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Budget does little to enhance universities

Friday, 21 May 2010, 11:28 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Yesterday’s budget does little to support our universities’ ability to contribute to the sustained economic growth that the government says will allow New Zealanders to realise their aspirations. More >>

New Chair for NZVCC

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 5:09 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Auckland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has been appointed for a two-year term as chair of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, the body that represents the interests of the country’s eight universities. Mr McCormack ... More >>

Economic Reform Plan Has Mixed Message for Unis

Monday, 30 November 2009, 3:40 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The 2025 Taskforce report aimed at increasing the country’s productivity contains recommendations that could potentially assist universities in maximising their contribution to closing the income gap with Australia. Professor Roger Field, chair of the New ... More >>

Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2010

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 4:34 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Thomas Hills, Alice Irving and Richard Stebbing have been selected as Rhodes Scholars following a selection meeting at Government House in Auckland yesterday. Tenable at Oxford University, Rhodes Scholarships constitute the pinnacle of achievement ... More >>

Building Critical Mass Around Key Academic Leaders

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 3:41 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Universities strongly back findings in a report on the economic benefits of publicly-funded research produced by the Government’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman. Their representative body – the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee ... More >>

Universities Positive On High-Level Rs&T Direction

Friday, 23 October 2009, 11:12 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Universities have welcomed the opportunity to influence the Government’s priorities for research, science and technology by responding to the just-released feedback document. More >>

NZVCC Newsletter

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 11:57 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

A publication to mark the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) was launched at a recent reception at Parliament Buildings hosted by the Speaker, the Hon Dr Lockwood Smith, in association with the NZVCC.  A former ... More >>

University Education A Critical Investment

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 1:26 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

International developments have once again demonstrated that university education is a critical investment for economies, individuals and societies at large, according to the body which represents the New Zealand university system. More >>

Policy on unfunded students crystal clear

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 5:11 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

With many media outlets now running stories on university enrolment pressures, a recent media release by Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley succinctly states the Government’s position: “Under the capped funding system introduced in 2008, ... More >>

Universities Committed To Driving Innovation

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 3:35 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Universities’ significant commitments to creating and applying knowledge to drive innovation in New Zealand are noted in Ministry of Education monitoring of the current tertiary education strategy. Driving innovation is one of three overarching goals ... More >>

Budget Special: Body blow dealt, future uncertain

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 3:56 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Budget 2009 has dealt universities a body blow, denied students study opportunities and raised serious concerns over future Government support for the university system. On the day, NZVCC reaction to the Budget identified those impacts on a sector which ... More >>

Budget Deals Body Blow To Universities

Friday, 29 May 2009, 11:40 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The full implications of the Budget for universities are now becoming apparent and the institutions are deeply concerned about immediate funding cuts and the signals from the Government over a lack of future support for the university system. “This ... More >>

Demand For Skills Acquisition Should Be Met

Friday, 15 May 2009, 9:28 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Increasing demand for university places in science, engineering and teaching should be met because New Zealand’s economic recovery is dependent on a workforce which includes these professional skills, according to the universities’ representative ... More >>

NZ Must Emulate Aus Funding Boost For Universities

Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 2:22 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The Australian budget has delivered that country’s universities A$5.3 billion of investment in teaching, research and innovation over six years and New Zealand university heads say that investment principle must now be followed here. Delivered last night, ... More >>

Universities Urge Government To Support Them

Friday, 1 May 2009, 4:33 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Disappointing is the university reaction to a ministerial speech made to a tertiary education summit in Wellington focussed on “Contributing to the Nation’s Future”. Professor Roger Field, who chairs the New Zealand universities’ representative ... More >>

Universities Key To Economic Recovery And Growth

Friday, 24 April 2009, 10:51 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Increases in skills, productivity, exports and GDP would result from increased public investment in universities, an Australian economic study has shown. More >>

TEC approves MANU-AO funding

Thursday, 16 April 2009, 12:50 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The Tertiary Education Commission has approved $2.5 million of funding over three years for MANU-AO, the Māori Academy for Professional and Academic Advancement.  The funding will allow the academy to build on its successful one-year pilot programme ... More >>

Cambridge A Springboard For International Career

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 1:20 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Cambridge University is the next challenge for outstanding scholar, thespian and sportsman Tom Elton following his selection as the Girdlers’ Scholar for 2009. More >>

NZ Should copy Aus To Boost University Graduates

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 5:23 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The Australian government’s intention to increase university graduate numbers from 2010 underscores the need for a similar goal for New Zealand, according to the Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. More >>

Universities Commit Support To Economic Recovery

Friday, 27 February 2009, 11:30 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Today’s Job Summit is supported by universities which intend to utilise their expertise in working with the new government to assist economic recovery. More >>





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