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Canterbury students helping NZ athletes for the Olympics

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:34:58 +1300 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand athletes’ Olympic participation is benefitting from a world first power meter developed by University of Canterbury graduates. More >>

Biopharma innovators gain accelerator successes

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:32:35 +1300 | University of Auckland

Two innovative University of Auckland medical research graduates are semi-finalists in an international business start-up competition with their new biopharma company. More >>

Exhibition showcases works from university's art collection

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:51:50 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Seldom-seen gems and new acquisitions from Victoria University of Wellington’s Art Collection will be among the works on display in the Adam Art Gallery’s next show. More >>

Students' Support Calls to Review UE Changes

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:38 +1300 | VUWSA

This morning the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has joined the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) in calling for an urgent review of University Entrance (UE) requirements after a significant drop in numbers ...More >>

Honorary degree for dedication to preventing child abuse

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:18:10 +1300 | Wintec

A lifetime dedicated to preventing child abuse in New Zealand sees Anthea Simcock, the founder and chief executive of child protection trust, Child Matters, receiving an honorary Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) from the Waikato Institute ...More >>

UE bar hike denies access to thousands

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:29:28 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Government rule change denying thousands of young Kiwis access to tertiary education is doing nothing to build a smart, fair future, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe said today. “NZQA rules changed by the Government have reduced student ...More >>

Otago announces professorial promotions

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:09:33 +1300 | University of Otago

Fifteen leading University of Otago academics are being promoted to full professorships. Announcing the promotions, University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne warmly congratulated the new professors on their well-earned promotions which ...More >>

Media Design School beats high score at Global Game Jam 2015

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:37:21 +1300 | Media Design School

Media Design School managed to beat its own high score by attracting 102 registered participants to take part in this year's Global Game Jam; the largest number of game jammers ever registered at one site in New Zealand. More >>

Home affordability heads for uncharted territory

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:12:37 +1300 | Massey University

Houses across New Zealand decreased in affordability by 14.1 per cent over the 12 months ending November 2014, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report – and on current trends Auckland’s lack of affordability could reach historic ...More >>

Waikato University in partnership with CTC Aviation

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:38:03 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The University of Waikato and the Hamilton Airport-based pilot training company CTC Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work on the development of joint programmes in aviation.More >>

UC investigating if drones can be used to help fight fires

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:12:45 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC) is investigating the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones to help fight fires.More >>

AUT gets the Rainbow Tick

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:25:14 +1300 | AUT University

AUT University has become the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to be awarded a Rainbow Tick for the level of engagement and support shown to the Rainbow community both internally and externally.More >>

Try Before You Buy Learning Programmes Proving a Hit

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:12:59 +1300 | Weltec

These are just some of the reasons why senior school students are flocking to enrol at the Wellington Trades Academy, based this year at Petone, Wellington and Porirua. More >>

New scholarships for UCOL Degree students

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:13 +1300 | UCOL

Students starting out in UCOL Degree programmes this year are now able to apply for financial assistance through new scholarship opportunities. UCOL Scholarships for You 2015 are worth $5,000 each and are for students enrolled full-time in their first ...More >>

Canterbury graduate hopes to improve research in NZ

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:37:00 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate has developed a website designed to connect New Zealand university postgraduate students with participants for their research. More >>

International experts in multidisciplinary stroke conference

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:36:00 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology on helping recovering patients at an international stroke rehabilitation conference in Christchurch in ...More >>

Two Heritage Buildings re-open due to Partnership

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:21:51 +1300 | UCOL

Plans to re-open two heritage buildings on Taupo Quay for educational and community use are taking shape in a partnership approach between Whanganui UCOL and the Wanganui District Council. To reflect the sharing of spaces and facilities, a new arrangement ...More >>

Student Visas ‘Sold’ as Back Door to NZ Residency

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:22:59 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Foreign students are being promised they will be able to stay here permanently, says New Zealand First. More >>

Anzco's Harrison to fund new Lincoln University chair

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:02:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Graeme Harrison, chairman of meat company Anzco Foods, is to fund a new professorial chair in global value chains and trade at Lincoln University, initially for a term of five years.More >>

Education to tackle primary industries skills shortage

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:01:10 +1300 | Silvereye Communications

Damien Watson manages a 1,600 cow Landcorp dairy farm just north of Taupo and understands how important it is for employees to have the right skills and relevant qualifications. So much so, that when Kate Callaghan, who runs the agricultural programme at the ...More >>


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