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Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy - Summary report - 2016 and 2017

Summary of publication

This summary presents the key findings of the first report for the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy 2016-2020 (the Strategy), covering the 2016 and 2017 period. The purpose of the report is to provide a snapshot of progress towards the Strategy objectives by highlighting available data, evidence and profiles of Australia's alumni. Strategy objectives include:

  • Strengthening Australia's diplomatic access and influence
  • Growing trade, investment and business linkages
  • Promoting Australia's capabilities and credentials in education, science, research and innovation
  • Showcasing Australia as a contemporary, innovative, open society

Key findings from the first two years of implementing the Strategy:

  • Alumni create people-to-people links and reinforce professional linkages between institutions, organisations, businesses and governments
  • Alumni hold influential positions in Australia and around the world, and are a valuable soft power asset
  • Alumni improve perceptions of Australia by sharing positive views of Australia, its people and society
  • Alumni make positive contributions towards development initiatives
  • Alumni engage in business-related alumni activities, join local chambers of commerce, and participate in youth exchange programs and international youth forums, often creating new opportunities for Australian businesses
  • Alumni promote Australia's education, science, research and innovation

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Last Updated: 10 April 2019
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