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Read the latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand

28 September 2018 | news

The latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand is now available.

Investment in university research pays off

27 September 2018 | news

Earlier this year, Universities New Zealand (UNZ) asked Deloitte Access Economics to estimate the impact on New Zealand’s economy of research and innovation in universities....

From the Chair | Staff cuts sometimes an unfortunate necessity

26 September 2018 | news

From time to time, the Vice-Chancellors of our universities have had to reduce numbers of academic and general/professional staff through redundancies and other involuntary processes....

Raising the Export Education Levy

26 September 2018 | news

Do the latest proposals to lift the rate of the Export Education Levy (EEL) equate to an admission of failure on the part of the agencies charged with assessing and ensuring the quality of...

Outstanding students gain Woolf Fisher scholarships to Cambridge

19 September 2018 | media

[From left] Gabrielle Budd, Sam Frengley, Stephanie McGimpsey Three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field have each been awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarsh...

The future of NCEA | UNZ's submission to the NZEA review

07 September 2018 | submissions

Universities New Zealand’s Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) Subcommittee on University Entrance has made a submission to the NCEA Review. This submission reflects a desire to see...

Thinking about university? A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whānau 2018/2019

04 September 2018 | publications

Welcome to the updated version of our publication, Thinking about university? A guide for students and their families and whānau 2018/2019.It has been collated by Universities New Zealand, on...

Read our latest news (August 2018)

27 August 2018 | news

Read the August 2018 newsletter from Universities New Zealand.

From the Chair: Managerialism and the modern university

27 August 2018 | news

Professor Stuart McCutcheonThere is no doubt that modern universities have, and presumably must have, managers, because they are large and complex organisations. If there was an ‘average’...

Understanding the numbers: degree-level graduates who go on to do industry training

27 August 2018 | news

The answer is not completely clear-cut because there is currently no national database listing exactly what industry training the degree-holders completed, or what job title they were employed...

We need to talk about cheating

27 August 2018 | news

Cheating in any form harms universities, the university system, external parties such as employers who rely on the integrity of qualifications—and students themselves, who can face blackmail and...

Universities New Zealand submission to the review of Archives New Zealand, The National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

17 August 2018 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministerial Review of Archives New Zealand, The National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, on behalf of all eight...

Universities New Zealand welcomes post-study rights visa announcement

08 August 2018 | media

Universities New Zealand (UNZ) welcomes today’s announcement on post-study visa rights by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.“Providing good graduate outcomes is key to attracting the best...

AQA Board seeks new lay members

06 August 2018 | news

The Board of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) is seeking two lay members of the Board with expertise in quality assurance for a three-year term beginning 1 January...

Universities acknowledge funding increase, look for further investment

27 June 2018 | media

University Vice-Chancellors acknowledge the 1.6% increase in tuition subsidies announced today and hope this Government will invest further in the university sector in coming years to ensure it can...

Submission into the Government Inquiry into Mental health and Addiction

08 June 2018 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. The submission outlines a number of key points, which are both issues and opportunities...

Universities welcome post-study work rights proposals

02 June 2018 | media

New Zealand’s universities welcome today’s announcement by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway of proposed changes to post-study work visas for international students.“The previous system...

Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers announced

23 May 2018 | media

Three remarkable women have this year received New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers.The awards honour Ethel Benjamin, New Zealand’s first woman...

Engineering students awarded RMTU scholarships

18 May 2018 | media

Two young students with a passion for engineering have been awarded Ernest William File scholarships for 2018.Eighteen-year-old Hannah Hudson (Christchurch) and Anton Rufer (Tirau) have been...

Budget a missed opportunity, say universities

17 May 2018 | media

The Government has utterly failed to back up its rhetoric about the future of work and the importance of preparing for the challenges of technological change, according to the Vice-Chancellors of...

Canterbury academic receives Critic and Conscience of Society Award

15 May 2018 | media

On 22 February 2011, Dr Ann Brower’s life was changed by the Canterbury earthquake.The only survivor of 13 people in a bus crushed by falling masonry from the unreinforced parapet and facade of a...

Outstanding young musicians awarded Patricia Pratt Scholarships

09 May 2018 | media

Three outstanding young musicians—cellist Matthias Balzat, tenor Filipe Manu and soprano Katherine McIndoe—have been awarded 2018 Patricia Pratt Scholarships in Musical Performance, enabling them...

BayTrust scholarship awarded to kaimoana researcher

08 May 2018 | media

Waikato University PhD student Vanessa Taikato has been awarded the 2018 Bruce Cronin BayTrust Scholarship to study ways in which Māori moved marine shellfish from location to location.Worth $5000,...

Future leader awarded prestigious Robertson Scholarship

01 May 2018 | media

 An exceptional young woman who wants to make a difference by working on the ethical complications arising from technology has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in the US...

Outstanding Auckland student wins scholarship to Cambridge

27 April 2018 | media

Olivia Bennett, Dux of Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College last year, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study at Cambridge University in England.Eighteen-year-old...