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New Zealand universities drop out of world’s top 200

The University of Auckland has dropped out of the world's top 200 universities, dealing another blow to New Zealand's $4.5 billion international student industry.

Victoria University to become University of Wellington

Great cities have great universities that share that name" says Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford, who welcomes the change for Victoria University of Wellington to become University of Wellington.

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.

Job Currency: By Degrees? Without Qualifications? With Micro-credentials?

Speaking at the recent 12th annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua, Phil Ker, CE Otago Polytechnic generated interest with his presentation “Micro-credentials: an old dog with some new tricks!” ELF Convener Lyall Lukey explains why.

Helen Clark cuts cake for UCOL’s 10th birthday, tells audience ‘You might have lost...

She cut the ribbon to open the Whanganui UCOL campus a decade ago and former Prime Minister Helen Clark was there again to cut the cake for the organisation's 10th birthday.

AUT to cut 40 jobs at Society and Culture faculty, blames falling interest in...

Auckland University of Technology is planning to cut at least 40 jobs at its Society and Culture faculty because of falling student numbers.

More than 2000 submissions on name change for Victoria University

More than 2000 submissions have flooded in over the proposed name change for Victoria University of Wellington.

The Practicum Files: Christian Ioka – “a mixture of excitement, confusion and discovery”

Aspiring primary teacher Christian Ioka has learned an important lesson - that the best learning comes from one’s mistakes and failures while on practicum.

Tighter University Entrance rules lift university pass rates

Tighter rules for University Entrance, which caused a sharp drop in the exam's pass rate in 2014, have lifted pass rates of students who made it through to university.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.
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