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Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

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...

Hipkins makes decision on Victoria University of Wellington name change

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

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

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.

What can university rankings tell us about our universities?

We can’t and shouldn’t ignore international university rankings, therefore what can we learn from them, asks ROGER SMYTH.

Opinion: Roger Smyth – how the new government will transform tertiary education

ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.

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.

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...

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.

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