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Submission on proposed changes 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.

Apology

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.”...

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