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Universities NZ Submission - Education (Tertiary Education) Amendment Bill

28 June 2017


Universities New Zealand presented its submission to the Education and Science Select Committee on the Education (Tertiary Education) Amendment Bill today.

We support the majority of changes in the exposure draft of this Bill, in some cases with amendments to or strengthening of language.  However, we strongly oppose the S253 proposal because it would potentially jeopardise the international reputation of New Zealand’s universities by allowing a Minister to consent to institutions using the term ‘university’ in their names when they did not meet the statutory definition of a university.  

Read our submission

Last modified: June 28th, 2017