Parliament

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

 

First ever education mission to India

14 April 2005 Media Statement

Minister leads first ever education mission to India

Education Minister Trevor Mallard is to lead the first ever education mission by a New Zealand government to India, aimed at significantly advancing the New Zealand-India bilateral education relationship.

Trevor Mallard, who departs today, will be accompanied by Deputy Secretary for Education Rob McIntosh, Chair of the Education New Zealand Trust David Caygill, Pro-Vice Chancellors of New Zealand universities, and other representatives of tertiary institutions.

“This is the largest education mission to leave New Zealand in recent years, and is another important step in the development of the international education industry - which is worth more than $2 billion annually to New Zealand,” Trevor Mallard said.

“Discussions between our governments, officials and sector representatives will help deepen our knowledge of policy and market trends in Indian education.

"A key part of the April 19 to 22 India visit will be the signing of an Education Cooperation Arrangement between New Zealand and India. This provides a way to strengthen and deepen the ties between our education institutions, and academics.

The mission will meet with some of India’s leading universities, and tertiary institutions in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, as a step in strengthening educational and academic engagement between the two countries.

“The delegation will build understanding around the programmes for international students available from New Zealand educational institutions. It will also support and publicise existing New Zealand education initiatives and consultancy work in India. Creating or extending opportunities for collaboration on research will also be a focus of the mission," Trevor Mallard said.

Trevor Mallard will also be travelling to the Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, from 24 to 28 April. This mission follows up on his earlier visit to the Gulf in 2003 and is another step in further strengthening cooperation in education between the Gulf countries and New Zealand. As Associate Finance Minister he will attend the World Bank conference in Washington from April 15 to 17.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>

ALSO:

Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election