Generation Asia Reports

Asia Society Australia and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) present a new research collaboration, mapping the challenges facing Asia-engaged young Australians in the pandemic era and exploring youth-focused solutions for a successful Asia-adjacent future.

Generation Asia Research Reports

The Generation Asia Research Reports are available from the Asia Society website. 


Generation Asia Report | Keeping Connected

Published in April 2022, this report explores the impact of COVID-19 on young Australians’ engagement with youth from across Asia.

The Generation Asia Report | Keeping Connected report is available on the Asia Society Website

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About the Project

Over a period of six months, from January to June 2022, both organisations, supported by the Victorian Government, worked together to produce and release three Generation Asia micro reports under the key themes: “Keeping Connected”, “Asia Competency and The Future of Work”, and “Championing our Talent”.

With Asian languages and studies education in continual decline in Australia, and the next generation set to be most adversely affected by regional tensions, travel immobility, policy apathy and the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must act now to empower future Asia-engaged leaders to find new and reimagined avenues to improving and growing our Asia capabilities.

Despite the challenges of the past two years, new innovations and opportunities have emerged across the international education and youth sectors for engagement with Asia. As we move into a cautious reopening of our cities, states and international borders in 2022, we will set out to capture some of these innovations and, in line with the return of student mobility onshore and offshore, showcase practical youth-focused solutions, pathways and policy recommendations for a flourishing Asia-adjacent future.

IEAA was pleased to partner with Asia Society Australia, as Australia’s leading global think-tank and membership organisation dedicated to Asia, on this project. This partnership will strike a vital balance between sectoral analysis and the broader context of geopolitical developments in the region.

Led by Dr Kirrilee Hughes, IEAA’s Research Manager, we are privileged to bring together an esteemed steering group to oversee the project, comprising Rebecca Hall, Commissioner for Victoria to South East Asia, Professor Ly Tran, School of Education, Deakin University, Professor Ren Yi, Pro Vice-Chancellor - International at the University of Southern Queensland and IEAA Board Member, Dr Davina Potts, Director, Future Students at the University of Melbourne, Jon Chew, Head of Strategic Insights and Analytics, Navitas, Rebecca Cozens, PhD candidate, Griffith University and representing  IEAA Young Professionals and Eloise Dolan, Program Manager and Generation Asia Lead, Asia Society Australia.

Presented in partnership with Asia Society Australia