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Engineering students to help Vanuatu community

The 16-strong contingent of Otago Polytechnic Engineering students will spend 10 days on the small island of Paama, one of 83 islands that comprise the nation of Vanuatu, where they will work on a...

Sector funding a major focus of tertiary education forum

The 2019 Voices of the Sector Forum was timely given the major changes afoot in the tertiary education sector. NZUSA President James Ranstead says students are keen to see a refocusing of the tertiary education...

RoVE presents challenges and opportunities for tertiary educators

Recent developments in the tertiary sector and the Government’s proposal to merge 16 polytechnics has created a new challenge for tertiary educators to upskill themselves and focus on providing work-integrated learning for students. There...

New Institute Establishment Board announced

Following yesterday's vocational education reform announcements, the establishment board for the new Institute of skills and technology has been announced.

Major changes for vocational education confirmed

Under major changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system announced today, industry training organisations will be replaced by industry-led councils and polytechnics with operate as a single campus network. By Jude Barback.

Students release vocational education wishlist

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association have released their Reform of Vocational Education wishlist, spelling out what is required for the RoVE announcement to be seen as a success in the eyes of...

Young international students bypass NZ

Young foreign students looking for somewhere to study are mostly giving New Zealand a miss, a new survey has found. The global survey of 77,000 would-be international students by Melbourne-based QS Enrolment Solutions has found that the...

External research income in universities

One of the important benefits of the 2012 reforms to the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) was a change to the External Research Income (ERI) component.  Most research funds make grants through highly competitive bidding...

Preparing universities for the “new age of disruption”

New Zealand’s universities must develop longer term, pan-organisation strategies to draw a new roadmap for success, says KPMG. In order to achieve this, KPMG is proposing a ‘Connected University’ concept  to prepare for what Justin Harness,...

NZ universities rank well despite resourcing constraints

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. “Every university has seen an...

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