Culture Bridge is an independent, non-for- profit public policy think tank dedicated to researching and finding best practice solutions in relation to cross-cultural interaction and integration issues in Australia. Culture Bridge has a particular focus on domestic and international student integration within the higher education context. Australian universities are becoming increasingly multicultural with international student intake growing significantly. Australia is one of the largest providers of tertiary education to international students. With greater diversity in our universities and workplaces, institutions are recognizing a need to ensure successful integration of domestic and international populations in these institutions.
Culture Bridge appreciates that the key to developing and implementing an effective strategy for cultural understanding and cohesion is a fundamental understanding of the diverse groups involved and the current and potential barriers to successful integration. Culture Bridge also engages in comprehensive research beyond the university sphere to investigate challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural interaction on local, state and national levels. Culture Bridge provides considered and practical advice on these issues and published research, articles and policy recommendations.