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‘Best brains’ awarded postgraduate scholarships

29 May 2020 | media

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships....

Budget announcements recognise universities’ role in rebuild

14 May 2020 | media

Universities welcome today's Budget announcements that recognise the role that universities will play during the coming economic rebuild period....

VC's Perspective: Universities must be part of the solution

13 May 2020 | news

Jan ThomasVice-Chancellor, Massey University...

Learning in the real world

13 May 2020 | news

A familiar criticism of graduates is that they’re not ‘ready’ for the world of work—‘all book learning, but no real experience’....

Win-win from international students

13 May 2020 | news

International students in New Zealand have hit the headlines this year. With students unable to get here for the start of the academic year, the financial implications for universities and the...

University pandemic response 'a marathon, not a sprint'

13 May 2020 | news

“Relentless and all-encompassing—and we don’t exactly know the end point ...

Read the latest from UNZ

13 May 2020 | news

The latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand is now available. 

Outstanding Tauranga student wins Myers scholarship to Cambridge

22 April 2020 | media

Quaid Forbes, a former prefect, house leader and sports captain at Tauranga Boys’ College last year, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study at Cambridge University...

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statement 2019

20 April 2020 | publications

Click here for the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

Prestigious 2020 Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to Wellington’s Sophie Mance

09 April 2020 | media

Sophie Mance, from Wellington, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Girdlers’ Scholarship, which will enable her to study Natural Sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. ...

Advice to scholarship applicants

23 March 2020 | news

Universities New Zealand has updated its advice to those thinking about applying for scholarships administered by UNZ. Please check out the Scholarships page for this advice and for any further...

Universities support measures to counter COVID-19

20 March 2020 | media

Universities are working constructively with Government and stand ready to offer support in any way they can during this time of crisis, says Derek McCormack, Universities New Zealand Chair and...

NZ universities work to help students during travel disruptions

05 February 2020 | media

Universities are working closely with New Zealand Government to ensure all international students will be able to successfully carry on with their studies despite the recent restrictions imposed on...

Farewell to Professor Piri Sciascia

21 January 2020 | news

Kua hinga te tōtara o Te Wao Tapu-nui-a-Tāne...

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

19 November 2019 | media

Three outstanding young New Zealand graduates have received prestigious Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, UK....

UNZ submission on MFAT’s proposed changes to export controls

12 November 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on its proposal to “widen catch-all controls over the export of goods and technologies which are...

From the Chair: Universities call for robust, flexible code

12 November 2019 | news

Derek McCormackVice-Chancellor, AUT...

Is everyone really cheating?

12 November 2019 | news

Taking paid holiday trips overseas instead of completing professional electives, buying essays from ghost writers—media reports would seem to suggest that cheating is a common occurrence at New...

Copyright Act must change

12 November 2019 | news

New Zealand’s Copyright Act 1994 is no longer fit for purpose, and New Zealand’s universities are calling for major changes to reflect the changing educational landscape....

Read the Latest News from Universities New Zealand

12 November 2019 | news

UNZ's latest newsletter has just been published. Read about our views on the proposed code of pastoral care, required changes to the Copyright Act and cheating at universities.

UNZ submission on Education (Pastoral Care) Amendment Bill

05 November 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission on the Education (Pastoral Care) Amendment Bill. ...

UNZ submission on the Research, Science and Innovation Strategy

05 November 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to MBIE on the Research, Science and Innovation Strategy....

Kiwi Music scholarships awarded to outstanding young performers

24 October 2019 | media

Four talented young performers—baritone Jonathan Eyers, tenor Manase Latu, soprano Sophie Sparrow and pianist Siyu Sun—have been awarded Kiwi Music Scholarships to continue their musical developme...

UNZ submission to the PBRF Review

14 October 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the 2019 review of Performance-Based Research Funding. ...

UNZ submission on Student Voice

03 October 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministry of Education on its survey on Student Voice, considering university sector goals and objectives, where student voice is most necessary...