Australia might have problems when it comes to secondary and higher-secondary education to an extent, but Australia flies high when it comes to university level education. Some might even point out that the Australian Government does more for university-level education than it does for school education. The Australian Government regularly involves itself in the betterment of education standards within the country; it set up the AQF to ensure that formal recognition can be achieved for ever legally obtained degree regardless of what you studied as long as you have completed the course and any form of evaluation that it may have contained.
The country is among the top 5 happiest in the world, and there are five metropolitans that are included in the list of top 40 cities for infrastructure in the world. Regarding cultural diversity, Australia is among the best places for international students to study in. As of 2012, most overseas students agreed that life and education standards are of exceptional quality in Australia. And to all you naysayers out there who think this was some random survey; this survey was conducted by the Australian Government to assess the standards of experience for international students. Overseas students have more to be excited about as well; there are seven universities featured in the list of top 100 universities in the world and the government along with educational groups is looking into ways of improving that number. If that wasn’t enough, the government along with scholarship bodies raise around USD 200,000,000 in scholarships every year. The Australian visa for students is also one of the strongest in the world that allows for international students to enjoy a number of perks as well as work during the holidays to network and pay-off student loans. The Australian Government has taken a number of efforts to ensure that the overall process has become easy for students, both domestic and foreign.
When people talk about countries that have contributed the most to the world in terms of technological development, they may not quickly think of Australia. But the country does not slack off either; the country is the origin point for a number of inventions such as WiFi, bionic ear, black box, among other innovations. The country also has set up a number of funded fellowship programs for students to research and innovate in a number of different sectors.
Australia may not seem like your most likely destination, but it should be.