International Strategy 2011 and Beyond
The new International Strategy 2011 and Beyond has been approved by the Vice-Chancellor and circulated to VCAC (including Deans), Heads of School and members of Academic Board prior to Easter.
The Strategy operates under the UNSW Strategic Plan Blueprint to Beyond (B2B) 2011 and in concert with the proposed UNSW Student Experience Advancement Plan 2010, the UNSW International Research Strategy (2011) and Faculty specific international strategies.
The International Strategy (which replaces the 2008 International Strategy) will be updated annually and sets objectives for 2015:
- Continue to be a peer in good standing with the best universities in the world and attract leading visiting scholars, laureates and staff to UNSW.
- Attract high quality international students from a diverse range of countries and cultural backgrounds to build on our rich international heritage and offer a rewarding and enriching student experience that draws from the presence of international students, migrants, and visiting scholars on our campus.
- Produce globally focused graduates (Global Citizens) who are rigorous scholars, capable of leadership and professional practice in an international community and who have the best employment opportunities locally and internationally, by providing internationalised case studies and international education and work placements.
- Provide leadership in the Asian region for academic engagement, alumni and development, global education, and be respected for the quality of research output that creates an impact for our society and the planet.
- Offer education pathways of the highest quality, that promote student diversity and foster student integration, to effectively prepare international students for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
- Maintain a cosmopolitan, welcoming, harmonious, safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors to the University, and expand the capacity of the University to enable more international students to study and live on-campus, and provide accommodation for visiting scholars and laureates.
The four key pillars of the International Strategy that reaffirm the University’s commitment to ‘internationalisation’ are highlighted in the above diagram (Global Research, Global Education, Global Students, Global Community).
The ‘Global Citizen’ aspirations within B2B and the UNSW International Strategy and UNSW Student Experience Advancement Plan will also be realised through the Plan to Advance Global Citizens through Global Education (360° x 365).
All strategic international initiatives and policies are considered by VCAC and informal information sharing is provided through the Global Leaders Network for staff who have an international focus or an interest in promoting Global Citizenship, Internationalisation and Global Education.
UNSW International is committed to benchmarking with other 'like-minded' universities in Australia and internationally.
UNSW benchmarks with the Group of Eight Universities, the Australian Universities International Directors Forum, and international universities in the Russell Group, the AAU and the Canada 15, through the International Student Barometer.
Benchmarking Reports are available to the Directors of UNSW International at the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)