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Kiwi Music scholarships awarded to outstanding young performers

24 October 2019 | media

Four talented young performers—baritone Jonathan Eyers, tenor Manase Latu, soprano Sophie Sparrow and pianist Siyu Sun—have been awarded Kiwi Music Scholarships to continue their musical developme...

UNZ submission to the PBRF Review

14 October 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the 2019 review of Performance-Based Research Funding. ...

UNZ submission on Student Voice

03 October 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministry of Education on its survey on Student Voice, considering university sector goals and objectives, where student voice is most necessary...

Outstanding students gain scholarships to Cambridge

24 September 2019 | media

Emma Walker, Taylor Hughson, Thomas Archbold Three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field have each been awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study at Ca...

VC's Comment: Meeting the climate challenge

17 September 2019 | news

Professor Grant GuildfordVice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington...

It's not all about the money

17 September 2019 | news

Higher salaries and better earning potential are not the key benefits of a university education, according to students and graduates polled in a recent Universities UK (UUK) survey. They see...

Māori show way in language renewal

17 September 2019 | news

Language is central to identity for indigenous peoples and many indigenous nations face the real danger of their languages disappearing. To encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalise and...

Read the latest news from Universities New Zealand

17 September 2019 | news

Universities New Zealand's latest newsletter has just been published. Read about a university's response to the climate challenge; what students are really looking for from their study; and Māori...

CUAP submission to NZQA's further consultation on proposed changes to the NZ Qualifications Framework

13 September 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand's Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) has made a submission to the New Zealand Quality Authority's consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand...

Submission on 2020 Annual Maximum Fee Movement Notice of 2019

13 August 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand (on behalf of New Zealand's 8 universities) has made a submission in response to the Minister of Education’s proposed 2% limit on the annual increases that tertiary...

NZ universities rank well despite resourcing constraints

19 June 2019 | media

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500....

'No level of sexual assault or harm is acceptable'

07 June 2019 | news

“My sense is that we have an incidence of sexual harassment and violence at universities, but there’s no evidence to suggest that it is significantly greater than in the general community....

From the Chair: Invest in the fence at the top

07 June 2019 | news

With its 2019 Budget, the Government has committed to a major investment in areas such as mental health, increasing support for vulnerable children and young people, addressing sexual violence, and...

UNZ latest newsletter now available

07 June 2019 | news

The latest newsletter from Universities New Zealand is now available: read about the value of investing in the fence at the top of the cliff; the UK's degree-apprenticehip model; and creating a...

Should NZ consider the degree-apprenticeship model?

06 June 2019 | news

A not-infrequent criticism of the traditional degree is that it requires young people to take a number of years out of work while they study. By contrast, the traditional apprenticeship model for...

Outstanding young musicians awarded Kia Ora Patricia Pratt Scholarships

04 June 2019 | media

Four outstanding young musicians—flautist Anna Cooper, tenor Manase Latu, soprano Katherine McIndoe and pianist Siyu Sun—have been awarded 2019 Kia Ora Patricia Pratt Scholarships in Musical...

Funding increase much-needed boost for universities

30 May 2019 | media

New Zealand’s Vice-Chancellors acknowledge the 1.8% increase in the Student Achievement Component of university funding....

Otago academic receives Critic and Conscience Award

03 May 2019 | media

Speaking truth to power is an academic responsibility Otago University Law Professor Andrew Geddis takes seriously....

Universities welcome increased teacher training funding

02 May 2019 | media

Universities New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement of increased funding for teacher training over the next four years....

Universities powerhouse of NZ research

30 April 2019 | media

The eight universities are confirmed as the powerhouse of research in New Zealand, based on today’s release of results from the 2018 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation, says...

Submission on review of the Copyright Act 1994

08 April 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has submitted an Issues Paper to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the review of the Copyright Act 1994.

UNZ submission to RoVE

03 April 2019 | news

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the Reform of Vocational Education.

Outstanding Christchurch student wins Myers scholarship to Cambridge

29 March 2019 | media

William Wynn Thomas, Dux of Christchurch’s Christ’s College last year, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study at Cambridge University in England....

From the Chair: Taking a stand

29 March 2019 | news

In the past two weeks we’ve seen some of the worst and the best of humanity in the events of and response to the terror attacks in Christchurch....

RoVE: risks and rewards

29 March 2019 | news

Government proposals for the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) have met with a wide range of reactions, from vehemently opposed to cautiously accepting....