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Introducing Austrade’s international education team in Europe

10 Dec 2018

Following the introduction to Austrade’s international education team in the Americas, this article introduces the team in Europe. Austrade’s Europe education team covers Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.

Covering a large and diverse range of countries, cultures and languages, this extensive territory covered by the team has a total population of almost 600 million people and importantly, provided over 60,000 student enrolments to Australia in 2017.

Austrade’s education team in Europe focuses on maintaining Australia’s profile as a high quality education destination, exploring opportunities in the education technology sector, promoting Australia’s research and innovation excellence and developing opportunities for research collaboration and industry linkages. All team members have extensive experience in the education sector in their markets and welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge, insights and networks with Australian education providers.

Many members of Austrade’s European education team also undertake investment attraction and/or trade promotion work. Consequently, we have strong business networks and extensive industry knowledge, which supports our work in establishing research and innovation collaborations between commercial and research organisations in Europe and Australia.

Europe has world-leading academic and research institutions, offering high quality student, teacher and research partnerships. Australia has become an important and like-minded partner for Europe in the area of research and innovation co-operation and has more collaboration with the European Union region than with any single country in the world, with around 13,000 co-publications per year.

Given the size of our territory, there are opportunities for all education sectors, with the UK, Western Europe and Russia being particularly strong in higher education, Southern Europe in ELICOS, Central and Southern Europe in VET, and Germany, Italy and Switzerland in the schools sector.

Austrade’s European education team focuses on areas where Australia’s value proposition is strongest and where there is the greatest opportunity to position and profile Australian education and training, as well as maintaining strong networks with local stakeholders and multipliers in order to capitalise on the synergies between Austrade’s education, trade and investment work.

We look forward to continuing to assist Australian education providers in Europe and to working with you to explore the evolving opportunities and thriving education landscape in this dynamic region.

Download: International education matrix team in Europe

For further information please contact a member of the team in-market.

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