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Chinese university chooses EIT wine education partnership

Having identified EIT as a leader in wine education, Qi Lu University of Technology has chosen the institute to teach wine science to its students - both in China and in Hawke's Bay.

Aussie plan to strip Kiwis’ uni subsidies ‘discriminatory’

Australian politicians have ruled a proposal to take away university subsidies from Kiwi expats is discriminatory.

Overseas students could bring Northland $30m a year

International education could bring $30 million a year to Northland within the next decade, according to a new strategy launched in the Bay of Islands on Friday.

Why this childcare centre gets kids to sleep outside

A childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found that children who slept outside were less likely to get sick.

School bans girls and boys playing together at breaks

A co-ed Catholic primary school has come under fire from parents after introducing a "no socialising" rule between the students of the opposite sex, news.com.au reports.

Opinion: Chris Whelan – recognising the value of our international students

Universities New Zealand executive director CHRIS WHELAN says New Zealand has some way to go in better communicating the benefits of international students to our economy and our society.
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Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released the results of its 2016 school leavers survey ‘Losing Momentum – School Leavers’ Asia Engagement’, which looked at the Asia-readiness of our year 12 and 13 students....

‘Boys in skirts’ win battle to wear shorts to school in summer

The 'boys in skirts' protesters have won their battle to wear shorts at school during the summer in order to beat the heat.

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

UK schoolboys wear skirts in protest over no-shorts rule during heatwave

Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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