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Working with Islamic Education Groups In Indonesia

Michael Fay, Director & Head of Education & Training Services, AFG Venture Group Australian education institutions have provided opportunities for fee paying Indonesian students to study at school, college and university level in Australia for nearly 25 years and are an important part of the soft diplomacy engagement with our closest Asian neighbour. These educational […]

Nepal: Education in Times of Crisis

Murray Laurence, Travel Writer, Business Consultant, International Education I am writing this in the midst of yet another crisis in this country, which has had more than its share of crises in recent decades. On 1 May, the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) began a protest movement and ‘indefinite’ strike, the intention of which […]

Building Demand for Asia Literacy

Lucy Carroll, Manager, Asia Literary Ambassadors Project, Asia Education Foundation Asia Literacy Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said that he ‘wants Australia to become the most Asia-literate country in the Western world.’ Asia literacy is defined as knowledge, skills and understandings about the histories, geographies, societies, cultures, literature and languages of the diverse countries that […]

Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast

Tony Hughes, Senior Consultant, Digital Media, Education & Training, AFG Venture Group “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes […]

Universities Web Squared: How Are Universities Rethinking Approaches to International Education, Research and Global Engagement

Professor Stephanie Fahey and Dr Eugene Sebastian, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director Strategy and Development within the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement, Monash University On 3 April this year across America, in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Apple launched its much-anticipated new tablet computer, the iPad. Bloggers jokingly call […]