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Job ad for Sector Lead – Pacific and Student Engagement

28 November 2022 | news

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara is seeking a Sector Lead – Pacific and Student Engagement to work across New Zealand’s university sector, shape sector thinking and practice for Pacific...

$50,000 Critic and Conscience of Society Award 2023 opens for applications

14 November 2022 | news

New Zealand university academics who excel at keeping the public informed with their expert commentary could receive a $50,000 grant as the 2023 Critic and Conscience of Society Award opens for ap...

NZ-China forum reaffirms commitment to higher education relationship

11 November 2022 | news

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara (UNZ) and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) yesterday co-hosted a successful sustainability-themed forum to reaffirm the...

Future human rights, climate action and healthcare leaders recognised by Rhodes Scholarships

04 November 2022 | news

The Rhodes Scholarship’s long history of identifying and developing future leaders in their fields continues with New Zealand’s 2022 recipients set to leave their mark on human rights, climate act...

Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships support musicians to up the tempo overseas

01 November 2022 | news

Three outstanding musicians have received a Judith Clark Memorial Fellowship to help them travel overseas to audition for internationally renowned postgraduate courses. Larissa Kent (pictured left...

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements 2022

25 October 2022 | publications

These are the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2022.

Bright futures ahead for Kiwi Music Scholarship recipients

13 October 2022 | news

Five exceptional young classical musicians have been awarded a 2022 Kiwi Music Scholarship to help them pursue their bright futures on the world’s stages. The annual Kiwi Music Scholarship is fund...

Groundbreaking research by Woolf Fisher Scholarship recipients aims to transform New Zealanders’ lives

07 October 2022 | news

The three recipients of a 2022 Woolf Fisher Scholarship aim to transform New Zealanders’ lives with their groundbreaking research into Parkinson’s disease, cochlear implants for people with hearin...

Universities join call for free public transport for students and others on low incomes

08 September 2022 | news

Aotearoa New Zealand’s eight universities have joined the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity in calling on the Government to make public transport free to students and other New Zeala...

Trusted Research – Protective Security Requirements Guide for Senior Leaders

01 September 2022 | publications

This is the online home of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara's Trusted Research–Protective Security Requirements Guide for Senior University Leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand. The guide will ...

Fully open again for international students … and collaborations

01 August 2022 | news

From the Chair Professor Jan ThomasVice-Chancellor, Massey UniversityChair of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Today has been an auspicious one for Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities a...

2020 modified UE a success for students

01 August 2022 | publications

Joint Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara (UNZ) and New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) analysis shows relaxing University Entrance (UE) requirements in 2020 to compensate for Covid-1...

Demand higher than ever for ‘Thinking about university?’

01 August 2022 | news

Secondary school careers advisers’ requests for extra copies and the just-finished 2022 school-leaver careers expo season have shown demand for Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara’s ‘Thinking...

New Zealand Centre at Peking University MOU marks 15-year partnership success

28 July 2022 | news

Fifteen years of successful international education collaboration through the New Zealand Centre at Peking University have been celebrated with the renewed signing of the Memorandum of Understandi...

Universities launch programme to support Māori academics

14 July 2022 | news

Te Kei, the first Māori academic career development programme funded by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara (UNZ), has been launched. Te Kei is jointly led by UNZ’s committee of Māori academi...

Submission on International Education Strategy

04 July 2022 | submissions

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara has sent a submission to the Government on its refreshed International Education Strategy 2022–2030. Read the submission [PDF].

Georgetti scholarship recipients boost research important for New Zealand

27 June 2022 | news

The nine recipients of a 2022 William Georgetti Scholarship are addressing everything from healthcare delivery inequities experienced by refugees to the best use of agricultural land to keep within...

Scholarships support young musicians’ first steps on the world stage

21 June 2022 | news

Three outstanding young Aotearoa New Zealand musicians have been awarded a Kia Ora Foundation Patricia Pratt Scholarship to support their artistic growth at prestigious international academies. Be...

Doctoral students and their outcomes

13 June 2022 | publications

University New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara has prepared a new resource to help researchers better understand the value of PhDs and other doctorates to the people who get them and to society generally....

From the Chair: Critical infrastructure that needs proper funding

13 June 2022 | news

By Professor Jan ThomasVice-Chancellor, Massey UniversityChair of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee “That’s us.” I wasn’t far through the Government’s Budget 2022 before I first thought ...

How doctorates tip the scales in a student's favour

13 June 2022 | news

New Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara analysis debunks the myth that most people who invest time and money in a doctoral degree end up under- or unemployed. On the contrary, the analysis sh...

Reopen, but now we need to agree international goals

13 June 2022 | news

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara wasted no time welcoming the Government’s 11 May announcement that New Zealand’s borders would be fully reopen for international student and other visa app...

Law scholarship recipients tackle bias in public decision-making and how to draw on tikanga Māori

07 June 2022 | news

Finding ways to use litigation to remedy bias in public decision-making and provide greater recognition of tikanga Māori are the aims of the two recipients of this year’s New Zealand Law Foundation...

Universities’ Budget 2022 funding doesn’t even keep up with inflation

19 May 2022 | news

Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities are disappointed that despite their potential to be the key to improving wellbeing, addressing climate change and positioning the country for post-pandemic...