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New scholarship to support greenhouse gas research

A new $400,000 scholarship programme to build global expertise on climate change, agriculture and food security has been announced.

Will a new School of Rural Medicine really meet rural health needs?

The Government says a new School of Rural Medicine will be established to produce more doctors for our rural communities. However, opponents question whether the new school will address urgent, longer-term rural health needs.

Ground broken for $200m new agricultural research facility

A new agricultural facility in Canterbury is hoped to encourage better collaboration between university and industry researchers

More action needed on balance between student well-being and learning: NZCER

A recent survey canvassing primary and intermediate schools demonstrates that the message is getting through: student well-being, behaviour, and learning are closely linked.

Most Kiwis think health research should be a priority – poll

A recent poll suggests that New Zealanders think more health research and investment should be one of the Government's highest priorities.
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Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released the results of its 2016 school leavers survey ‘Losing Momentum – School Leavers’ Asia Engagement’, which looked at the Asia-readiness of our year 12 and 13 students....

Tauranga council eyes sites for marine research centre

Two council-owned sites in Sulphur Pt have been shortlisted for the development of a world-class marine research and education institute in Tauranga.

New funding contracts for CRIs

New funding contracts for New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) have begun, marking the 25th anniversary of the CRIs. The seven-year contracts, which combined represent a $1.2 billion investment, are the first to be issued...

Tom Nicholson: Phonics helps kids to crack code

Professor Tom Nicholson is a specialist in children's literacy at Massey University's Institute of Education, Auckland campus.

Survey bombshell: Too many treats and not enough healthy food at childcare centres

The University of Auckland study has found that only 30 per cent of privately owned preschools that provide lunches meet at least eight out of 10 nutritional guidelines.
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