The office of the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, International is responsible for the strategic development of the College of Business international strategy, policy and profile.
The office ensures the implementation of the university’s new policies for international quality assurance and provides strategic oversight and support to the College’s international engagement activities and contributes to RMIT’s mission to be a prominent global university.
It provides essential and strategic advice regarding implementation and management of offshore program partnerships including:
- Contractual and compliance
- New program development
- Academic delivery models
- Transnational Education activities
- International partnership
- Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs)
- Collaborative Articulation Programs (CAPs)
- Sequential Articulation Programs
- Quality assurance and financial analysis
Additionally, it coordinates and provides support and assistance to staff who wish to host international delegations to the College of Business.
News from the Deputy PVC, International
Professional Development Programs for SUIBE staff
Each year since 2009, academic and professional staff from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) complete a training programs within the College of Business in Melbourne to assist with their professional development. Staff who have participated so far range from teachers of English language, academic staff and professional staff.
China-Australia Student Exchange
Each year 8 or 9 students from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) attend RMIT University in Melbourne as exchange students. The exchange agreement began in 2002 and has created many positive outcomes for both Chinese and Australian students. Many inbound students from Shanghai have received Endeavour Scholarships, while RMIT students have the choice to participate in a semester exchange, or a shorter-term study tour to Shanghai, also offered in partnership with SUIBE.
Shanghai Study Tour
The School of Business IT and Logistics has been running a two-week intensive study tour Program to the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) annually since 2002. More than 520 students both local and international have participated in the tour, which is open to domestic and international students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
This study tour provides RMIT students with excellent experiences in business globalisation in a Chinese context and understanding of Chinese culture and business. The RMIT/SUIBE Tour is under the academic leadership of Dr Paul R Cerotti who has won numerous awards including the Australian Learning and Teaching Citation for 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2007, the Vice Chancellors Award for outstanding contribution to teaching in the category of Team Teaching 2007, and the Teaching Excellence Higher Education Internationalisation Inaugural Award in 2010.
The study tour is a very popular one, attracting around 50 students from each of the three academic Colleges of the university each year.
Discussions regarding an in-bound study tour to RMIT in Melbourne are ongoing.
Recruitment of international students is coordinated by the University’s International Portfolio. International is responsible for the recruitment of prospective full-paying international students and study abroad students to the University, customer relationship management with agents, and the management of partnerships with RMIT transnational education partners.
If you are overseas, you can meet RMIT's international office staff in your country. Refer to the travel calendar for details.
Dr Eugene Sebastian
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business International
Phone: 9925 5798
Dr Sebastian is responsible for College-wide strategic leadership and advice on internationalisation, offshore education programs and the building of strategic global partners to raise the international reputation of the College, and enhance the quality and outcomes in education, research and engagement with public and private organisations worldwide.
Ms Jennifer Lim
Manager, International Development
Phone: 9925 5927
Jennifer is responsible for providing essential support and strategic advice to the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, International regarding the development and implementation of MOUs, transnational education partnerships, articulation and student exchange agreements, international engagement activities and international delegation visits. This also includes the development of contractual agreements, new programs and development of articulation pathways and financial analysis.
Ms Bri Johnstone
Senior Projects Officer
Ms Rita Butera
Phone: 9925 5620
Rita is executive assistant to Dr Eugene Sebastian and Mr Adam Seedsman, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry Engagement