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Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:06:46 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding its 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference in Auckland at the Business School and Waipapa Marae, ...More >>

Belfast researcher to become Otago Professor of Theology

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:16 +1300 | University of Otago

Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January. The Chair is part of the University’s ...More >>

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 NZers each year

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:17 +1300 | University of Otago

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population.More >>

Funding system pushing tertiary institutions towards fraud

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:11:55 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Pressure for funding is driving institutions to take illegal shortcuts says TEU national president Lesley Francey. More >>

Canterbury student working for Ericsson in Silicon Valley

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:37:59 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate master of engineering management student has received an internship with one of the biggest information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world.More >>

Pressing population issues focus of forums

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:52 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand urgently needs a high-level strategy on population change if the country is to avoid an array of problems ranging from regional decline to growing shortages in housing and service provision, Massey researchers say.More >>

Tourism surviving natural disasters: Preparedness

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:24:07 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury doctoral student is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers. More >>

Goodhew: DairyNZ Board Dinner

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

There are also a large number of CE’s and leaders from business, government and local government here, including Kingi Smiler, Chairman of Miraka and Laurie Margrain, Chairman for Open Country Dairy, and Martyn Dunne, Director General of the Ministry ...More >>

Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:12 +1300 | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today.More >>

Ayotzinapa Caravan meets with EZLN in Oventic

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:17:52 +1300 | Gabriela Coutino

In their visit to Zapatista Territory, parents of the 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa Guerrero, agreed with the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), to articulate a national grassroots movement that would question forced disappearances ...More >>

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:17:10 +1300 | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ...More >>

Academic not surprised owners docking worker wages

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:04 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury business and economics associate professor says she is not surprised that petrol business owners would make their staff pay for loss of income due to customers not paying their petrol.More >>

Student researcher looks at refuelling for disabled drivers

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:56 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is helping a community-based organisation conduct further research into the feasibility of an automated refuelling device for mobility-impaired drivers.More >>

Former Volunteer Army leader: everyday systems are priority

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:57:09 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army was involved in five major response operations after the earthquakes but the army’s foundation co-founder Jason Pemberton says more importantly they learned about dysfunctional everyday systems.More >>

Conference to put lens on Asia-Pacific political journalism

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:46:57 +1300 | Pacific Media Centre

Renowned investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media freedom campaigners from across the Asia-Pacific region will come together at AUT University next week for a thought-provoking conference on political journalism.More >>

High performance squad selection for Nicole

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:36:29 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Hillary scholar Nicole van der Kaay is one of nine athletes selected for Triathlon New Zealand’s 2015 High Performance Squad. More >>

Significant funding for career development

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:58:51 +1300 | University of Auckland

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week.More >>

Design Students Get a Push in the Right Direction

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:19:18 +1300 | DesignGel

Since 2011 DesignGel ( designgel.org.nz ) has been helping young creatives develop the skills for a successful career in design. DesignGel are now looking to add more creative talent to their network and offer their services to a wider range of clients.More >>

Innovative Technology Designed in the Hutt Valley

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:14:15 +1300 | Weltec

Fraser Engineering in Lower Hutt is world famous for producing sophisticated yet rugged fire engines. More >>

Government misguided to base funding on employment outcomes

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:11:31 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“QPEC, the Quality Public Education Coalition, is alarmed at proposals to tie tertiary education funding to "employment outcomes," says QPEC tertiary education spokesperson Dr David Cooke. Ministry briefings, the Ministry of Education, the TEC ...More >>

 

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