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Safe, secure, and sustainable internationalisation

14 December 2021 | publications


Submission on High Value in International Education

02 December 2021 | submissions

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara's submission on the Government's Policy Statement on High-Value International Education [PDF].

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

01 December 2021 | news

The latest Critic and Conscience of Society Award is now open for applications, giving Aotearoa New Zealand’s university academics the chance to follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as...

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements 2021

26 November 2021 | publications

These are the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2021.

Bumper crop of scholarship winners headed for Cambridge

15 November 2021 | news

The calibre of applicants was so high that this year’s Woolf Fisher Scholarships to undertake postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have been awarded to four...

Read the latest from UNZ

04 August 2021 | news

The latest newsletter from UNZ is now out. The UNZ chair comments on universities' duty of care and the new Code of Pastoral Care; where do international students work after finishing their study...

From the Chair: Duty of care

03 August 2021 | news

Professor Jan ThomasVice-Chancellor, Massey University...

What happens to international students who remain in New Zealand after getting a degree?

03 August 2021 | news

Do most of the international students who remain in New Zealand after completing degrees end up driving taxis or working as cleaners and baristas?...

How did we do? Universities share lessons learnt 

03 August 2021 | news

Changes to teaching modes; maintaining academic quality; care for students and staff—New Zealand’s universities have shared what they learned from dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 in a...

Submission on proposed changes to how Compulsory Student Services Fees are regulated

26 July 2021 | submissions

UNZ made a submission to the Ministry of Education on how CSSF are managed.


15 July 2021 | news

A statement from UNZ's chief executive Chris Whelan:...

COVID-19 commentary features again in Critic and Conscience of Society Awards

06 July 2021 | media

Helping public understanding of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has been a focus for both recipients of this year’s Critic and Conscience of Society Award, presented by The Gama Foundation in a...

Submission on the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Students) Code of Practice

25 May 2021 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission on the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Students) Code of Practice and associated legislative changes.

Universities welcome increase; call for more funded places

20 May 2021 | media

New Zealand’s eight universities welcome the 1.2% increase in funding per student announced in today’s budget. It will help universities deal with increasing costs of maintaining the quality of...

VC's comment: COVID-19 creates growing demand

28 April 2021 | news

Professor Bruce A McKenzieActing Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University...

Time for a radical rethink of tourism

28 April 2021 | news

As New Zealand’s borders slowly start to open, questions are being asked about the future of tourism in this country. Do we want to go back to the way things were? Or is it time to take a different...

Guarding against international threats

28 April 2021 | news

Increasing attempts by foreign powers to influence public and academic institutions have made headlines overseas recently. And in New Zealand, both Government agencies and universities are working...

Read the latest from UNZ

28 April 2021 | news

The latest UNZ newsletter is now out: What's growing at Lincoln University?; Guarding against international threats to our research; and time for a radical rethink of New Zealand's tourism industry...

Prestigious 2021 Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to Tauranga’s Benjamin Adams

07 April 2021 | media

Benjamin Adams, from Tauranga, has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Girdlers’ Scholarship, which will enable him to study for a Master’s degree in engineering, specialising in energy...

Outstanding Rotorua student wins Myers scholarship to Cambridge

22 March 2021 | media

Ishan Nath, deputy head boy, academic captain and leader of the academic committee at Rotorua’s John Paul College last year, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study...

From the Chair: Defining a new future

08 March 2021 | news

Kia ora rā e hoa mā me āku mihi o te wā,...

Universities solve real-world problems

08 March 2021 | news

“I am constantly amazed, surprised and delighted about the difference that universities make to the communities they serve.”...