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About AEF

About AEF

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AEF provides school leaders, teachers and students with the global perspectives and tools to amplify their intercultural skills and mindsets. AEF delivers informative resources, national and international professional learning, innovative programs and rich networks that connect Australian schools with over 20 countries in Asia-Pacific. Since 1992, AEF has been an initiative of Asialink  at The University of Melbourne and partners with the Australian Government, state and territory education jurisdictions, education professional associations, business and philanthropic supporters.

What we do

AEF links the world into world-class education through CO-DESIGNING education initiatives and digital services that

  • EQUIPS diverse education systems, leaders and educators with the knowledge, skills and networks for deep intercultural learning that benefits school communities
  • ENABLES  young people to develop intercultural capabilities, through critical and creative thinking, so that they have the agency to navigate a complex world 
  • ENGAGE advocacy with key partners in business development, research and communications that grow the expertise and channels to address global competencies


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