Australia & New Zealand

Record number of overseas students expected at University of Wollongong as enrolments soar

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is preparing to host a record number of overseas students this year, well surpassing the previous peak of new enrolments recorded before COVID.
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Australian student data hack highlights the critical importance of cyber security

International students in Australia have been left fearful of the repercussions of a major data breach of Australian private health insurance company Medibank, one of five companies authorised to provide compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

AMP swoops in on $112m student accom facility

AMP Capital has purchased the newly developed 731-bed student accommodation facility from the Australian National University (ANU) for $112 million.

Amber Infrastructure takes INPP into New Zealand with NZ$200m investment

Amber Infrastructure has entered the New Zealand market for the first time, acquiring five assets from Morrison & Co on behalf of International Public Partnerships (INPP).

Mass timber meets sustainability goals at Inveresk student accommodation

Sustainability was identified as the key objective during the construction of student residences at the Inveresk campus of the University of Tasmania.

Victoria University chooses $1.8 million loss over higher increase in hall fees

Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington says an estimated $400,000 Wellington rates rebate is effectively being passed back on to students in the form of a lower increase to hall fees for next year. It comes as the university predicts a $1.

Barings establishes APAC real estate debt operations

Barings Real Estate Debt is now in Asia Pacific, with three new loans and plans for more. Barings has agreed a combined $259.3 million in loans in Australia, including $162.5 million to fund the construction of two purpose-built student accommodation projects in Sydney and a $40.

How Australia became a blueprint for a $78b Canadian fund

For Canadian investment giant Ivanhoé Cambridge, its strategy in Australia has become very much a blueprint on how to inflation-proof returns from real estate in a world of rising rates.

Surge in student visa refusal rates causing alarm in Australian education sector

A sharp dip in the number of offshore Australian student visas approved for students from India, Pakistan and Nepal has sparked concern following a surge in applications from these countries since Australia’s borders reopened.

Canadians tip $1b into Scape’s student digs

Canadian property giant Ivanhoe Cambridge is committing close to $1 billion in funding to student housing operator Scape’s main fund, as the sector bounces back strongly with the return of international students.
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