Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with International education engagement.

Note on India’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration Phase III

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At the 6 November meeting of the Australia India Education and Skills Council, the Indian Minister of Education announced dedicated funding as part of India’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) for joint Australia-India research projects. India’s Ministry of Education is currently Calling for Proposals for this funding. Proposals must be submitted online through the SPARC website. The Call for Proposals will close on 15 February 2024.

Note on India’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration Phase III.pdf

Changes to China's continuing education

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In 2022, China initiated reform of its continuing education sector intended to align it with the evolving needs of the workforce, as well as strengthening the regulatory framework and supervision of the sector. However, while digital transformation is high on the agenda, programs that are delivered entirely online may not be able to continue going forward.

Policy update - Changes to Chinas continuing education.pdf

Returned graduates eligible for special civil service recruitment pathway

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In recent years, some Chinese provincial-level governments including Beijing and Shanghai have announced that Chinese students who have recently graduated from overseas higher education institutions are eligible for civil service positions through a provincial Selected and Assigned Graduates pathway. Previously this pathway was open only to graduates from Chinese universities.

Policy update - Returned graduates eligible for special civil service recruitment pathway.pdf

China's Hukou system and impact on study abroad

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The Household Registration system, often referred to as the "hukou system" is a residence registration system for mainland Chinese citizens. Hukou registration is administered by a city or municipality and the location of a person's hukou determines their access to social services including health/medical services as well as impacting on a student's access to education.

Policy update - China's Hukou system and impact on study abroad Aug 2023.pdf

Changes to the JSJ website - China's official portal for international education affairs supervision and management

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The Chinese Ministry of Education confirmed that is has ceased to provide the list of overseas higher education institutions on its official portal for international education affairs supervision and management - the "JSJ website" from December 2022. While the JSJ website no longer contains the institution list, it remains a valuable resource for accessing up-to-date information on the approval of Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in running Schools (CFCRS) projects, regulatory documents and announcements.

CONFAP – signed December 2020

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Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Development Cooperation between Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) and Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

China’s Personal Information Protection Law

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This policy update outlines some aspects of China’s Personal Information Protection Law, which came into effect on 1 November 2021. The policy update notes that this law may affect Australian education providers, particularly when collecting and processing Chinese student data.

2208 Chinas new Personal Information Protection Law.pdf

Second round announced of Double First-Class initiative

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This policy update outlines, and provides an Australian Embassy translation of, the recently released combined list of institutions and disciplines for the second round of the Double First-Class initiative. The policy update notes that the new round suggests a heightened focus on international collaboration and exchange.

2208 Second round of Double First-Class announced.pdf

China's focus on vocational education towards 2035

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This policy update highlights key aspects of China’s focus on vocational education towards 2035, drawing on the official Chinese Government document Opinions on Promoting High-quality Development of Modern Vocational Education (issued in October 2021).

220421 - CHINA - VET towards 2035.pdf

China's Key Education Tasks for 2022

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This policy update focuses on significant elements of the "key tasks" for 2022 issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE).
 
Published by the MoE on 8 February 2022, the MoE's key tasks contain 35 detailed tasks under six broad themes covering all areas of education.

220411 CHINA - MoE Key Tasks 2022 - Policy Update.PDF

Thailand Education Policy Update - Reinventing University

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An update on Thailand's policy settings for the higher education sector including the 'Reinventing University' initiative objectives; key Thai industries; strategic university groups; themes of activities; and opportunities for Australian universities.

Thailand Education Policy Update - Reinventing University.pdf