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Are you ready for the future of education?

The international education sector is evolving rapidly as universities, colleges and other providers seek to create environments and platforms where students can learn what they need to know when they need to know it and thrive in a knowledge rich world. Changes in government funding models in many countries, the impact of new digital delivery models and the growing demand for higher education especially in Asia and the Middle East are resulting in challenges and opportunities for institutions of all sizes. With education and research talent being highly mobile, the IRC global alliance brings a unique perspective and understanding to this important and exciting sector.

Practice Leaders

Rohan Carr

Rohan Carr

Global Practice Leader

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

EMEA Practice Leader

Stacy Holland

Stacy Holland

Americas Practice Leader

Tom  Vovers

Tom Vovers

Asia Pacific Practice Leader


Educational leadership in a post-COVID world

The past six months have been challenging for all within the higher education sector. Leaders have had to respond rapidly, adapt to change and lead teams remotely. And as ANU’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt recently noted, “We don’t expect to ever return to business as usual post COVID”.

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2019 higher education talent trends in Australia

The higher education sector not only shapes the world in which we live but also is shaped by it. While Australian universities undoubtedly punch above their weight internationally, they remain highly susceptible to global events; be they opportunities or challenges. This will no doubt continue in 2019.

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Professor Pookong Kee on the Higher Education System in Australia and Asia

Professor Pookong Kee, currently Director of the University of Melbourne's Asia Institute has recently been appointed as the next BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. Professor Kee brings a unique perspective with his extensive experience at senior levels both in Australia and within Asia. We recently caught up with Professor Kee and discussed emerging issues in higher education in the region.

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Global Expertise:

  • Educational Support & Service Organizations
  • Higher Education / Universities / Colleges
  • Private & Public Sector Organizations
  • Research Bodies & Institutes
  • Senior Academic & Management Appointments