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Can the EU-Australia trade and business relationship benefit from improved higher education mobility?

Lee, Karina
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Relatório
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The evolution in the nature of international trade has an impact on higher education mobility. The shift towards greater flows of human capital, knowledge and skills sees a return of training to its roots in education so as to cultivate the necessary skills for the changing world. The major causes behind these trends are the developments of globalisation and furthering of communication technology; both of which have also heightened the value of the services industry, in a seemingly smaller world with closer interaction and consolidation of the global job market. There are several ways of approaching this discussion. The first approach recognises that higher education mobility and the education sector in general are highly valuable to the economies of the EU and Australia. Australia has invested much into higher education mobility, through financial support for Australian students' tuition fees and study exchange programmes, and institutions in order to develop the necessary skills for a knowledge-based economy. From another approach, the processes of globalisation are creating a new form of statehood, known as the "post-modern" state, where its citizens are global citizens. Closer interaction of the international community may highlight cultural differences...