Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Education mission to China, Korea, South East Asia

Education mission to China, Korea, South East Asia

Education Minister Trevor Mallard will depart for Asia on Wednesday 12 May on an education mission.

Education Minister Trevor Mallard will depart for Asia on Wednesday 12 May on an education mission aimed at strengthening education relationships at government-to-government level, and lifting New Zealand's profile as world class destination for education.

"We have important historical education ties with South East Asia, and more recent education relationships with China and Korea. Through my mission I want to see our education relationships with these countries further strengthened in fields of joint research and student and academic exchanges," Trevor Mallard said.

The mission encompasses China, Korea and South East Asia. During the two-week trip Trevor Mallard will meet with Chinese Minister of Education Mr Zhou Ji, South Korean Minister of Education and Training Mr Ahn Byoung-young, Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Prof Nguyen Minh Hien, Thai Minister of Education Mr Adisai Bodharamik, Cambodian Secretary of State Mr Im Sethy, and Malaysian Minister of Education Datuk Mr Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Minister of Higher Education Datuk Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh.

"My meeting with Mr Zhou Ji in Beijing will build on my visit there last September and previous discussions in May 2002. We will be discussing the number of changes our government has made to lift the quality of education and care that international students receive," Trevor Mallard said.

As Associate Finance Minister, Trevor Mallard will attend the Asia Development Bank meeting in South Korea, then hold a day of education meetings in Seoul, before leading an education mission to South East Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia). Trevor Mallard will be accompanied by representatives from 18 institutions who provide international education.

Trevor Mallard will visit institutions which have relationships with New Zealand, hold media briefings, speak at seminars with local education agents and witness the signing of several institutional agreements.

These include a teacher exchange agreement between the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education and the Association of Colleges of Education in New Zealand, an agreement between Korea University and Victoria University of Wellington and another between INTI College in Malaysia and the University of Otago.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news