)
- Charles Sturt University (39093)
- Macquarie University (38793)
- University of Technology, Sydney (37638)
- The University of Newcastle (36448)
- La Trobe University (33892)
- University of South Australia (32948)
- Swinburne University of Technology (31786)