1. Free quarantine navigation between Australia and Singapore
The quarantine-free exchange travel bubble between Australia and Singapore was officially announced and will be launched on November 8.
This interconnected corridor will allow vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members to travel to and from Singapore without isolation. But at present, entering Australia can only choose to land in Sydney or Melbourne, because other states have not yet opened international travel.
At the same time, passengers travelling from Australia to Singapore can only book specific flights for passengers who have only been vaccinated to avoid forced quarantine.
After arriving at Changi Airport, passengers are also required to undergo a new crown test and be quarantined at the place of accommodation until a negative result is obtained. It is understood that this process may take several hours.
In addition, children under the age of 12 can also enter the country accompanied by fully vaccinated adult travelers.
The inter-communication travel between Australian citizens and permanent residents has been finalized, and another issue of inter-communication discussed between Singapore and Australia is about international students and business people holding temporary visas.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore stated that after Australia finalizes entry arrangements, students and business travelers from Singapore are expected to use this channel to travel to Australia.
Prime Minister Morrison said on Friday that according to an agreement proposed by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Australia will provide Singapore students with the opportunity to re-enter Australia as soon as possible and return to Australia with business travelers from Singapore.
This means that they will be the first important international tourists to arrive in Australia in addition to tourists from New Zealand since the Australian border was closed in March 2020.
2. US News World University Rankings, 5 Australian universities are in the top 50!
US News released the latest ranking of the world's best universities in 2022 this week!
This is the eighth consecutive year that US News has released a global ranking. The ranking pays special attention to the overall academic research and reputation of the school, rather than individual undergraduate or postgraduate courses. It can help students comprehensively compare higher education institutions around the world.
Just like last year, congratulations to Australia's eight major universities for entering the world's Top 100!
The University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, Monash University, and the University of New South Wales are all among the top 50 in the world!
Among the prestigious schools in Australia,
The University of Melbourne still leads Australia and ranks 25th in the world
The University of Sydney ranks second and 28th in the world
The University of Queensland maintains the third best results in Australia and successfully breaks into the world's top 40
The world ranking of Monash University has advanced 8 places compared with last year, and the global ranking is #40, which is higher than Peking University again.
The global ranking of the University of New South Wales has also risen by 10 places!
3. 2021 THE World University Reputation Ranking! 6 Australian universities enter the top 200!
This week, Times Higher Education released the 2021 World University Reputation Rankings. This ranking is based on the results of the Times Higher Education Reputation Survey and ranked the 200 most prestigious universities in the world.
The 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking covers more than 1,500 universities from 93 countries/regions, and is by far the largest and most diverse university ranking.
The ranking measures each core mission of a research university based on 13 meticulously calibrated performance indicators, including: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. The University of Oxford has ranked first in the global rankings for the fifth consecutive year, and Tsinghua University in China has become the first Asian university in the world's top 20 under the existing research methods (adopted in 2011).