The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomes a panel of scholars to discuss latest developments in the tertiary education sector for Chinese students, who comprise the largest cohort of international students on Australian campuses.
Fran Martin, Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne; Wanning Sun, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS; and Merriden Varrall, Director, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International policy will explore the Australian education experience of Chinese students and the choices students make.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
About the panellists:
Associate Professor Fran Martin is Reader in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She is completing a five-year ethnographic study of Chinese university students’ social and subjective experiences of studying in Australia, with a focus on the gendered aspects of their educational ventures.
Wanning Sun is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the author of Leaving China: media, migration, and transnational imagination (2002). Her latest research on the history of the Chinese in Australia is 'From multicultural ethnic migrants to the new players of China’s public diplomacy: The Chinese in Australia' (co-authored with John Fitzgerald and Jia Gao).
Dr Merriden Varrall is Director of the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Before joining the Lowy Institute Merriden was the Assistant Country Director and Senior Policy Advisor at UNDP China, where she worked for almost four years on China's role in the world, focusing on its international development cooperation policy.
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