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Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:43:05 +1300 | University of Waikato

Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus. More >>

Fijian academic to head Macmillan Brown Research Centre

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:32 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the prestigious Macmillan Brown Research Centre for Pacific Studies.More >>

Nigeria: Diary of an Unemployed Graduate

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:15 +1300 | Joe Onwukeme

The need to write this Diary Of An Unemployed Graduate (DOAUG) was necessitated because of the high level of unemployed graduates and the disparity it has created between the middle class and the elite.More >>

University’s Learning and Change Networks delivering results

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:07:56 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has welcomed a report highlighting the benefits of Learning and Change Networks among schools. The New Zealand Initiative report - No School is an Island: Fostering Collaboration in a competitive system - looks at the benefits ...More >>

Students over-estimate fertility

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:02:01 +1300 | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study.More >>

Waikato entrepreneurs grateful for internship programme

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:52 +1300 | University of Waikato

One brings the no nonsense approach, the other provides the voice of reason; together they balance each other out. It’s this great working relationship that has helped Timoti Daymond and Geoff Davies successfully create and drive forward their Waikato ...More >>

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:04:05 +1300 | Lincoln University

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit Landscape Architect Carolyn Ramsbottom has graduated from Lincoln University but a special piece of design work she did while studying there two years ago will be coming to fruition on Labour Day. While ...More >>

Leaf litter research boosted with Shirtcliffe Fellowship

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:37 +1300 | University of Waikato

Rotting leaf litter might not excite many people, but University of Waikato PhD candidate Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher finds it fascinating. More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:55 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ...More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:09 +1300 | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.More >>

Top UK award for Waikato writer

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:24:30 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato English lecturer Dr Tracey Slaughter has won one of the UK’s top writing prizes. More >>

Former Waikato Uni student receives top rugby award

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:50 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato alumnus and Waikato Rugby Union player Whetu Douglas received high recognition recently for his outstanding role in rugby. More >>

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:08 +1300 | FMG

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:41:50 +1300 | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008.More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Thousands more business cards needed to build giant Sponge

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:39 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short.More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:34:30 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:34:23 +1300 | Tertiary Education Commission

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. In Budget 2014 the Government committed $5million of funding each year for five years ...More >>

University of Auckland votes for fee hikes, yet again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:18:19 +1300 | AUSA

The council of the University of Auckland has voted to increase fees above inflation for the tenth year in a row. More >>

Students continue protesting fee rises at UoA, 4 Arrested

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:32:09 +1300 | Guy Cohn

4 students have been arrested at the University of Auckland after occupying Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon's office. More >>

 

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