Conference Theme

Towards a sustainable future for international education in the Asia Pacific

In the face of a multi-year global shut-down, international education across the globe had to adapt rapidly, implementing virtual solutions and changing delivery of teaching and learning. International Education is now in a transitional phase as international travel is resuming and innovative program delivery modes are being trialled. It is timely to consider the future sustainability for all facets of international education, in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. 


The conference theme can be addressed in numerous ways. For APAIE 2023, we invite proposal submissions which apply the theme in relation to:

  1. Student experience and well-being
  2. Partnerships and mobility
  3. Programs 
  4. Student recruitment

The last few years provided many challenges, but also unexpected opportunities. Unsurprisingly there were failures and successes as the sector reacted and adapted to a fast-changing global situation with little forward-planning. As we transition out of that phase and adapt to living with Covid, we strive to restore and enhance the international education sector. While it is becoming necessary to provide diverse options to cater for new uncertainties, we must ask whether these are sustainable? What are the new and emerging innovative practices we should consider for the Asia-Pacific region? How can we ensure they are equitable and inclusive and reflect the diversity of our region?

APAIE 2023 proposals should take the above into account. 

Note, pre-conference workshop proposals do not need to choose a stream.

Ideas of the types of topics that could be explored under each stream:

1. Student experience and well-being

  • Building an inclusive campus community
  • Innovations in student support
  • Supporting academic and language development
  • Responses to rapidly changing student expectations

2. Partnerships and mobility

  • Developing active partnerships
  • Best practice and innovation in student exchange
  • Enabling access and participation in student mobility programs 
  • New forms of partnerships to meet sustainability goals

3. Programs

  • TNE and borderless education
  • Developing globally competent graduates
  • Ensuring program offerings support a diverse international enrolment
  • Innovations in delivery for students, both on and off campus

4. Student recruitment

  • Diversification strategies
  • The role of virtual recruitment
  • Innovation in digital marketing.
  • Realities of changing markets