Feedback FormBy Daniel Hurst. Nearly three-quarters of Australians believe international students should be encouraged to stay in the country after completing their university studies, according to a survey.
Universities Australia has released research on perceptions of the tertiary sector on the eve of this week's higher education conference in Canberra.
About 80 per cent of 300 business representatives surveyed and 72 per cent of 1000 members of the public said international students should be encouraged to stay in Australia on completion of their studies, particularly if sponsored by an employer.
''However, some stakeholder respondents have voiced concerns that the university system is perceived to be too heavily reliant on income from international student enrolments,'' the report said. Read more...