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Friday, October 19, 2018

Fewer people eligible for fees-free study policy than first thought

The number of people theoretically eligible for the Government's fees-free policy has dropped 26,000 from the 80,000 it touted when it launched the policy in December last year.

Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.

EduBits to take Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s iMOKO app to next level

A new partnership between Otago Polytechnic and Dr Lance O’Sullivan could help take O’Sullivan’s innovative digital health app iMOKO to the next level.

Victoria likely to become ‘University of Wellington’

A tighter link to Wellington is a key driver behind Victoria University's desire to change its name.

Staff cuts drag NZ universities down in world rankings – but Waikato University jumps

Staff cuts despite growing student numbers have dragged most New Zealand universities down in the latest world rankings.

Shake-up for post-study work visas

A shake-up for post-study work visas for international students has been welcomed by New Zealand’s universities.

Fees-free at expense of quality post-school education and training

Tertiary education organisations, industry training providers and students are nervous that the fees-free policy has come at the expense of funding quality post-secondary education and training programmes.

Opinion: Stuart McCutcheon – What’s really hurting our universities

Stuart McCutcheon says professors are missing the mark on what's hurting universities.

Kiwi students buck trends to gain entry to world’s top universities

Kiwi students gain entry into world's top universities in spite of record-low acceptance rates.

University of Canterbury sees pre-quake levels of enrolments

School leavers are flocking to the University of Canterbury in greater numbers than before the quakes.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.