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New opportunities with Chinese universities

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:17 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An agreement renewed today between New Zealand and Chinese universities will help pave the way for new collaboration opportunities between faculty and students in New Zealand and China including research partnerships, leadership development programmes ... More >>

Rhodes Scholarships awarded to 3 exceptional New Zealanders

Friday, 7 November 2014, 1:32 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three outstanding young New Zealanders have been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. The announcement was made by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at Government ... More >>

New Zealand universities still in top 3% globally

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:36 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand universities still in top 3% globally New Zealand universities still rank in the top 3% world-wide despite slippage in the latest tables says the Acting Chair of Universities New Zealand Professor Harlene Hayne. Under the Times Higher ... More >>

NZ universities support Labour’s commitment to lift funding

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand welcomes the Labour Party’s commitment to increase funding for health, education and other public services by $1 billion a year, says acting Universities New Zealand chair and University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor ... More >>

Kiwi engineering student to study at Duke University

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:40 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An excellent all round engineering student from the University of Auckland, who wants to use his education and skills to give back to New Zealand, has been awarded a scholarship to study at prestigious Duke University in the United States. More >>

NZ universities view budget as step in the right direction

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:34 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara welcomes student achievement component (SAC) funding increases announced in today’s budget for science, agriculture, pharmacy and physiotherapy on a per capita basis. More >>

Exceptional student’s dreams to advance Asian development

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 1:18 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An exceptional New Zealand student committed to creating a better world, with a focus on Asian development, has been awarded a scholarship to study at esteemed Duke University in the United States. More >>

Outstanding all-rounder heading to Cambridge University

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 12:54 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Shem Harris, a first-year University of Auckland student determined to have a positive impact on society, will study at Cambridge University after being awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship 2014. More >>

Fiftieth NZ Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:52 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Paul Newton-Jackson, a first-year music student at the University of Waikato, is the fiftieth New Zealander to be awarded the Girdlers’ Scholarship to study at Cambridge University’s Corpus Christi College. More >>

Fiftieth NZ Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:20 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Paul Newton-Jackson, a first-year music student and Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar at the University of Waikato, is the fiftieth New Zealander to be awarded the Girdlers’ Scholarship to study at Cambridge University’s Corpus Christi College. More >>

NZ universities rank among the world’s best

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 12:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The latest world rankings demonstrate that New Zealand universities lead the world when it comes to internationalisation. More >>

Universities welcome Tertiary Education Strategy

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:13 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand- Te Pōkai Tara welcomes the release of the Tertiary Education Strategy (2014-2019) and will work closely with Government to achieve key goals such as boosting student achievement, occupational skills and economic growth. More >>

Governance changes will undermine role of universities

Monday, 17 February 2014, 9:34 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand opposes plans to change the composition of university councils which will remove the statutory protections that ensure universities have the independence and diversity to effectively represent the communities they serve. More >>

NZ’s Universities Sign Cooperation Agreement with France

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12:39 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Stronger academic cooperation between New Zealand and France to enhance the quality of university education and research is a step closer with an agreement signed today at the French Embassy by Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara and its French ... More >>

Rhodes Scholars Elect For 2014

Friday, 8 November 2013, 4:20 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Benjamin Abraham, Hamish Tomlinson and Alice Wang and have been selected as Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2014, following a selection meeting chaired by the Governor-General at Government House in Wellington on 7 November. More >>

New Executive Director for Universities NZ

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 10:42 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand –Te Pōkai Tara[1], the representative body for the country’s eight universities, today announced the appointment of Chris Whelan as its new Executive Director. Mr Whelan will take up the position of Executive Director at the beginning ... More >>

New Universities NZ Chair keen to enhance contribution

Monday, 1 July 2013, 10:45 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Professor Roy Crawford, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Waikato, has been appointed Chair of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara. More >>

Budget recognises universities’ contribution to development

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5:08 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara welcomes the Government’s investment in science and innovation which acknowledges the value of research, and the central role that universities play in advancing this for the nation’s development and ... More >>

Universities rigorous in systems to prevent cheating

Monday, 13 May 2013, 4:21 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand universities are world-class and have proven and rigorous checks and balances to deal with cheating says Universities New Zealand. More >>

National Science Challenges welcomed by Universities

Thursday, 2 May 2013, 1:37 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Government’s National Science Challenges and additional funding to advance these have been welcomed by Universities New Zealand –Te Pōkai Tara, which supports a more strategic and collaborative approach to research. More >>

 

 

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