It has been an exciting week reconnecting with colleagues, clients, and friends from the international education sector in Australia. We extend our sincere thanks to the organizers for the invitation to participate in two sessions that we believe will significantly contribute to the strengthening of the sector.



Our new data reports

Dimity Huckel and Keri Ramirez (Co-Founders of Studymove) engaged in productive conversations with universities from Australia and New Zealand. This was part of the launch of our 2024 Data Shop which include this year additional data reports to support international education strategies in several areas of student recruitment.


Masterclass in International Education data 

A big thank you to Dr Kirrilee Hughes (IEAA Research Committee) for inviting Keri Ramirez (Co-founder and Director of Studymove) to join a group of data experts in the first Masterclass in International education data. It was a great experience to share with colleagues some experience in the use of data to support international education strategies and our appreciation to Lyndell Jacka (IELTS) for facilitating this session.


The future of international education in Australia 

Keri Ramirez presents key data on the future of international education

Also we extend our heartfelt thanks to the Department of Education for their kind invitation to join a Stellar Panel of Experts to discuss the future of international education in Australia. Our special appreciation to Rachel Lloyd, Assistant Secretary, International Policy Branch.


In this panel, we join the experience of Professor Sarah Todd, the Vice President Global at Griffith University, who brought extensive knowledge of higher education and international sectors, having worked at Griffith University since 2013 and Jen Bayan, who serves as a Counselor of Education and Research in Vietnam and Thailand for the Department of Education.


For this session, we were tasked with providing a data overview to shed light on the sector's current state and what we can expect in the future. During this session, we offered data-driven insights that navigated the past, present, and future of international education.


The presentation highlighted the rapid recovery in student numbers, which was earlier than expected, thanks to the dedication and hard work of those within the sector.


We also highlight the influence of mature-age international students and how their preferences are driving the need for employability and graduate outcomes.


We hope that this AIEC session was a valuable platform for discussing current and future trends, exploring potential challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of international education in Australia.