호주 대사관
대한민국 & 북한

한호 고등교육 포럼

Objective and context

While the Republic of Korea has undeniably been an appealing partner for student mobility and research collaboration for Australia, there exists significant potential for even deeper cooperation within the higher education sector. The primary objective of the 2024 Australia-Korea Higher Education Forum is to foster dynamic and mutually beneficial collaboration between Australian and Korean institutions. This initiative aims to share information, promote research collaboration and excellence and to strengthen institutional partnerships between Australia and Korea. The Korean Ministry of Education has recently implemented new policy changes in Higher Education that gives authority to Local Governments to proactively work with their local Universities and Industry to develop and deliver strategic investments aligned with regional growth. This new policy is supported by significant funding and a clear focus on increasing international engagement – including in research collaboration and student mobility.  Australia is very well placed to partner with Korean Universities to maximise the new opportunities available for both countries. The 2024 Australia-Korea Higher Education Forum recognizes the importance of aligning higher education practices with contemporary needs, technological advancements, and the evolving demands of the job market. In the ever-evolving landscape of global education, both Australia and Korea aim to create resilient and adaptable higher education frameworks that meet the aspirations of students and industry and to also contribute to deeper understanding and engagement between both nations.

 

PROGRM

Time (Seoul)

Speaker

Topic

1330 - 1400

Registration

1400 - 1420

Introductions and welcome

Moderator: Janine Pitt, Counsellor (Education & Research)

1400 - 1410

Group Photo

1410 - 1420

H.E. Mr Jeff Robinson, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (TBC)

 

Director-General of International Affairs, Korean Ministry of Education (TBC)

Opening remarks

 

 

Congratulatory remarks

1420 - 1510

Session I: Education Reforms - Transforming Education for the Future

Both Korea and Australia are going through major educational reform to adapt to the changing domestic situation and to prepare for the future.

In this session, both countries will share updates on their education policies and discuss the context for the changes and the opportunities available.

1420 – 1445

Representative from the Ministry of Education or key stakeholder (25 mins)

  • Regional Innovation System and Education (RISE)
  • Glocal Universities Initiative

1445 – 1510

Representative from the Department of Education or key stakeholder (25 mins)

  • Australian Universities Accord
  • Trailblazer Universities Program

1510 - 1525

Coffee Break

1525 - 1535

Session II: Science and Research Priorities (TBC)

Sam Hwang, Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), Australian Embassy

1535 - 1630

 

Session III: Research and Industry Collaboration Opportunities

Research collaboration/University – Industry collaboration

Australia is known for their research collaboration and Korea has strength in university-industry collaboration. These fields are closely connected, providing a potential sharing pool for each country. Therefore, this session will be showcasing successful cases from each country and present ideas of potential opportunities which lead to deeper linkages between the two countries.

1535 - 1555

Two representatives from Australian universities (10 mins each)

1555 - 1615

Two representatives from Korean universities (10 mins each)

1615 - 1630

Questions and Answers

1630 - 1640

Observations and votes of thanks by Janine Pitt, Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian Embassy Seoul

1640

Event close

 

Note: Registration for the Australia – Korea Networking Reception will begin at 1730 after the forum.