Global reach

Action 6

Action set 6: A globally visible university with global reach and leverage

UniSA will have enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with its global alumni and international partners.  We will:

Develop a global strategy for philanthropy

A philanthropic fundraising plan will significantly increase our philanthropic support base.

Increase our international students mix

International student enrolments will make up 30 per cent of UniSA’s total student body.

Enhance our offshore campus collaborations

We will increase UniSA’s offshore educational footprint across the Asia-Pacific through international campus collaborations with carefully chosen partners.

Develop innovative programs

We will develop postgraduate programs which meet the needs of international professionals and industry.

Focus on China collaborations

Working in collaboration with our Chinese university partners, we will submit an application to the Chinese authorities to secure South Australia’s 2nd Confucius Institute, focused on doing business in China. We will introduce elective and credit-bearing Mandarin language and China capability content across our degree programs.

Conduct globally visible and sustainable research

We will develop a network of international, industry-connected, joint research centres with partner universities in strategic locations worldwide.

Educate students to be globally capable

We will provide an innovative and varied suite of study abroad and industry placement opportunities for our students in the Asia-Pacific, South Asia, Europe, South America and the United States – underpinned by research partnerships and staff exchanges.

Build an active global alumni network

We will connect and reconnect with our global alumni to build a strong global network.  We will introduce new mechanisms, including an annual alumni awards scheme, and establish new alumni chapters in Australia and overseas.

To learn more about the University's global activity please visit the Global Engagement Site.

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