Universities ‘dumbed down’ in Botched Budget
Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 3:18 pm
Press Release: New Zealand National Party
This Government will be remembered as the Government
that dumbed down our university sector in its Botched
Budget, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr
Shane Reti says.
“The Government has cancelled
multiple successful, innovative university programmes
including entrepreneurial universities, ICT graduate schools
and international doctoral research fellowships.
“These programmes brought high calibre professors,
their teams and ideas to New Zealand. This has been a very
successful and is well-liked by universities. But funding
has been ‘reprioritised to other priority areas in the
Budget that will improve wellbeing for New