Australian International Education’s 2025 Strategy - competing at scale and working with industry on large scale opportunities.

Nicholas Baker
AusTrade

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Abstract
The Federal Government’s desire to form a national strategy on growing and sustaining international education takes into account a whole of government and industry approach. It is framed around global trends in a disruptive world. The education sector of 2025 will be enabled and characterised by its spirit of collaboration, innovation, anticipation and reciprocity.
Yet historically, Australia sits on the bottom end of the scale for both industry driven R&D and working in global value chains (OECD and Innovation System Report 2016).
Austrade is beginning to map new global value chain opportunities with major multi-national corporations and industry as part of a whole of network approach. Austrade is hoping to target the research and training needs of industry in key markets by aligning their needs to areas of Australian comparative advantage through structured programs.
This session examines some of these programs and one of the key inspirations of Australian International Education’s 2025 Strategy - competing at scale and working with industry on large scale opportunities.
Major industry projects such as the SEA1000 submarine program offer Australia’s researchers and trainers new opportunities to collaborate, innovate and develop news skills to meet the needs of a major primes as well as the world’s one billion students by 2025. Australia’s strengths as well as how we can better identify these opportunities will be discussed as well as how Austrade’s international network across 50 markets can assist.