Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Support for modern scientific facilities welcomed by Lincoln

Government's in-principle support for modern scientific facilities welcomed by Lincoln University

Lincoln University welcomes the announcement made today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, the Hon Steven Joyce, that Cabinet will in principle provide capital that contributes to a rebuild of the University’s earthquake-damaged scientific facilities.

“Lincoln University is pleased to learn that Cabinet has agreed, in principle, to provide some capital support to Canterbury’s three Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) for their earthquake rebuilding programme. This improves our confidence that scientific education and research will endure at New Zealand's specialist land-based university" says Vice-Chancellor Dr Andrew West.

The Minister’s announcement states that the Government will help meet the cost of rebuilding some key facilities alongside the TEIs’ insurance proceeds plus contributions from the TEIs’ own balance sheets. Specifically Cabinet has agreed to provide capital support in principle towards:

• science and engineering facilities at the University of Canterbury
• science facilities at Lincoln University
• expansion of trades training facilities at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.

Final Cabinet decisions regarding the amount of Crown investment will be made following each of the institutions submitting a more detailed project business case for consideration in 2013.

“The Minister’s announcement today is valuable to Lincoln University and I would like to express the University’s appreciation for the understanding shown by the Minister of the contribution Lincoln continues to make in productivity growth and ecological management.

"Of course the earthquakes damaged far more than our scientific laboratories alone. As we continue to negotiate a complex situation with our insurers, the University will be mobilising its balance sheet to help repair the extensive areas of damage that the Government has clarified it will not contribute to, such as certain lecture and examination facilities" says Dr West.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news