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Nursing a happy career choice

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:21:56 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

When she was a school leaver, becoming a registered nurse wasn’t Laura Stone’s first choice, but she couldn’t be happier now about her career direction. More >>

Promising Student Wins Airport Scholarship

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:04 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT tourism and travel student Shani Stewart has won an inaugural Hawke’s Bay Airport Ltd scholarship that will help cover the cost of her diploma study fees next year. More >>

Design and Arts Degree approved

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:53:33 +1300 | UCOL

The new Bachelor of Design and Arts to be taught at Whanganui UCOL next year has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Executive Dean of Humanities and Business at UCOL, Steve Sorsby, said “this is a major step forward and affirmation ...More >>

PNG’s ‘paradox of plenty’ outlined in UN report

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:28:59 +1300 | Massey University

Transferring massive mining industry profits into improving the health, education and wellbeing of a struggling population is a key challenge for Papua New Guinea, says the author of a new UN report.More >>

Top achievers win UC International College scholarships

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:18:21 +1300 | University of Canterbury

UC International College (UCIC) has announced the first two winners of the Navitas Academic Scholarships with Zhang Yuting and Wang Jiang Jun receiving the scholarships at a ceremony at the College yesterday.More >>

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:12:59 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and ...More >>

New Zealand on the bow wave of global change

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:20:07 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Changes being observed in Antarctica’s atmosphere and Southern Ocean will ripple around to the globe through connections to the mid and lower latitudes affecting the weather and climate of New Zealand on the way.More >>

Weta waste part of student's summer job description

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:15:11 +1300 | Lincoln University

It might seem Lincoln University student Morgan Shields got the short end of the stick when the Department of Ecology was handing out summer scholar assignments—his involves collecting weta droppings.More >>

ITC student scores highest mark in NZ for IATA qualification

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:02:14 +1300 | International Travel College

One very bright student at the International Travel College (ITC) has scored the highest mark in New Zealand for the IATA Foundation Exam. Anastasiya Kolchunova is an international student from Russia who has been at ITC since February 2013.More >>

India research projects win Asia NZ Foundation funding

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:57:23 +1300 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Two New Zealand academics will undertake fieldwork in India next year after being awarded funding by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. More >>

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:17:09 +1300 | University of Auckland

An international research review has concluded that there is more evidence smokers using electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. More >>

Germans rebuilt Dresden and the Syrians will rebuild Aleppo!

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:12:11 +1300 | Franklin Lamb

This observer has long sought an extended visit to the old city of Aleppo which is also one of this cradle of civilizations cultural and educational centers. Despite being in a continuing war zone, the visit materialized when security authorities ...More >>

Unique forestry course takes root

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:03:42 +1300 | Lincoln University

A unique new Lincoln University forestry course will be delivering cutting-edge training in a Northland school next year. Subject to funding, LincolnFirst Telford, a division of Lincoln University, will run the inaugural course at Kaikohe’s Northland College ...More >>

Trainee Chef Awarded Scholarship

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:47:38 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Winning the inaugural Noel Crawford Memorial Chef Scholarship is the icing on the cake for student chef John Bland. More >>

Grant awarded for approach to stop biofilm-based infections

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:46:08 +1300 | University of Otago

A University of Otago biochemist has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop enzymes that prevent infection-causing biofilms from growing on catheters and other medical devices.More >>

Nearly 1400 students graduating from Canterbury University

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:05:04 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Nearly 1400 students graduating from University of Canterbury this week December 17, 2014 More than 1400 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week. The ceremonies will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday with 1376 ...More >>

Intueri buys out 50% stake in Online Courses Australia

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:21:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training college, will buy the remaining half of Online Courses Australia Group that it doesn't own for an initial payment of $14 million and the remainder based on next year's ...More >>

Award for Waikato glassblower

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:37:17 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato glassblower Steve Newcombe has won the award for the best scientific piece at the 11th Biannual Scientific Glassblowing Symposium in Canberra. More >>

New Toi Māori Degree a First for Te Taitokerau

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:04:48 +1300 | NorthTec

NorthTec is launching the Maunga Kura Toi – Bachelor of Māori Arts, which offers undergraduate study in three Toi strands: Raranga (weaving), Rauangi (Māori Visual Arts) and Whakairo (Carving).More >>

New field guide proves popular

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:21:03 +1300 | University of Waikato

A field guide for New Zealand native plants was launched last week by University of Waikato ecologist Catherine Kirby, with support from the Environmental Research Institute. More >>

 

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