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The rise of micro-credentials

Micro-credentials, also known as badges and nanodegrees, allow for specific skills or components of learning to be recognised. The Udacity nanodegree is one of three micro-credential pilot  programmes to be launched by the New Zealand Qualifications...

Opinion: Roger Smyth – how the new government will transform tertiary education

ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.

Cutting foreign student visas could hit 10,000 jobs: ITENZ

The Labour Party's election promise to slash foreign student numbers could result in the loss of 10,000 jobs, according to the organisation representing private tertiary institutions.

Awards recognise outstanding tertiary educators

Prime Minister Bill English last night helped acknowledge some of the country's most outstanding tertiary educators, over a parliamentary dinner at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

Assuring the quality of tertiary teaching in New Zealand

DR JOHN BOEREBOOM argues that we need to develop a clearer framework to measure quality tertiary teaching in New Zealand.

High expectations

A culture of high expectations is among the critical factors for Māori and Pacific students to succeed at high school, according to the latest research by the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland.

Zero-fees, no student allowance policy for tertiary education

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne said the party would seek to remove tuition fees for tertiary education in New Zealand, accompanied by a push to increase the quality of tertiary education and protect the value...

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

University of Auckland falls in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

The numbers are in, the Times Higher Education World University list is out, and Auckland University isn’t looking as good as it once did.

Dean of Education and Social Work retiring after 40 years in education

The University of Auckland’s Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Graeme Aitken, grew up in schools and knew he was going to be a teacher from age 15. Now retiring after 40 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, university lecturer and Dean, he presented a retrospective lecture of his time in Education.  
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