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Friday, February 23, 2018

NZ struggling to attract international students

More funding is needed to halt the slide of New Zealand's universities down the world rankings.

New social record site to help young people link with employers

A new social record site is expected to help young people promote themselves to prospective employers.

Otago University shines in Educational Performance Indicators

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) released their annual Educational Performance Indicators (EPIs) this week. The EPIs examine course and qualification completions overall, and first year retention rates, and progression to higher levels of study. Measured...

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.

Minister ‘reassured’ after TEC delivers Wintec briefing

The Minister of Education says he is reassured the Tertiary Education Commission is monitoring Wintec closely after a briefing this week.

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...

Moana Schwalger law scholarship awarded to Litia Tuiburelevu

A scholarship honouring a successful Samoan-Kiwi lawyer remembered for her generosity is helping Pasifika law students five years after her tragic death at 35.

Changes to tertiary education welcomed by students

The government confirmed this week that it will boost financial support for tertiary students and is on track to deliver fees-free courses from next year.

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...

Online petition opposes axing of courses at NorthTec

An online petition has been started to stop courses being axed in a major overhaul planned for Northland tertiary education provider NorthTec.

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