Boom needs student skills: report

Boom needs student skills: report | John Ross |  The Australian Higher Education | 06 July, 2011

A UNIVERSITIES Australia-commissioned report has found the broad economy could take a bigger hit than universities themselves from the downturn in international education, which could cost 57,000 jobs and strip $6.2 billion from gross domestic product by 2015. However, experts say the modelling behind the report is flawed and some of the proposed solutions – a heavier investment in overseas campuses and exempting international students from skilled migration restrictions – are unworkable.

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