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Friday, October 22, 2021

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.

Executive Director of NZ Institute of Skills & Technology announced

Murray Strong has been named the interim Executive Director of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology.

Opinion: Susan Stevenson – NZ can’t continue to ignore the challenges facing tertiary education

Susan Stevenson says New Zealand cannot continue to blindly believe it doesn’t need to change its strategic approach to higher/tertiary education sector.

Up to $50 million paid for fees-free students who either failed or withdrew

The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students who have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.

NZ university academic standards get nod of approval

An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. The review was carried out by the Academic Quality Agency for New...

Overdue student loan repayments total $1.2 billion

The total amount of overdue student loan repayments stands at $1.2 billion, up more than 12 per cent on last year, a report presented to parliament has revealed.

Victoria University of Wellington sticks by name change despite negative feedback

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington is sticking by his recommendation to simplify the university's name.

Student fee sabre-rattling: another step in wider erosion of New Zealanders’ rights in Australia?

Pii-Tuulia Nikula, for The Conversation, says tit-for-tat policy decision-making over student fees is just a minor element in a much wider erosion of New Zealanders' rights in Australia.

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.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

ROGER SMYTH tempers suggestions that qualifications are dead with some compelling evidence.

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