Sue Elliott appointed President of APAIE

October 15 / 169

Professor Sue Elliott
Professor Sue Elliott

Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Sue Elliott has been recently appointed incoming President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education.

She is the first Australian and also the first woman to preside in the role, and will take office in March when the APAIE annual conference is held in Melbourne.

APAIE is an international non-profit organisation whose goal is to activate and reinforce the internationalisation of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

Their mission is to achieve greater cooperation among those responsible for international education and internationalisation in Asia-Pacific institutions and to promote the quality of international programs, activities, and exchanges for the harmony and advancement of the Asia-Pacific region.

The annual conference will attract more than 1,000 international education professionals – from professors to vice-chancellors to international exchange coordinators – whose goals and aspirations seed academic excellence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Elliott said international education was a hugely important industry for Australia, earning the second largest export income after resources, and drawing students from all over the world, especially from the quickly expanding nations in Asia where demand for tertiary education has drastically outstripped supply.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to share with colleagues in the higher education community the University of Melbourne’s experiences and expertise in attracting international students while maintaining quality, diversity and equity,” she said.

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