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ERIC Number: ED536213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of Australia as a Postgraduate Research Destination. Go8 Backgrounder 11
Group of Eight (NJ1)
In 2009 the Group of Eight (Go8) commissioned market research to examine the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of Australia as a destination for study at the Higher Research Degree level. This backgrounder highlights some of the positive aspects of the Australian experience. The top five aggregated strengths of Australia as a research destination were: Australia's multicultural society, the friendly and welcoming nature of Australian society, the quality of Australia's universities, the safe environment and the research culture. In addition there are very high levels of satisfaction with the quality of academic supervision amongst current and former research students and students are attracted to the shorter duration of the Australian PhD. The results of this study confirm that Australia is regarded as a progressive, dynamic and innovative country in which to study at the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) level. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group of Eight (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia