The forum covered themes including sector reform and quality and assurance, research collaboration and the student experience. AEI (Australian Education International) played a vital role in the organisation of the forum.
"This forum continues the dialogue between Universities Australia and CEAIE promoting a positive student experience ensuring an understanding that all Chinese students visiting Australia experience the best our country has to offer, including the award of a high quality university degree from our institutions," said Dr Glenn Withers, Chief Executive of Universities Australia.
"The Forum has allowed key university senior management in both countries to share information about future directions for higher education, global cooperation, internationalisation of higher education and to showcase the achievements of both our higher education systems," Dr Withers said.
In addition the Forum explored a variety of research collaboration case studies from both countries which demonstrated the high quality nature and complexity of the engagement between Australian and Chinese university researchers in the pursuit of new knowledge.
"This Forum presented a unique chance to expand our global partnerships, especially between Australian and Chinese research projects and the changes driving and informing those collaborations," said Dr Withers.
Because of the success of our ongoing discussions around innovation and research for the mutual benefit of our countries, the 11th China-Australia Universities Forum to follow will be held in Australia and planning is already underway for the organisation of the event.
- ends -