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Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards 20 July 2017 An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. More >>

UNZ welcomes first Health Research Strategy

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:13 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

By 2020 New Zealand will be investing over $120 million annually on health research so it’s critical the Health Research Strategy released today has the greatest impact possible. More >>

FMB Reynolds Law Scholarship awarded to Alison Chamberlain

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:51 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Auckland solicitor Alison Chamberlain has been awarded the 2017 FMB Reynolds Scholarship in Law which will see her carrying our post-graduate study towards a Bachelor of Civil Law at the prestigious University of Oxford. More >>

No real commitment to great universities

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:25 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future. More >>

Universities generate $19.95 billion in regions

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:38 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New research shows that New Zealand’s universities contribute up to $19.95 billion to the regions where they are located and individually drive between 1.6% and 6.5% of regional GDP. More >>

Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to Hamish Thomas

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:16 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Hamish Thomas, aged 17 from Christchurch, has been awarded the prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship which will see him study Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics, at the University of Cambridge. More >>

Scholarship for outstanding women lawyers announced

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:42 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The 2017 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has been awarded to Johanna McDavitt. More >>

Universities high performing but underfunded

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The latest rankings show that New Zealand has an efficient, high-performing university sector that is struggling to maintain its place in the world against a backdrop of underfunding. More >>

Sir Douglas Myers

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:29 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand manages the Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship for undergraduate students to study at Cambridge University. The scholarship covers tuition and college fees, and provides a living allowance, which is worth approximately £34,000 or NZ$60,000 ... More >>

Concerns over persistent UE disparity for Māori & Pasifika

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:48 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors welcome the increased numbers of secondary school students achieving NCEA Level 2 but remained concerned about the persistent achievement gap at University Entrance level for Māori and Pasifika students. More >>

Productivity Commission report fails NZ

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:00 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Productivity Commission has again failed to understand the real challenges facing New Zealand’s universities and is trying to fix what’s not broken while ignoring things that are. More >>

Universities’ expertise strengthening Asia-Pacific ties

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand says the three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence announced today demonstrate the important role universities play in sharing their research and expertise with government and business to support their work with these important ... More >>

NZ universities excel in QS World University Subject ranking

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:48 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand has again excelled in the latest world university rankings, being placed in the top 50 universities in the world in 22 different subjects, and in the top 100 in 39 (out of a possible 46) subjects. More >>

A degree is a smart investment

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:40 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Students recognise that earning a degree creates great benefits for them and their families, and that’s why they are willing to take on an average of $15,000 debt as they know they’ll earn $1.3-$4 million more over their working lives than a ... More >>

Universities awarded 92.5% of Marsden research funding

Friday, 4 November 2016, 2:46 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand congratulates all researchers awarded grants in this year’s Marsden Funding, which supports New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities. More >>

Governor-General announces Rhodes Scholars for 2017

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 11:28 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Governor-General has announced that the 2017 Rhodes Scholarship has been awarded to three outstanding all-round graduates, to support their post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, and to nurture them as public-spirited leaders for the ... More >>

Universities New Zealand to strengthen ties with India

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 11:56 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has announced the development of an engagement strategy to strengthen relationships with India and also attract more university students to New Zealand, during a delegation to India led by Prime Minister John Key. More >>

Economic impact of New Zealand’s universities

Friday, 30 September 2016, 4:16 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New research confirms the major contribution New Zealand’s eight universities make to the nation’s economy, through productivity gains from research, innovation and teaching as well as through international education. More >>

Productivity Commission Report far from presenting a vision

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:02 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors are currently carefully considering the Productivity Commission’s 400-page report on new models of tertiary education says Chris Whelan, Executive Director of Universities New Zealand. More >>

NZ universities again ranked amongst world’s best

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10:07 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Once again all New Zealand’s universities have been ranked among the best in the world, with five universities improving their rankings and three achieving the same rank as last year, in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. More >>

 

 

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