Time to embrace data-driven decision making in Australian international higher education

Hi all, this is an older article from 2015 where I presented on the topic of data-driven decision making in Australian international higher education. It’s slightly out of date now, but I’ve published it for posterity’s sake. Originally published in October 2015.

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Somewhat ironically, I went with my gut-feeling when I argued that most international divisions in higher education in Australia were not making best use of the massive amount of data that our universities and educators have on international student mobility at the 2015 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) held in Adelaide last week.

Fortunately, no one called … Read the rest

IIE release next iteration of Open Doors data

It’s International Education Week in the United States and that has prompted the Institute of International Education (“IIE”), America’s premier professional association for international education research, to release the next iteration of the Open Doors report. For those in the know, the Open Doors report is a vital tool for measuring the flow of students around the world. While heavily US focused it’s nonetheless an excellent tool for examining student flows – even from Australia.

I’ve picked out some quotations from the press release of interest.

IIE has also highlighted how the US administration view international education as a vehicle … Read the rest

Follow me on Twitter & site design changes

Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svgI have a new public facing twitter account.

You’re welcome to follow me and bug me with questions, or abuse, or niceties. It’s really up to you.

You can find me @dbfmurray.

If you’re still following me on my now private twitter account, I’m still checking that, so don’t fret.

I’m also changing some of the site design around to accomodate longer articles. Unfortunately the previous theme, pretty as it was, wasn’t exactly image or video friendly.… Read the rest

UN Internship FAQ and Other Tales

It’s been some time since I’ve blogged here. About a year in fact. My bad.

I’m sorry, I’ve been busy. Anyway, I’ve finally gotten around to putting something up of use. The UN Internship FAQ. People kept commenting on my blog entries or sending me private message asking questions so I collated their questions and added in a few relevant notes to help people out. You can read the FAQ here.

I have been keeping my publications up to date which you can see here. I’ve also updated my ‘about me’ page for all you identity thieves out … Read the rest