Australian Government

Introduction

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students seeking a world-class education experience. With international students as well as those who have studied through the Australia Awards and the New Colombo Plan programs, Australia has alumni from every corner of the globe.

More than 2.5 million international students have studied here in the last fifty years. Over 80,000 alumni received Australian Government Scholarships and Fellowships from the Colombo Plan in the 1950s through to the Australia Awards and the New Colombo Plan today.

The Government has developed a new Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy which will reach out to the Global Alumni community, inviting alumni to connect and engage with Australia and the region. This website will play a central role now the Strategy is activated.


What is the Australia Global Alumni Website?

The Australia Global Alumni website is a virtual global network that has been created to connect, build and invigorate the international community of scholars who have studied in Australia and Australians who have studied overseas.

This website and social media platform will support alumni to continue building on educational and cultural experiences. It will provide the opportunity to participate in ongoing personal and professional development and network with other alumni.

The Australia Global Alumni website includes content of general interest to alumni such as news articles, public events and alumni stories. These could come from the Australian Government, academic institutions, industry experts, businesses or alumni themselves.


An online community of practice for alumni practitioners

The website also contains the Practitioner Hub, a virtual network for practitioners in global alumni engagement – such as Australian education institutions, alumni associations, state and federal government agencies and professional bodies.

The Practitioner Hub seeks to improve coordination in international alumni engagement activities, create opportunities for collaboration and joint alumni activities, and strengthen Australia’s alumni engagement practice by sharing information and experiences and providing professional development.

The Hub will include content that will be useful to practitioners such as examples of good practice in alumni engagement ; in depth case studies of alumni engagement activities; blogs and webinars; and a space to store resources and forward plans useful for coordination and information sharing.

To register for the Practitioner Hub email globalalumni@dfat.gov.au