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Indian, other foreigners rate Australia as tops for student safety.

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Melbourne, Oct 13 (ANI): Foreign students, including Indians rate Australia as
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 the safest place to study, but rank it third for education system prestige.

IDP Education, one of Australia's biggest international student recruitment companies, conducted the survey of more than 6000 students from eight countries from September 12 to October 6. Of those surveyed, 1130 were Indian students.

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 a global survey, notwithstanding the violent attacks on Indian students in Australia, nearly 40 per cent of respondents ticked Australia as the safest place when asked to choose from a list comprising Australia, the US, Britain, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.  and Canada.

The US ranked last for safety, with 4.3 per cent.

Students, however, did not believe Australia offered the most prestigious education system.

On this measure, the US rated most highly (42 per cent), followed by Britain (28 per cent) and Australia (15 per cent).

Only one Australian university, the Australian National University Australian National University, located in Canberra and state-sponsored, founded 1946 as Australia's only completely research-oriented university. Originally limited to graduate studies, it expanded in 1960, merging with Canberra University College (est. 1929). , was placed in the top 30 of the recent Times Higher Education's ranking of the world's top 100 universities.

The IDP research surveyed students from China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. .

The findings will be presented at the Australian International Education Conference starting in Sydney today. (ANI)

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Date:Oct 21, 2009
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