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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Disappointment as Otago Uni cuts dance degree

A former dance student at Otago University says future students will miss out on opportunities now that the dance degree's been axed.

Big job cuts at University of Otago

The University of Otago has announced plans to cut 182 full-time-equivalent (FTE) general staff. If adopted as proposed, it would result in 182 FTE staff being cut and savings for the university of $16.7 million per year.

Plan for university in Tauranga boosts building consents

A consent issued for stage one of the new university in Tauranga's city centre has contributed to a 41.7 per cent increase in building consents issued last month.

NZ universities ‘punch below weight’ on reputation

A new survey says New Zealand universities are "punching below their weight" on their global reputations.

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...

Careers NZ now part of Tertiary Education Commission

Careers New Zealand (CNZ) is now part of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), following the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Act, which took effect on July 1. Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and...

University of Otago fears free-for-all if government changes go ahead

The University of Otago fears Government changes to tertiary education could damage the international reputation of New Zealand universities, while unions fear they could lead to privatisation.

Young Whangarei man wins scholarship to study in China

Whangarei's Jack Robinson has been awarded a scholarship which will see him travel to Beijing to study law

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.

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...

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.