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Government Plans For Tertiary Education

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:23:23 +1300 | TVNZ

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce told TV One’s Q+A programme that he wants more NZ universities to expand overseas to boost their income. “More international income, that’s right because some of it can be done offshore. The Australians are ...More >>

Life and death in New Zealand

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:34:32 +1300 | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. More >>

Language expert to lecture at the University of Auckland

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:44:32 +1300 | Auckland University

Professor Jack Richards - a world renowned specialist in second and foreign language teaching - will present his inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education next Friday.More >>

Pick up sticks – engineering style

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:33:48 +1300 | University of Waikato

Picking commercial pine tree seedlings is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato. As part of a third-year mechanical engineering design paper, 10 teams of students were each asked to create ...More >>

Research casts Mansfield in a new light

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:49:29 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history.More >>

Fusion of Pacific and street dance a winner

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:42:20 +1300 | University of Auckland

An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose work is a fusion of Pacific and street dance, is creating new work to perform at next year’s Auckland Fringe Festival, helped by a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland.More >>

University Challenge Primed to Return

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:24:49 +1300 | Prime TV

Twenty-five years since last on New Zealand television, University Challenge, the general knowledge contest among New Zealand universities, is set for a return next month with a brand new series screening on Prime.More >>

UC academic hitting the right notes internationally

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:46 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) composer and music teacher has hit the right notes by being elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM).More >>

Research shows demise of moa inevitable from humans' arrival

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:22 +1300 | University of Auckland

Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, according to a major new study that has produced a new and more refined date for their disappearance than ever before: a five-year window between 1440-1445 AD.More >>

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 >>

 

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