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NZ universities climb in world rankings – Waikato University jumps more than 100 places

By Simon Collins New Zealand universities are climbing up the world rankings as academics focus more on world-leading research. Five of the country's eight universities have risen in the latest QS rankings. Waikato University is the...

Micro-credentials: A sea change for tertiary education

ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at the new bite-sized qualifications that look set to change the relationship between work and study.

Hokianga residents fight Northtec campus closure

Hokianga residents are lobbying the new government over NorthTec's plans to close its Rawene campus while working on creative ways of retaining tertiary education in their town.

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.

Students cooking up a storm for competition

It is getting hot in the kitchen for four students training hard for the Toque d'Or competition.

Canadian rich lister donates $1m to Auckland University

Canadian rich lister John McCall MacBain is gifting more than $1million to The University of Auckland to fund a postgraduate scholarship programme.

Government fast-tracking its free tertiary education campaign promise

New tertiary education students wishing to have one year of free education are being encouraged to apply by December 16.

On-job training the way forward for service sector

Industry training organisation for New Zealand's service sectors, ServiceIQ, responds to an open letter signed by 100 companies calling for more opportunities for on-the-job training for workers in these sectors.

Mature-age students: do they feel supported?

At a time when the workforce is ageing and the labour market is increasingly volatile, ELIZABETH McLEOD asks the question: how well are our tertiary institutions set up for those wanting to upskill, retrain or further their knowledge?

NZ university academic standards get nod of approval

An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. The review was carried out by the Academic Quality Agency for New...
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