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Asia Education Foundation (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 23 countries across 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.


AEF equips educators and students with the intercultural learning and global perspectives to navigate a shared future with Asia.

AEF focuses its work on three interlinked approaches:

  1. Equip educators
  2. Enable youth
  3. Engage advocates

These three approaches are designed to be foundational elements of AEF offerings:

  1. International Education Partnerships
  2. Professional Learning and Youth Agency
  3. Education Research and Development

Our current and evolving programs and platforms are responsive, flexible, and highly effective education initiatives informed by evidence, built on collaboration, and focused on capacity building of educators and students around Australia and across the region. 

The Asia Education Foundation staff acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which they work, and pay their respects to the Elders, past and present.

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