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New head of Auckland’s Media Design School - Paul Brafield

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:46:21 +1300 | Media Design School

New head of Auckland’s Media Design School - Paul Brafield Paul Brafield was today announced as the new head of Media Design School (MDS), New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary institution for digital and design technology and part of Laureate Australia ...More >>

172 young Kiwis head to Asia on PM’s Scholarships

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:43:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated the 172 young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the August ...More >>

Top structural engineering lecturer steps down

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:37:01 +1300 | University of Canterbury

An award-winning engineer, who provided technical direction and led the assessment of major structures in the aftermath of the Canterbury quakes, has given his last lecture at the very institution where he completed his own Master’s degree.More >>

Drilling down into earnings myths

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:05:49 +1300 | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New research has again busted the myth that university graduates are always financially better off than apprentices and trainees. More >>

Children’s Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:04:03 +1300 | Massey University

A moving memorial to children murdered in the Holocaust has special resonance for its creator, School of Design senior lecturer Matthijs Siljee. More >>

Falling enrolments prompts voluntary redundancy call at Vic

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:01:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Falling enrolments, particularly in some humanities subjects, has prompted Victoria University of Wellington to invite staff who are "ready to leave" to take voluntary redundancy.More >>

Passport to Brazil with Portuguese language programme

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:54:19 +1300 | Massey University

New opportunities in business, culture, education, trade, tourism and diplomacy with Brazil could open up for Kiwis with the launch of the country’s only tertiary-level Portuguese language programme at Massey University.More >>

Come clean about Victoria University’s future, VC told

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:41:26 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting ...More >>

Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:24:26 +1300 | University of Auckland

University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers. Electroclear, a new spin-out company based at Auckland Bioengineering ...More >>

Million-dollar gift to foster future legal minds

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:43:26 +1300 | University of Queensland

Inspired by his own university experience, leading funds manager Matt McLennan has donated $1 million to The University of Queensland Law School to provide students with collaborative learning spaces.More >>

Open Polytechnic Chief Executive to step down in 2019

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 17:03:54 +1300 | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic Chief Executive to step down in 2019 Open Polytechnic Chief Executive, Dr Caroline Seelig, will be stepping down from the role in the middle of next year after more than 10 years of leadership at the specialist open and distance learning ...More >>

Being attracted to someone else – new study launched

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:38:13 +1300 | University of Auckland

A study at the University of Auckland is exploring a topic most adults probably experience at one time or another – fancying someone other than a person they are in a relationship with. More >>

Experts advise Vic Uni name change needs Act of Parliament

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 12:26:36 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Serious questions are being raised about whether a change to the name of Victoria University of Wellington can proceed without an amending Act of Parliament, National’s List MP based in Wellington, Nicola Willis says. “Evidence heard in the Education ...More >>

WelTec & Whitireia Merger Would Benefit Wellington Students

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:54:47 +1300 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

If Wellington is to become a student city with a thriving education sector, it requires a healthy and financially sustainable polytechnic, according to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.More >>

Make regional needs a priority in proposed merger

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:14:27 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes to take seriously the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kapiti ...More >>

WelTec and Whitireia announce change programme

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 14:04:48 +1300 | WelTec and Whitireia

The Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic have today announced an organisational change programme E Tū Ma Tātou – Our People. Our Challenges. Our Future. – torestore their financial position and strengthen the ...More >>

Spring Week lectures for adult learners

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 10:19:35 +1300 | University of Auckland

From childhood immunisation to circular economies, Spring Week on Campus invites the public to attend a week of fascinating lectures at the University of Auckland. The annual Spring Week on Campus series is a rare opportunity to listen to, debate ...More >>

Order of the Rising Sun for Dr Edwina Palmer

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:35:11 +1300 | Embassy of Japan

The Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette upon Dr Edwina Palmer More >>

ITF honours departing Careerforce CEO

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:05:05 +1300 | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is today honouring the outstanding contribution of departed Careerforce Chief Executive, Ray Lind. More >>

High NZTC completion rates reinforce college’s commitment

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 12:24:27 +1300 | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) qualification completion rates exceed the national university and Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) average with 73% of NZTC students completing their qualification.More >>


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