Andrys Onsman

Andrys Onsman of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, is an academic with interests in international higher education, particularly the Middle East and China, indigenous education and “soft” political power, especially the intersection of diplomacy, education and social media. He has published extensively in journals and presented at numerous conferences. He has authored two texts, Defining Indigeneity in the Twenty First Century and Cross-Border Teaching and the Globalization of Higher Education: Problems of Funding, Curriculum Quality, and International Accreditation. He has conducted numerous curriculum and professional development programs.

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June 27, 2016
Every year the Office of Teaching and Learning handed out awards with substantial monetary awards to excellent teachers and innovative programs. Getting nominated was a big deal.
May 10, 2015
Few of us were surprised by the revelations made on Four Corners, Australia's investigative current affairs program, that alleged that several universities engage in ethically dubious practices when it comes to recruiting international students.
March 23, 2015
Mao resorted to publicly belittling the academy. The last thing President Xi wants is to belittle Chinese universities, considering that he and his predecessors have worked so hard to build international stature for the institutions.
November 2, 2014
It’s impossible to predict what the world will look like in 30 years. China may well have assumed global pre-eminence by some measures, but it’s difficult to see that Hong Kong will retain the academic freedom of the past and be viable as an international education hub.
September 1, 2014
The Australian suggests Weatherill was proposing that the three universities merge, but, Weatherill wasn’t suggesting a merger at all.
June 29, 2014
Christopher Pyne, Australia's Minister for Education, suggested that “We have much to learn from our friends in the Unites States” when he proposed that the government deregulate fees and charge real interest on student loans.
March 23, 2014
William Shakespeare noted a while back “there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune."
February 16, 2014
The experiment with uncapping student numbers at Australian universities has been in operation for two years but despite the predictions of falling standards, there has been no significant change in retention statistics.
October 13, 2013
With greater access to international social media and commentary, why do Chinese students appear to be uninterested in social justice issues?  
April 16, 2013
When the Swedish Language Council released a list of words that are not in the Swedish dictionary but are used in common parlance, on it was “ogooglebar” which roughly translates as “ungoogleable” in English, and gave its meaning as “something that cannot be found with a search engine”. Google objected to that definition arguing the word Google is trademarked and therefore if it is ungoogleable it means that it cannot be found on the web by using Google. The interesting part of what is essentially a specific aspect of the internationalisation of language and knowledge transfer is that Google is claiming it has trademarked an activity as well as a company.
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