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Award-winning Indian students settle into New Zealand universities

A scholarship programme which aims to grow quality education linkages with India has seen a group of 35 students from India settle into their studies at New Zealand universities.

Polytechnic student enrolments flat despite fees-free policy

Polytechnic enrolments are flat nationally despite the new fees-free policy for students doing their first year of tertiary study.

Fees-Free: From Famine to Feast?

Jody Hopkinson weighs up opinion on the Government’s new fees-free tertiary education policy.

Collaboration with overseas universities is essential, confirms report

New Zealand universities would benefit from more collaboration on joint research initiatives with overseas universities, a new report has found.

Fees free – student numbers jump in regions but falls flat elsewhere

Student numbers have jumped at three regional polytechnics - but the Government's fees-free policy appears to have had no impact on universities, wānanga or apprenticeships.

Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

NZ universities hold their own in global rankings

New Zealand’s eight universities have held their own in the recent university rankings with Auckland and Otago shining in particular.

Six NZ universities cut ties with law firm Russell McVeagh in wake of sexual...

All six of New Zealand's law schools have cut ties with Russell McVeagh in the wake of a series of accusations that paints a culture of sexual harassment as rife within the firm.

NZ universities secure top scores in the QS World University Rankings

New Zealand's universities have continued to place among the best around the globe.

Four out of five polytechnics face losses in next four years

Eighty per cent of New Zealand's polytechnics face losses within four years on current trends, Cabinet ministers have been told.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools