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

 


Significant International Boost for Whitireia


For immediate release

3 June 2014


Significant International Boost for Whitireia


An agreement signed in Shanghai on Saturday will see significant numbers of international students coming to New Zealand to study at Whitireia. The agreement was signed with Zheijiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages and Yuexiu Foreign Languages School at a function at New Zealand Central in front of Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown, Consul General Matthew Dalzell and members of the Wellington Education delegation currently in China.

Whitireia Chief Executive Don Campbell says "I'm delighted to be signing this agreement which will bring as many as 50 additional students annually to complete business qualifications in New Zealand. I visited the university on Thursday and met with senior staff and was very impressed by their commitment and facilities.”

Whitireia currently has around 1,800 international students mainly in Auckland and Wellington generating some $15m annually and this agreement will result in a further $1m in annual revenue.

We want these students to come to Wellington as part of a collaboration with other key providers to boost international student numbers to the region. Clearly extending the airport runway is an important part of this strategy and I understand there has been good progress on this recently. Wellington is seeking to boost its profile in China as the Mayor's delegation demonstrates, and access is a key factor said Campbell.

Mr Campbell has also visited other potential university partners in China and found strong interest in New Zealand. He has noted a wish in China, to broaden study areas from the current predominant Business and Information Technology to Creative Arts and Design as well as Health and Nursing and these are particular strengths of Whitireia.

He noted, "we are well placed to take advantage of these changes particularly with work we are doing with WelTec as part of the Choice Protocol, with some exciting announcements to be made in the next week on this really significant partnership.”

ENDS


BACKGROUND

WelTec and Whitireia are partners in The Choice Protocol, a strategic partnership providing students across the Wellington region with educational opportunities.

Information about The Choice Protocol can be found at http://www.thechoiceprotocol.ac.nz/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

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:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news