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Up Education

CDU partners with UP Education to support international student university entrance

11 Oct 2019

Leveraging more than 20 years of international expertise delivering higher level education opportunities, UP Education is bringing its proven formula of pathway learning to Charles Darwin University (CDU) to support international students who have set their sights on gaining university entrance.

Under the CDU International College UP Education will deliver a range of new courses including CDU’s Foundation, First Year Diplomas, Masters Preparation Program and Masters Qualifications Programs at the university’s Waterfront campus in Darwin from February 2020.

The CDU partnership sees UP Education solidify its education offering in Australia with two additional partnerships recently secured including Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and University of Tasmania in Hobart.

UP Education Chief Executive, Mark Rushworth said he was impressed with CDU’s dedication to increasing its international student body, commitment to cultural diversity and innovative approach to education, and UP Education was pleased to be selected as the university’s trusted academic partner.

“We have extensive experience in the provision of pathway courses, educating more than 1000 pathways students from around the world each year across Australia and New Zealand. I firmly believe we can be a transformative partner – delivering international students who will be motivated by the university’s outstanding graduate employment performance and rising-star status in the delivery of tertiary education globally,” Mr Rushworth said.

UP Education now has six partnerships in the Australasian market: Swinburne, University of Tasmania, CDU, University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, and Victoria University of Wellington.

The Provost of CDU, Professor Sue Carthew, said the pathway programs would prepare international students who aspired to gain entrance to the university.

“This will be the first time that CDU has offered university pathway programs to students and we look forward to all parties benefitting from the success of our partnership with UP Education,”

Professor Carthew said.

University Partnerships CEO, Marnie Watson said the partnership with CDU was an exciting addition for UP Education as it continued to grow its presence in Australia.

“The geographic position of the university, closer than any other Australian university to key student markets, signifies the powerful potential of this partnership and the great outcomes we can deliver together. The university’s graduate employment performance, its rising-star global tertiary education status, and inclusive culture make it a highly desirable choice for international students,”

Ms Watson said.

CDU has been identified by Times Higher Education as one of an elite global group of “rising stars” – a new generation of challenger universities quickly rising in world rankings. The university also came out joint top in a ranking of the highest graduate salaries in the country. CDU graduates recorded a median salary of $65,200 in the latest Good Universities Guide.

UP Education recently opened its Australian head office in Surry Hills, Sydney.