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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...

Kiwi kids are starting school on the right foot

Most Kiwi children are starting school without any emotional or physical development delays. By Ruby Harfield

Cat, horse, cow allergens found in primary school classrooms

Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.

New drug trial in Auckland could make life easier for autistic children

Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.

Writing the Treaty into our lives in one sentence

A remarkable turning point in the direction of New Zealand education was the inspiration for a recent PhD graduate's doctoral thesis.

School survey exposes gap in kids’ internet access at home

The survey found that at one in six of the poorest schools less than a quarter of kids have access to home internet.

Secondary schools need more support for student wellbeing

New research shows that New Zealand secondary schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.

Research in New Zealand continues to strengthen

The interim results of the 2018 Quality Evaluation ( a major component of the Performance-Based Research Fund) have been released, with more than half the researcher portfolios receiving the highest categories possible.

One in three high-school students spends too much time on social media

One in three New Zealand high-school students say they spend too much time on social media, the latest results of a nationwide survey reveal.

Over half of NZ children will have an ‘adverse childhood experience’ before starting school

New research provides insights about children at risk of adverse childhood experiences, such as parental separation, depression or incarceration.
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