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

 


Agreement to bring Chinese students to study in New Zealand

Wellington Institute of Technology to Sign Agreement bringing Chinese students to study in New Zealand

PRESS RELEASE

12 April 2013

On Thursday, 11 April 2013 Dr Linda Sissons, Chief Executive of the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) signed a new agreement with Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction (GPC) in Beijing, China which will see the number of Chinese students studying engineering or construction at WelTec increase significantly from mid-2013.

“This agreement forms the basis of a model developed with GPC which will enable Chinese students to study for two years at GPC then spend one year in Wellington studying at WelTec to complete either a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) or Diploma in Creative Technologies,” says Dr Sissons.


The visit to Beijing coincides with the Prime Minister’s visit to China. Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Steven Joyce is also accompanying the Prime Minister to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China and the 5th anniversary of the China New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

“GPC is a highly respected and specialised construction school in China offering three-year diplomas in engineering, construction, infrastructure and IT subjects. With more than 2,500 graduates each year who are in high demand by local industries, we are eager to begin this partnership in 2013,” says Dr Sissons.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Education
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news