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Monday, February 28, 2005

Increasing the number of Iranian students in Australian universities

Australia has the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world behind the USA and UK. Statistics revealed that there has been a significant increase over last year in the number of middle East countries from UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq and Jordan looking at Australia as a chosen destination for higher education.
Last week there was a "postgraduate welcome barbeque" in RMIT. It was as an orientation session for the new postgraduate students. In that ceremony I was surprised with meeting 10 new Iranian students. Due to Australian universities advertising in Iran, the number of Iranian students has increased in most of these universities. Although, this makes me happy to have more people from my home country, people in Iran should pay more attention to the economic issues in Australia. From last year till now, the universities tuition fee has increased up to 25%. Public transport's fare has increased at least 15% from last year till now. This inflation is not limited to these two items. It includes most of goods and services. Just have a look at "Australian Bureau of Statistics"


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