The international activities inform and enrich the teaching, research and professional contributions of our Faculty. We have a focus on Asia, in particular building on our long standing partnerships with universities in Hangzhou and Harbin, PR China.
We believe that our students need to learn from the best in the world and be exposed to the global issues in their field. To do this we offer collaborative teaching programs with overseas partners, student exchanges of up to one semester and student study tours, placements or internships in a range of locations.
Collaborative teaching programs
Examples of our collaborative joint programs include:
- Post graduate forensic science (on-line delivery) with the University of Edinburgh and University of Florida
- Post graduate Master of Education (off-shore intensive delivery) with Harbin Normal University
We also have a number of articulations and credit arrangements with universities that enable international students to study the first part of their degree in their home country and complete a UC degree in 1 or 2 years.
Research relationships with leading overseas universities
Faculty staff partner with other international researchers to ensure that our research contributes to global knowledge exchange. This international work focuses on developing countries such as Pakistan, India and Papua New Guinea where our partnerships feature the capacity building of local researchers and universities. We also contribute to comparative research projects in the USA, UK and Canada.
Study tours and professional placements for educators and students
Building on our first and highly successful Study Tour for education professionals to China in late 2012, we are currently developing further tours for other areas of the faculty and for students. A program that places Teacher Education students from the Central Michigan University (CMU) in ACT schools has been conducted successfully for the past two years. In 2013 University of Canberra students are placed in Michigan for part of their course professional experience requirements. International placements and student and staff exchanges are a growing feature of the faculty's courses and the way the faculty staff work internationally.
The many cultural backgrounds of our staff and international students provide the faculty with an invaluable resource for internationalising our curriculum. In 2013, as part of our curriculum renewal, we will be drawing on these many perspectives to ensure that our courses prepare our students for the dynamic global intellectual challenges.