Latest Tertiary Education Headlines

Chief Executive NMIT resigns

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:40:16 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Chair, Daryl Wehner, has announced the resignation of their Chief Executive, Tony Gray. More >>

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:41 +1200 | Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications.More >>

Transfer of Funds From Public to Private Tertiary Education

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:17:54 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s budget will cut funding to public tertiary education, handing millions of dollars of public funds to the private sector. More >>

BUDGET 2017: Govt ups spending on science and innovation

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:20:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced a $373 million increase in spending for science and innovation in a bid to help diversify the economy support more jobs and higher wages.More >>

No real commitment to great universities

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:25:53 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future.More >>

Budget a disappointment for Auckland

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:10:13 +1200 | Green Party

25 May 2017 Budget a disappointment for Auckland Aucklanders are the biggest losers in today’s Budget, with nothing new that will fix transport and housing problems in the city, the Green Party said today. “National is either ignoring Auckland ...More >>

Students miss out on increased accommodation benefit

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:52:36 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed an increase to the Accommodation Benefit, but says that it does not go far enough to meet rising housing costs.More >>

$132.1m investment in tertiary education

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:29:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $132.1 million of new operating funding to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a stronger and more internationally connected New Zealand economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says. ...More >>

Waikato University strengthens ties with China

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:59:07 +1200 | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened its ground-breaking partnership with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in Hangzhou, China this month, with the launch of a new joint institute that will see Waikato’s world-class degrees ...More >>

Fellowship caps PhD graduation celebrations

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:28:11 +1200 | Massey University

It will be a double celebration for emergency management specialist Sara McBride who is conferred with her doctorate at Massey University Graduation ceremonies in Wellington on Thursday. More >>

Chance for Minister to Back Students as He Backs Corporates

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:55:00 +1200 | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A policy change sought by students would only cost the Government a fraction of what it dishes out each year to its favourite businesses, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:23:26 +1200 | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony to be held in Whakatāne on Friday, 26 May.More >>

Students use design thinking to solve industry problems

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:17:12 +1200 | Waikato Institute Of Technology

Making breakfast and keeping the coffee coming for a room full of industry partners and Wintec staff was one of the easier challenges given to the first intake of students at Wintec’s Design Hub. More >>

Unitec Theatre - The 2017 Shakespeare Season

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:12:13 +1200 | Unitec

This year, the graduating third year students at Unitec’s Performing & Screen Arts/Creative Industries will perform: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Directed by Paul GittinsMore >>

Milestone for Regional Cooking Competition

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:57:01 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Former EIT students John Bland and Stacey McCann have good reason to be toasting the Hawke’s Bay Salon Culinaire’s upcoming 10th anniversary. More >>

Charles Sturt University Launches Full Procure-to-Pay Suite

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:53:11 +1200 | Unimarket

Auckland, New Zealand – 22 May 2017 – Charles Sturt University (CSU) officially launched a full suite of procure-to-pay solutions through Unimarket this month, implementing tools to help streamline and automate the university’s spend management and procurement ...More >>

Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:34:16 +1200 | Health Research Council

New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

QTI endorses closure of below-standard tertiary provider

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:32:10 +1200 | Quality Tertiary Institutions

Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, has welcomed the Government’s decision to close down the deeply troubled Linguis International Institute by cancelling its registration due to persistent ...More >>

Pioneering woman scholar honoured

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye unveiled a commemorative photograph at Auckland Grammar School this morning, dedicated to New Zealand’s first ever female university graduate, Kate Edger.More >>

Massey-China language centre boosts Mandarin momentum

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:46:07 +1200 | Massey University

The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University.More >>