Australian Global Alumni network launches

For the first time, the Australian Government has created a virtual global network for international scholars and fellows who have studied in Australia and for Australians who have studied overseas.

24 May 2016

For over fifty years, Australia’s outstanding educational facilities have attracted more than two-and-a-half million international students from around the world to study in Australia.

Australia's international alumni are influencers and leaders. They are dynamic, talented thought leaders, inspiring global citizens, and perhaps most significantly, they are friends of Australia.

The Australia Global Alumni network celebrates their achievements. The network is the first of its type to connect Australia's global alumni and will facilitate professional networks and strengthen linkages with Australia.

Meaningful engagement with and among Australia's global alumni as they progress through their careers will strengthen connections and mutual understanding. Alumni will, because of their experiences in Australia, also showcase Australia for what it is – a contemporary, innovative and open society.

Alumni will benefit from a more deliberate, consistent and coordinated approach to Australia’s engagement with them. They will be better linked to resources, people and networks around the world.

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