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

 


New Asia-Pacific centre at Auckland University

University of Auckland to help New Zealanders become more Asia-savvy with new Asia-Pacific centre

The University of Auckland welcomes the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith’s announcement to invest in three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) hosted or set up in collaboration with the University.

Led by the University of Auckland in partnership with the University of Otago, the University of Waikato and the Victoria University of Wellington, the North Asia CAPE, will specialise in North Asia and covers China, Japan and Korea. This CAPE reinforces the University of Auckland’s considerable regional links with Asia.

The CAPEs programme is a Government initiative for the development of Asia-Pacific knowledge and language skills in New Zealand, and the enhancement of economic, trade, political and cultural relationships with the region.

Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Engagement), Professor Jenny Dixon says: “North Asia is a natural area of strength for the University and this CAPE will complement our leading institutes and centres with a focus on the region. In particular, the University has been building bridges with China for nearly two decades and we look forward to strengthening New Zealanders’ knowledge and skills to deal with this region more effectively.”

In addition, the University is a partner in the remaining two CAPEs focused on South-East Asia and Latin America which will be hosted by Victoria University.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jim Metson adds: “The CAPEs present a significant and exciting opportunity to deepen engagement between NZ and key regions. As New Zealand’s leading research-based University, we are delighted to be able to build stronger collaborations with institutions in the regions of all three CAPEs. We look forward to working in a consortium with other universities on this exciting initiative.”

The Government has allocated $34.5 million over four years to develop CAPEs in New Zealand universities as part of the Innovative New Zealand package in Budget 2016.
The University of Auckland’s existing North Asian centres and institutes include:

• The Confucius Institute, a non-profit public institute jointly established by the University of Auckland, Fudan University in Shanghai and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, based in Beijing.

• The New Zealand Asia Institute: Established in 1995, the NZ Asia Institute aims to support and promote the development of multidisciplinary research programmes on Asia in partnership with other national and international institutions. The institute currently has four area research centres: China Studies Centre; Japan Studies Centre; Korean Studies Centre; and Southeast Asian Studies Centre.

• The New Zealand Centre at Peking University was launched in May 2007 as a joint initiative by the University of Auckland and Peking University, Beijing. The centre promotes the study of New Zealand in China and contributes to strengthening the long-existing ties between the two countries and two internationally-respected universities.

• Last year, the University’s knowledge transfer company, Auckland UniServices Ltd, established a new Innovation Institute in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The Innovation Institute China (UAIIC) aims to provide unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: Howard Davis On Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper'

Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is stylish, mysterious, and very strange indeed. It manages to be both ghost story and suspense thriller, yet also a portrait of numbed loneliness and ennui , held together by an peculiarly inexpressive performance from ... More>>

Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news