Graduates generally earn $1.5 million more over their working life than someone with a school qualification alone.




New Zealand’s GDP is up to 6% higher because of the impact a university education has on the productivity of workers with a degree.




New Zealand universities are home to around 16,000 – nearly 60% – of the country’s researchers.




A 10% increase in university research funding – another $120 million a year – would generate $6 billion in economic activity over the following decade.