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All-Rounder Wins Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 1:18 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Maria English is looking forward to being challenged by the wide range of views she will encounter when studying for a degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS) at Cambridge University later this year. More >>

Unis Press For Investment Despite Budget Concern

Friday, 29 May 2009, 10:17 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Universities, as major contributors to economic recovery and growth, will continue to argue their case for increased public investment despite worrying signs for university funding in the Budget. Their representative body, the NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, ... More >>

University-Private Partnerships Acknowledged

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 3:49 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Prime Minister John Key’s acknowledgement that partnerships between universities and the private sector achieve real results that have a major economic impact has been welcomed by the organisation which represents university interests in this country. More >>

News Bulletin: Uni Contributions To Business

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 11:26 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

The contributions to business success from the commercialisation of university research are multiple, according to Auckland UniServices CEO Dr Peter Lee. They include not only the formation of new companies but also licences and contracted research to ... More >>

Celebrating A University Research Success Story

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 10:51 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Commercialisation of university research is currently generating a billion dollars for the New Zealand economy through the market capitalisation of spin-out companies. More >>

Policy Preoccupation Unhelpful

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 3:33 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

The current political emphasis on student financial support as an election issue is unhelpful for New Zealand’s tertiary education and economic strategies, according to the body which represents the country’s eight universities. More >>

Move On Commonwealth Scholarships Welcomed

Monday, 13 October 2008, 5:22 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Commonwealth Scholarships enabling students from developed Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand to study at top universities in the United Kingdom have been partially restored for 2009 following a recent decision by the UK Department for ... More >>

Marsden Fund Growth Must Continue

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 5:34 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Good, but not yet good enough was how New Zealand’s eight universities greeted the largest ever annual investment by the Marsden Fund with $54 million to be outlaid over three years on 91 new research projects. More >>

Significant Investment In University Research

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 4:42 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Universities’ crucial role as the major research providers in this country has been recognised through contestable contracts worth $93.6 million in the latest investment round by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. More >>

Universities Appreciate Health Research Support

Friday, 6 June 2008, 12:31 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

New funding of $63 million for health researchers emphasises the role universities play as the principal providers of research in this country, according to the chair of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, Professor Roger Field. More >>

Research Funds Increase Modest

Friday, 23 May 2008, 2:31 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Budget increases in research funds of interest to universities have been described as modest by their peak body, the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. More >>

Massey Student Recipient Of Post-Grad Scholarship

Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:47 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Massey University postgraduate student Kirsty Hammond is a joint winner of a Pukehou Pouto Scholarship for 2008; it has been announced by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC). More >>

Student Numbers Increase, University Funding Falls

Friday, 16 May 2008, 3:35 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Universities have hit back at assertions by Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson that university funding has increased by 87 per cent in the 15 years to 2006. More >>

Universities Welcome TEC Appointment

Friday, 2 May 2008, 12:39 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

The appointment of Canterbury University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Sharp as the new Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission has been welcomed by the representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities. More >>

Girdlers’ Scholar for 2008

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 5:16 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Former Columba College deputy head girl Emma Hutton, currently studying first-year music at the University of Otago, has been selected as the Girdlers’ Scholar for 2008, a prestigious award regarded as the undergraduate equivalent of the Rhodes ... More >>

New Executive Director for NZVCC

Friday, 14 September 2007, 10:43 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

The NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, the representative body for the country’s eight universities, today announced the appointment of Penny Fenwick as its new Executive Director. More >>

Reform Bill – Select Committee left in no doubt

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 4:15 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors attended this morning’s Education and Science Select Committee hearing on the Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Bill en masse to reinforce that university concerns over the legislation centre on the need to ... More >>

Universities Support Investment Direction

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 3:36 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Universities welcome the Government’s new investment approach to their funding which recognises both quality and relevance in university education, the chair of the NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, Professor Roy Sharp, says. More >>

Testament To University Research Quality

Friday, 4 May 2007, 3:24 pm | Vice-Chancellors Committee

The outcome of the latest Performance-Based Research Fund quality evaluation is further confirmation of the university sector’s vital contribution to the national research effort, according to the NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, the representative body ... More >>

NZVCC Electronic News Bulletin

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 10:47 am | Vice-Chancellors Committee

Professor Walsh to chair CUAP; Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships enable vital research; Government renews private provider protocol; Doug Myers Scholarship for 2007; KAREN collaboration forum planned; REANNZ supports 10 projects; Cricket and triathlon feature ... More >>