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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...

Are New Zealand’s scientists too scared to say what they think?

The fight for the mighty research dollar is creating some significant barriers to scientists commenting on controversial issues. ELIZABETH McLEOD discovers why some of our leading minds are calling for a Commission for Science.

Ivy League and Oxbridge: do Kiwi students stand a chance?

Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.

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?

A decade of growth – one PTE’s journey

JUDE BARBACK talks to New Zealand School of Education’s managing director Brijesh Sethi about the private training establishment’s growth over the last decade, and the highlights and hurdles it has faced along the way.

New Zealand universities stable in the world rankings

The positioning of New Zealand universities in the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings, released today, remains stable; however, an overall lack of improvement suggests more investment is needed for universities to be globally competitive.

Lack of support, disinterest, and high costs: perceived barriers to higher education

JUDE BARBACK considers the findings of a recent survey that reveal high costs, lack of support and lack of interest as deterrents to pursuing tertiary education in New Zealand.

Failing to keep up New Zealand universities slip down the rankings

New Zealand’s universities took a dive in this year’s QS World University Rankings. JUDE BARBACK considers whether global university rankings really matter.

Achieving thesis perfection

PROFESSOR ALISON JONES gives her 12 top tips for postgraduate writing success.

Does a masters mean more money?

JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at whether postgraduate qualifications really increase students’ earning potential when they join the workforce.

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