In the backdrop of falling overseas enrolments from India that has been sliding post student attack crisis, an Australian company has started an online service that provides a comprehensive guide for the overseas pupils wishing to take up studies in Australia.
From issues like where to study in Australia, how to enrol, which university to pick, travel and life experience or reviews, ratings on hundreds of university are now just a mouse click away.
The web site launched by Australian company Uni Australia, allows students to review, rank, rate and participate on online forums for all universities of Australia.
Uni Australia CEO Rowan Kunz said in a statement today that the service entails over 35,000 university student reviews apart from giving university comparison that allows students to compare university scores to see how they stack up.
It also provides student 'satisfaction surveys' which show how satisfied students are at a given university.
Kunz said that "while there is a valid general perception in India that Australia is a very dangerous place to live and study the attacks that monopolised the media's attention a year ago were located in specific suburbs of Melbourne, which are usually dangerous, even for locals. These attacks are not indicative of widespread racism or violence against Indian students in Australia".
www.uniaustralia.com.au also lists top 10 universities listings across a range of categories, provides comprehensive university course directory for all Australian universities and run forums where students can get their questions answered.
Image: Winthrop Hall at sunset, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.
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