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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.”...

Are international students taking jobs from Kiwis?

08 March 2021 | news

University study is hard work. And for many university students, it’s made harder by having to work to cover living expenses....

Future leader awarded prestigious Robertson Scholarship

26 February 2021 | media

An exceptional young woman who plans to pursue a career in global public service to become a leader who leads through compassion has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in...

Future leader awarded prestigious Robertson Scholarship

26 February 2021 | media

An exceptional young woman who plans to pursue a career in global public service to become a leader who leads through compassion has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in...

Two positions available at Universities New Zealand

18 February 2021 | news

Universities New Zealand has two positions available in its Assurance and Statutory team. Applications for both vacancies close at 5pm on 8 March....

Universities New Zealand welcomes international student announcement

14 January 2021 | news

Universities New Zealand welcomes the Minister of Education’s announcement that a further 1000 tertiary-level students will be able to return to New Zealand to continue their studies....

Employment rights for international students benefit NZ, says UNZ

02 December 2020 | media

Universities New Zealand strongly disputes the NZIER’s claim [Could do better – Migration and New Zealand’s frontier firms] that eliminating employment rights for international students would...

Applications now open for Critic and Conscience of Society Award

02 December 2020 | news

Applications are sought for the Critic and Conscience of Society Award, administered by Universities New Zealand. The Award will be presented at a special function in mid-2021 and will be...

Briefing to incoming Minister outlines sector priorities

23 November 2020 | news

Universities New Zealand has a prepared a briefing for the incoming Minister of Education. This includes an overview of the university sector and outlines a number of current priorities, including:...

VC's perspective: Integrating learning & work: benefits, challenges

17 November 2020 | news

Neil QuigleyVice-Chancellor, University of Waikato...

‘Fragility’ of work exposed

17 November 2020 | news

The national Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown in March and April and Auckland’s repeated Level 3 lockdown had major repercussions on the way New Zealanders work....

Is international education changed forever?

17 November 2020 | news

With thousands of international students unable to start or continue their studies in New Zealand this year, reports of the end of international education as we know it are rife....

Read the latest from Universities New Zealand

17 November 2020 | news

The latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand is now available: Challenges and benefits of work-integrated learning | Is internatnioal education changed forever? | 'Fragility' of work exposed

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

06 November 2020 | media

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

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements 2020

05 November 2020 | publications

Click here for the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2020.

Outstanding young musicians receive Kiwi Music scholarships

27 October 2020 | media

Seven talented young performers—baritone Jonathan Eyers, tenor Harry Grigg, soprano Katherine McIndoe, viola player Julie Park, soprano Sophie Sparrow, pianist Siyu Sun and violinist Claudia Tarra...

UNZ feedback on the PBRF Review Report

12 October 2020 | submissions

In a submission on behalf of New Zealand's eight universities, Universities New Zealand strongly supports several of the recommendations made by the PBRF review panel, particularly the...

UNZ welcomes announcement on international students

12 October 2020 | media

Universities New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement that a limited number of international students will soon be permitted to return to New Zealand to continue their studies....

VC's perspective: Universities—what are they good for?

07 October 2020 | news

Dawn FreshwaterVice-Chancellor, University of Auckland...

Degrees of change

07 October 2020 | news

It’s an unusual month where there isn’t a commentator quoted somewhere saying something like; “degrees are a waste of time”, or “degrees just won’t matter as much in future”....

Flexibility, focus on student needs key to pandemic response

07 October 2020 | news

“Students were at the forefront of all our thinking and actions.” Joanna Scarbrough, AUT’s Group Director Student Services and Administration, is clear about the motivation for the extensive...

A green restart: UNZ Briefing Note

07 October 2020 | news

The Level 4 lockdown earlier this year provided a glimpse of a quieter life—of possibilities for living more sustainably in the future—and reminded us we are part of a world facing many crises. It...