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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...

Read the latest from UNZ

07 October 2020 | news

Read the latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand: focusing on student needs during the pandemic; what are universities for?; are degrees still worth the money?

Submission on the Tertiary Education 2021 Annual Maximum Fee Movement Notice of 2020

28 August 2020 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission on the Ministry of Education on is proposal to limit to 1.1% the annual increases that tertiary education organisations may make to fees and course...

Latest news now available from UNZ

07 August 2020 | news

Read the latest newsletter from UNZ: the University of Canterbury's Vice-Chancellor building connections through crisis; international students looking to come to New Zealand; and universities...

A place to call home?

07 August 2020 | news

Which is the best place to apply to for accommodation at uni? How much will it cost? What do I get for my money?...

Connection with communities – a solid basis for recovery

06 August 2020 | news

Cheryl de la ReyVice-Chancellor, University of Canterbury...

NZ now most attractive country for international students

06 August 2020 | news

New Zealand is the now most attractive country in the world to international students, thanks to its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Special Critic and Conscience of Society Award for public health specialist

31 July 2020 | media

One of the most recognised public voices during New Zealand’s  COVID-19 response is this year being presented with a special Critic and Conscience of Society Award by The Gama Foundation in a...

Position vacancy: Pacific Policy Advisor

14 July 2020 | news

Universiies New Zealand has a vacancy for a Pacific Policy Advisor. Thisis a two-year, part-time role. Further details available here. Applications closed 5pm, Monday 3 August.