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Rhodes Scholars Elect For 2009

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 5:48 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Peter Cox, Laura Fraser, Nina Hall have been selected as Rhodes Scholars following a selection meeting at Government House in Auckland yesterday. More >>

Universities - essential NZ infrastructure

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 5:44 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

A nine-point plan for government and university action was made public by the NZVCC at a media briefing conducted at its Wellington secretariat yesterday. The plan was presented to journalists by University of Auckland Chancellor Hugh Fletcher, Auckland ... More >>

A Nine-Point Plan For University Action

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 10:59 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Investing in universities as an essential part of New Zealand’s infrastructure is the central theme of a nine-point plan released today by the universities’ representative body, the NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, and intended for action by the new government. More >>

NZVCC briefing document sent to ministers

Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 4:57 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The NZVCC has produced a briefing document for the new government and has sent copies to the new Minister of Education and Minister for Tertiary Education, Anne Tolley, the Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Dr Wayne Mapp, and the Minister ... More >>

NZVCC - Portfolio announcements awaited

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 5:12 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

With the election of a National government, all eyes in the tertiary education sector are trained on the list of possibilities for the tertiary education portfolio. Of further interest to universities is who will be the minister for research, science ... More >>

Call to focus tertiary expenditure on quality

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 4:44 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The emergence of student financial support as the major tertiary education election issue has seen a number of groups, including the NZVCC, call for a shift in emphasis to quality and relevance in tertiary education to enable productivity growth. In ... More >>

Schools Plus Initiative Supports Transition To Uni

Monday, 22 September 2008, 10:35 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Universities have welcomed today’s announcement of plans to implement the Schools Plus policy as an important initiative which emphasise the importance of post-secondary education and training. More >>

Report Highlights Need To Invest In Universities

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 2:15 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The OECD publication Education at a Glance 2008 released today contains content which highlights the need for increased investment in the New Zealand university system, according to New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee chair Professor Roger Field. More >>

Student Allowance Speculation Unhelpful

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 12:32 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Speculation that a universal student allowance might be introduced at a cost of $728 million was unhelpful at a time when New Zealand was spending well above the OECD average on student financial support, according to the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ ... More >>

NZ Academic Salaries Lag Behind Competition

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 4:47 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Academic salaries in New Zealand are still lagging a long way behind those in Australia, Canada and the United States, according to an updated report by the international accounting group Deloitte. More >>

Budget verdict – meagre for universities

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 5:18 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The NZVCC has described the 2008 Budget as meagre in its impact on the university system with relatively modest amounts assigned for operating, capital and research requirements. More >>

A Meagre Budget For Universities

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 3:58 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The Budget contains meagre amounts for the New Zealand university system already suffering from significant under investment over a sustained period, according to the peak body for the country’s eight universities. More >>

Waikato Student Recipient of Post-Grad Scholarship

Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:49 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

University of Waikato post-graduate student Paul Mudge is a joint winner of a Pukehou Pouto Scholarship for 2008; it has been announced by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC). More >>

Something missing here?

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 5:18 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

While the NZVCC has welcomed today’s release of the NZ Skills Strategy Discussion Paper, the Committee remains concerned at the exclusive policy focus on study at levels one to four of the National Qualifications Framework. The major policy emphasis ... More >>

NZQA position on national degrees strongly opposed

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 5:17 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

The NZ Vice-Chancellors’ Committee and its Committee on University Academic Programmes continue to disagree strongly with the NZ Qualifications Authority’s interpretation of the Education Act in regard to degree approval requirements. More >>

NZVCC News Bulletin

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 10:11 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Some protagonists in the current debate over limiting access to university courses are using the term open entry to describe the status quo.  The concept of open entry to universities is linked to the ideals of equal opportunity stated by Peter Fraser, ... More >>

Rhodes Scholars Elect For 2008

Friday, 19 October 2007, 3:27 pm | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Amanda Gilbertson, Jesse Wall and Julia Matheson have been selected as Rhodes Scholars following a selection meeting at Government House in Wellington last night. More >>

Award Enables Royal Academy Study For Clarinettist

Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 9:56 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Clarinettist Ellen Deverall, a Victoria University of Wellington first-class honours graduate, is the winner of the Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance for 2007 and as a result will now study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. More >>

Award Enables Royal Academy Study For Clarinettist

Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 9:51 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

Clarinettist Ellen Deverall, a Victoria University of Wellington first-class honours graduate, is the winner of the Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance for 2007 and as a result will now study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. More >>

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards announced

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 9:56 am | Vice Chancellors' Committee

New Zealand's top tertiary teachers were recognised at a ceremony hosted by Tertiary Education Minister Dr Michael Cullen at Parliament tonight. The awards recognise excellence in tertiary teaching, with 10 educators receiving the Tertiary Teaching ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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