At ECU International (ECUI), we work with many institutional partners/agents around the world to ensure that Edith Cowan University (ECU) has a developed international profile and to advance the internationalisation of ECU, thus encouraging international students to choose ECU and Perth as their study abroad destination as well as encouraging ECU students to study abroad. We work closely with a wide range of teaching, research and administrative staff from Faculties / Schools / Centres within ECU to ensure that international activities are effectively managed.
ECUI is made up of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and International), the Dean’s Office, the Strategic and Governance Team, International Partnership Development Team, International Partnership Services Team, and International Admission Team.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and International), Professor Ron Oliver, provides strategic leadership over the internationalisation of education at ECU.
Professor Gensheng Shen, Dean of ECU International, manages ECU International and interacts with Faculties / Schools / Centres throughout ECU to promote the internationalisation of education in teaching, learning and research, and provides leadership on the university’s international operations.
Three Associate Deans (International), Associate Professor Helen Vella Bonavita, Associate Professor Jim Cross and Dr Madeleine Ogilvie, form the strategic planning and governance team. This team is responsible for providing strategic direction to international activities and coordination on matters of legal compliance and quality assurance. Working with International Coordinators at faculty levels, the ADIs develop and manage the international operations in their faculties.
Mr Malcolm Baigent, Manager of International Partnership Development and Services, manages the International Partnership Development Team and Partnership Services Teams. The Partnership Development Team is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic partnership development/marketing plan. Partnership Development Managers promote the university by establishing partnership with overseas education institutions, visiting partner institutions for seminars, supporting and managing agents, and attending overseas education recruitment events to counsel prospective students and parents. The Partnership Development Team manages our global network of agents / representatives and also coordinates the participation of ECU academic staff in recruitment activities. The team also maintains the ECU International website and develops international course guides, brochures, advertising, and promotional materials. The Partnership Services Team consists of Partnership Officers and Services Officers. The Team is responsible for agreement preparation and documentation, management and quality assurance of offshore programs, and coordination and promotion of inbound and outbound student mobility programs.
Mr Simon Davies Burrows leads the International Admission Team, which consists of International Admissions Officers and Admissions Support Officers. They liaise with all of the Faculties / Schools to assess and process both off-shore and on-shore applications and issue an offer. The team is also responsible for overseeing the health insurance arrangement for international students.