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Read our Latest News (December 2017)

14 December 2017 | news

The December issue of UNZ's Latest News is available here

In Brief

14 December 2017 | news

Christmas / New YearUNZ wishes all readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our office is closed on Friday 22 December and reopens on Monday 8 January 2018.Farewells and welcomesTwo...

From the Chair: Who benefits from fees-free?

13 December 2017 | news

Professor Stuart McCutcheonAt 47% of public expenditure on tertiary education, New Zealand has a very high level of investment in student support, due particularly to interest-free loans. The OECD...

How does NZ’s research stack up?

12 December 2017 | news

A recent report highlighted the strong performance of UK researchers in terms of research articles, downloads and citations, relative to global population and R&D expenditure. So, we wondered,...

International university students vital to regions

12 December 2017 | news

Guess how much international university students directly contribute to your region each year through their expenditure on accommodation, food, travel, entertainment and other living expenses?


12 December 2017 | news

Universities New Zealand bust common myths about universities and graduates.

Did you know?

12 December 2017 | news

Caption: NZ-China Education Seminar with members of the China Education Association for International Exchange, in Auckland (Nov 2017).  Last year 2,874 New Zealand university students participated...

Minding the gap?

12 December 2017 | news

We wanted to find out whether the debate, discussion and plans in Parliament had made a real and sustained difference in one key indicator that has the potential to change lives: Māori University...

Universities New Zealand - Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Education 2017

07 December 2017 | publications

Read Universities New Zealand's Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM), the Hon Chris Hipkins.It briefs him on New Zealand's universities including their achievements, opportunities to support the...

My eQuals - The Official Credentials platform for Australian and New Zealand Education Providers (brochure)

06 December 2017 | publications

Read this brochure to find out more about My eQuals in New Zealand and Australia - My eQuals - The Official Credentials platform for Australian and New Zealand Education Providers (brochure)

Universities NZ endorses My eQuals digital credentials platform

05 December 2017 | news

In 2016 Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara on behalf of all eight universities, became a signatory to the Groningen Declaration, a global network of institutions, government agencies and...

TEC: Fees-free tertiary education policy

23 November 2017 | news

The following information is sourced from the Tertiary Education Commission's website ( UPDATED 23 NOVEMBER...

Applications open for Critic and Conscience of Society Award - $50K to assist with research

22 November 2017 | news

Pictured: Dr Mike Joy, Inaugural winner of the Critic and Conscience of Society AwardApplications are sought for the Critic and Conscience of Society Award which is administered by Universities New...

TEC: Fees-free tertiary education policy

09 November 2017 | news

The following information is sourced from the Tertiary Education Commission's website ( UPDATED 8 NOVEMBER...

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

08 November 2017 | media

Prestigious Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded to three outstanding young New Zealanders to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK).The 2018 Rhodes Scholars-elect are:...

Chair’s Column – Reflections on the Election Result

31 October 2017 | news

Now that we know what the new Government looks like and the policies it will pursue over the next three years, it’s timely to comment on what I think Ministers should be considering when it comes...

Take a closer look at the tertiary sector

31 October 2017 | news

What is a university and what must it do?That’s set out in Section 162 of the Education Act 1989, which says: “A University is characterised by a wide diversity of teaching and research, especially...

“No qualification required”

31 October 2017 | news

Back in September, NZ Talent and Trade Me Jobs teamed up to create a search filter, so job hunters could find skilled-based roles being advertised with no qualification required.The Head of Trade...

Ministry data confirms excellent outcomes for uni grads

31 October 2017 | news

The Ministry of Education’s new detailed dataset is a first step towards providing a user-friendly interface on graduate outcomes for prospective students, their families and other interested...

The culinary students who couldn’t boil an egg

31 October 2017 | news

Universities have long been concerned about the potential damage to our international reputation from rogue private companies offering dubious tertiary qualifications to less than genuine students,...

Did you know ...?

31 October 2017 | news

New Zealand has been placed 28th in the world for its production of research articles in high-quality science journals. This is an improvement of one place from last year and puts us up there with...

Read our latest news - October 2017

31 October 2017 | news

Our latest newsletter is available here 

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statement 2017

25 October 2017 | media

Click here for the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017.

Universities NZ welcomes Ministerial appointments

25 October 2017 | media

University Vice-Chancellors today congratulated Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education as well as Associate Ministers of Education Kelvin Davis, Jenny Salesa, and Tracey Martin,...

Life-changing opportunity for Woolf Fisher scholars

20 September 2017 | media

Caption: Chairman of the Woolf Fisher Trust, Sir Noel Robinson with the Woolf Fisher Scholars for 2018 from left: Josh Brian, Oliver Hailes and Nat Walker-Hale.Three outstanding young New...