John Bolton

John Bolton
Deakin University · School of Communication and Creative Arts

PhD Candidate (part-time)
Transnational Education Partnerships in Higher Education since the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia, Indonesia & Vietnam


My research area focuses on the internationalisaton of higher education: TNE Partnerships in HE and how they have been reshaped since the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
February 2020 - November 2020
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Asialink Leaders Program
May 2018 - October 2018
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Field of study
  • Governance
February 2017 - August 2018
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Executive Business Program


Project (1)
Preparing the documentation and presentation for the PhD colloquium to be held in July 2021. Potential research question: How does the University Global Engagement agenda advance university and government policy towards community educational and social outcomes? Sub-questions: 1. What is the function of Global Engagement at universities? 2. How does Global Engagement advance the core business of universities i.e. Teaching, Learning & Research? 3. How does Global Engagement impact international relations? (How does it play a role in soft power?) 4. Does Global Engagement have social influences and outcomes on students and a nation’s policies? If so, what evidence is there of these influences and outcomes? 5. Under what conditions does Global Engagement become more critical for universities? (e.g. what role does it play in a pandemic) 6. What shapes ideologies & agendas across Indonesia, Vietnam & Australia?