Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Alumni Case Study: Outcomes and impact of globally mobile alumni

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Scholarships, Alumni, International students, Migration, Pathways, Motivation, Sustainable development, International relations, International cooperation, Higher education, Case studies, Surveys, Interviews


This case study by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (GTF) explores the contributions and outcomes of alumni of Australian development scholarships who move away from their home countries after completing their award. Analysis of 10 in-depth interviews and over 400 survey responses from mobile alumni are used to explore the journeys, connections and contributions of alumni who have moved from their country of origin. These ‘mobile alumni’ comprise a small minority of all alumni of Australian development scholarships. However, beyond anecdotal evidence, relatively little is known about this group— particularly in relation to the extent they are able to continue to contribute to the long-term outcomes of the Australia Awards.

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Canberra, Australia


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade