Anthony Rogers Welch

Anthony Welch is professor of education at the University of Sydney. His numerous publications address reforms, principally within Australia and the Asia-Pacific. He has consulted to international agencies, governments, institutions and foundations. Project experience includes East and SE Asia, particularly in higher education. His work has been translated into numerous languages, and he has been visiting professor in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, and Hong Kong (China). A Fulbright New Century Scholar (2007—8), his most recent books are The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession (2005), Education, Change and Society (2007), and, [in press] The Dragon and the Tiger Cubs [on China’s relations with SE Asia). His forthcoming book on SE Asian higher education will appear in 2010, he is a consultant to the ADB project on Asian Higher Education, and he directs the ARC project, The Chinese Knowledge Diaspora.

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August 9, 2012
China now enrols more than 260,000 international students, and has set ambitious targets to double that over the coming years. Malaysia now has more than 60,000 international students enrolled, both from within the region, and beyond. Singapore, with a population about the same as Sydney, now has around 90,000 international students. Now Taiwan is seeking to enrol thousands of international students, and is mainly targeting the South East Asian market. Its Minister has announced that Taiwan’s higher education system has key features that should be used as a basis to attract international students.
May 3, 2011
The Australian government, still the major funding agent of higher education, (although much less so than was the case 20 years ago) has an ambitious agenda. The government wants to raise the proportion of Australians with at least a first degree from the current ratio of around 32% (for those aged between 25 and 34 years) to 40% by 2025. Part of a wider agenda is to widen access to higher education for marginalised socio-economic groups, including the poor, rural and remote populations, and indigenous students.
January 10, 2011
Some things here are strikingly similar here to elsewhere, like territorial behaviour by Ministries. Others are quite different - the security situation, and the importance, and effects, of donor funding. The welcomes are always warm and the hospitality generous, and sincere. Hospitality to guests is important here.
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