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Mr. Matthew Monkhouse

Brief Biography:


Matt has an established career within the higher education sector with significant experience in international relations, student recruitment and international marketing. Matt’s business development interests focus on stakeholder engagement with a focus on development of government and institutional relationships.

As Director, Global Engagement and Business Development Matt is responsible for leading multiple teams, based both on-shore and off-shore whose responsibilities include; international development, international policy, strategic planning, international projects, the development of global partnerships (government, industry, Institutional), marketing and communications, international student recruitment and student/staff mobility programs.


Title of the Lecture:

Best Practice in Internationalisation and the Benefits of a Centralised International Strategy



International education continues to be a major contributor to the global economy. Though perhaps more importantly it’s the increasingly vital source of revenue international students bring to individual institutions that is driving internationalisation strategies. Not to mention the importance internationalisation plays in an institution’s ranking strategy and overall student experience.

In a competitive market place its vital all university functions converge to effectively and efficiently meet a university’s strategic intent. A centralised international office is a business unit comprising a global network of international experts tasked to lead the development of region-specific strategies across Global Engagement, Business Development and International Communications. Fundamentally driving the internationalisation strategy whilst providing support to Faculty, Higher Degree Research office and other vital internal stakeholders; ensuring strategic goals are realised.

Using Macquarie University as an example we can demonstrate how a Centralised International Strategy creates synergy and maximises efficiencies across an institution.



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