Highly skilled, tech-savvy talent that attracts global enterprise
Australian science and research contribute significantly to global innovation. In terms of research publications, Australian academics are global leaders in 20 critical fields, including space science, physics, computer science and clinical medicine.
We are pioneers in many areas of health and life sciences. Australian inventors have developed scores of technologies. These include innovations such as the electronic pacemaker in 1926 and the cervical cancer vaccine in 2006.
Australian universities are globally renowned and the quality of their education builds our world-leading talent. Today, seven Australian universities rank in the world’s top 100, and spending on education exceeds the OECD average. Australians now rank in the global top 10 for skills.
Our talent is not just home-grown. In 2019, Australia had the third highest proportion of foreign-born citizens among OECD countries. This is twice the average for OECD countries.
Today, Australia is a magnet for global talent. From medicine to IT, high-skilled professionals are drawn to world-class institutions across the country. They bring skills that help build Australian business, science and technology prowess in the Asia-Oceania region and around the world.