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Babies and Parkinson’s sufferers benefit from $2m gift

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:10:27 +1300 | University of Auckland

A generous gift of $2 million from the Hugo Charitable Trust has been given to the University of Auckland to conduct research into growth restriction in babies and to help those with Parkinson’s disease.More >>

UC Eco-Marathon Team Wins the Innovation Award at Singapore

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:10:48 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team is again coming home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event.More >>

Second chance just what the doctor ordered

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:07:40 +1300 | University of Auckland

Getting into medical school is a big deal for any student, but for Nicholas Waaka it is an even greater achievement after he was given a second chance at university. More >>

Come behind the scenes at the Auckland Medical School

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:25:59 +1300 | University of Auckland

Robots, science labs and medical displays will be on show at the University of Auckland’s Grafton Campus this Saturday. More >>

NZMA opens community campus in Porirua to make a difference

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:59:25 +1300 | NZMA

Porirua will have its own community campus which will officially open in late April 2018. The key kaupapa is to work with, and for the community - involving students in community projects and working alongside the community to support pathways to ...More >>

Award-winning Indian students settle into NZ Universities

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:17:01 +1300 | Education New Zealand

A group of 35 award-winning Indian university students have started studies at universities throughout New Zealand under a new scholarship programme. More >>

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:50:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori The negative experience of tamariki and rangatahi highlighted in a new report has to change if we are to lift Māori achievement at school, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. ...More >>

Dilworth prefect awarded Colliers tertiary scholarship

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:39:31 +1300 | Colliers International

An outstanding student who endured two major spinal operations while earning his place as a school prefect has started a three-year Staples Education Foundation university scholarship sponsored by Colliers International. Dilworth School’s 2017 Deputy ...More >>

First tracking of yellow-eyed penguin juveniles

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:24:50 +1300 | University of Otago

A select group of this season’s yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho chicks are having their first expeditions into the ocean remotely tracked, as University of Otago researchers investigate dramatically declining survival rates of the endangered species.More >>

Students plan to “March on Midland”

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:47:47 +1300 | VUWSA

Victoria University students will march from their Law School grounds to Midland Park in protest of the sexual harassment and violence students, interns and graduates are subject to within the legal fraternity and professional services.More >>

Hundreds attend Christchurch Student Welcome

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:02:13 +1300 | ChristchurchNZ

More than 750 international students from 56 different countries attended Christchurch’s Student Welcome last Friday, organised by the ChristchurchNZ international education team.More >>

Methamphetamine easier to buy than cannabis

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:10:28 +1300 | Massey University

Preliminary findings from New Zealand’s first online Drug Trends Survey has found methamphetamine is currently more available than cannabis, throughout the country. More >>

Job cuts further proof Minister must fix tertiary funding

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:20:25 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Plans announced today by the management of Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology to cut jobs because the institution did not meet narrow funding metrics is further evidence that the current tertiary education funding model is broken and failing to meet the ...More >>

VUWSA stands behind student rally against sexual violence

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:56:19 +1300 | VUWSA

VUWSA stands behind student rally against sexual violence, calls on all workplaces to do better. More >>

Education Entrepreneur Expands Portfolio

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:52:59 +1300 | Asia Pacific Education

Renowned tertiary education entrepreneur Feroz Ali will expand his New Zealand offerings this month, with the acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. More >>

Fees-free the biggest waste of money in decades

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:12:46 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The list of reasons why Labour’s fees-free policy is one of the most wasteful and badly-executed policies in decades keeps getting longer, with the calculation that $38 million a year will be spent on university dropouts, National’s Tertiary Education ...More >>

Trade deal threatens health if climate change not addressed

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 08:52:44 +1300 | University of Otago

A University of Otago health expert is calling for an independent assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact’s potential impacts on climate change and health.More >>

Fees-Free’s Fatal Flaw

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 19:02:11 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

"Chris Hipkins has confirmed the Government will this year waste about $38 million of taxpayer money on its flagship fees-free policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

International collaborations shown to benefit NZ Inc.

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:18:26 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has today released a new Deloitte Access Economics report that assesses the benefits of international collaboration between New Zealand and overseas universities. It finds that collaboration on joint research, and the active ...More >>

Six scholarships and an offer to Oxford

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 15:46:21 +1300 | ACG Parnell College

Following outstanding scholarship results, former ACG Parnell College student Raghav Ramachandran has accepted an offer to study medicine at Oxford University starting later this year.More >>


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