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VC's perspective: Time to go

30 January 2019 | news

By Dr Rod CarrVice-Chancellor, University of Canterbury...

Completing or graduating? What is the question?

30 January 2019 | news

“So, the reality is a third of university students should never have gone to university in the first place.”...

Read the latest from Universities New Zealand

30 January 2019 | news

Read the latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand:...

What would it take to achieve parity?

29 January 2019 | news

“We need a whole-of-sector approach to this,” says Dr Darryn Russell, Chair of Universities New Zealand’s Te Kāhui Amokura, talking about the need for action on lifting Māori and Pasifika...

UNZ response to NZQA’s consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework

12 December 2018 | news

Universities New Zealand has submitted a response to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's proposed changes to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

Working the numbers

30 November 2018 | news

How do students support themselves financially during study? How does employment during study affect academic performance?...

Latest news from Universities New Zealand | November newsletter

30 November 2018 | news

The November newsletter from Universities New Zealand is now available.

Government must play part in keeping university sector viable

29 November 2018 | news

It’s time for this Government to play its part in helping ensure that the university sector remains a viable and successful part of this country’s education and research system....

Enhancing access, opportunity for Māori and Pasifika students

29 November 2018 | news

“There’s a word in Tokelau—inati—that describes the value of sharing. I’ve seen that at the enhancement steering group. I really appreciate being part of it.”...

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

19 November 2018 | media

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

Apply now for Critic and Conscience of Society Award 2019

14 November 2018 | media

$50K to assist with research...

Latest news from Universities New Zealand: October 2018 newsletter

31 October 2018 | news

Read the October 2018 newsletter from Universities New Zealand.

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statement 2018

31 October 2018 | publications

Click here for the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Collaboration between universities and industry: Is New Zealand missing out?

31 October 2018 | news

Is New Zealand missing out on the benefits of university-industry collaboration (UIC)?...

Does it do what it says on the packet?

31 October 2018 | news

How do NZ universities ensure the courses they provide meet the needs of their students and ensure they are capable and employable? ...

VC's perspective: University study—who really needs it?

30 October 2018 | news

About this time every year, large numbers of students in their final year of school take their last round of NCEA exams and talk with friends and families as they finalise decisions about what to ...

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...

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...