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Productivity Commission Inquiry into Tertiary Education

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education.

Productivity Commission’s webpage

The Productivity Commission’s Brief, Issues Paper, and Draft Report are available from the Productivity Commission’s website.


Universities New Zealand’s response to the Issues Paper, May 2016 

-      Summary of our Submission, 2 May 2016

-      Submission to the Issues Paper, 2 May 2016 

-      Media release - Universities need bold investment not tinkering or faddist thinking

-      Explaining our position – Video


Universities New Zealand’s response to the Draft Report, 29 September 2016

Universities New Zealand’s response to the Final Report, 21 March 2017

- Our media release - Productivity Commission report fails NZ (21 March 2017)


Universities are... (click on these links)

Growing New Zealand's Economy     Driving Research and Innovation     Achieving Excellent Graduate Outcomes

Advancing International Education     Delivering Quality Teaching and Learning     Enriching Knowledge and Understanding

Building Maori and Pasifika Success     Efficient and Effective Universities     Key Facts and Stats

Last modified: March 21st, 2017