Internationalisation at Deakin University

Internationalisation at Deakin

Internationalisation is vital to ensuring that Deakin achieves its mission to be a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves.

In pursuing this mission, Deakin has identified six core commitments that shape its distinctive contribution to higher education in Australia and that guide every aspect of its activities. One of these is to have ‘an international outlook'. In relation to this commitment the University’s goal is:

' have an international outlook in relation to teaching and research and to enhance the international capabilities and international understanding among students, staff and the wider community, so as to be a university of choice for international and Australian students and staff.'

Internationalisation at Deakin embraces and influences activities in the following five areas:

1. Student experience

  • Enriching the learning experience
  • Enhancing Deakin’s international reputation
  • Building a diverse international student population on all campuses

2. Curriculum -  teaching and learning          

  • Preparing students for working in global markets
  • Preparing students for operating internationally
  • Expanding the study of a second language

3. Research

  • Pursuing international research collaboration
  • Creating international research centres

4. Student support

  • Welcome, orientation and induction
  • Providing academic and social assistance and support
  • Alumni activities

5. Community engagement

  • Sharing Deakin’s knowledge and expertise with overseas governments, businesses, professional and other groups
  • Engaging Deakin’s domestic communities with its international students and activities.

Deakin also operates various programs which contribute to the internationalisation of Deakin, its courses, students and staff, including:





Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

16th December 2009