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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.

Position vacancy: Programme Director – Complex Workstreams

08 July 2020 | news

Universities New Zealand is looking for a Programme Director to co-ordinate or drive strategic workstreams for the NZ Vice-Chancellors' Committee, and its various sub-committees and working groups....

UNZ submission to the Inquiry into Student Accommodation

06 July 2020 | submissions

Universities New Zeaand has made a submission to the Education & Workforce Select Committee's Inquiry into Student Accommodation.

Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyer announced

09 June 2020 | media

Auckland lawyer Ana Lenard has been awarded the New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers. ...

‘Best brains’ awarded postgraduate scholarships

29 May 2020 | media

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships....

Budget announcements recognise universities’ role in rebuild

14 May 2020 | media

Universities welcome today's Budget announcements that recognise the role that universities will play during the coming economic rebuild period....

VC's Perspective: Universities must be part of the solution

13 May 2020 | news

Jan ThomasVice-Chancellor, Massey University...

Learning in the real world

13 May 2020 | news

[To read the rest of the story on university accommodation from the August newsletter, please follow this link.]...

Win-win from international students

13 May 2020 | news

International students in New Zealand have hit the headlines this year. With students unable to get here for the start of the academic year, the financial implications for universities and the...