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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...

Budget 19 falls short for universities

New Zealand’s tertiary education sector says it should be part of the holistic solution to many of the concerns outlined in the Budget – but it needs to be adequately funded to do so.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t commit to promising a second year of fees-free studies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won't commit to rolling out free second-year study for tertiary students.

Government aims for $1 billion cuts to ‘low-priority’ spending, clip fees-free scheme

The Government has reallocated almost $200 million from the fees-free policy as part of Finance Minister Grant Robertson's push to cull $1 billion of low-priority spending.
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