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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

NZ universities hold their own in global rankings

New Zealand’s eight universities have held their own in the recent university rankings with Auckland and Otago shining in particular.

Six NZ universities cut ties with law firm Russell McVeagh in wake of sexual...

All six of New Zealand's law schools have cut ties with Russell McVeagh in the wake of a series of accusations that paints a culture of sexual harassment as rife within the firm.

NZ universities secure top scores in the QS World University Rankings

New Zealand's universities have continued to place among the best around the globe.

Four out of five polytechnics face losses in next four years

Eighty per cent of New Zealand's polytechnics face losses within four years on current trends, Cabinet ministers have been told.

Tertiary students at high risk of contracting mumps

Thanks to a perfect storm of low childhood vaccination in today’s young adults and waning vaccine protection over time, young adults are at a high risk of contracting mumps. By JODY HOPKINSON.

What can university rankings tell us about our universities?

We can’t and shouldn’t ignore international university rankings, therefore what can we learn from them, asks ROGER SMYTH.

‘Grossly inequitable’ fees-free warning from universities

Universities have warned fees-free study could push some students to apply for courses they are unlikely to pass.

Kiwi student wins entrepreneur award for online poetry

A University of Auckland medical student has been named the country’s top entrepreneur at a tertiary institution – after gaining a huge social media following for her poetry works.

Does it really matter where you study?

Does it matter what you study or where you study? ROGER SMYTH finds answers in the data available.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.