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

 


India-NZ higher ed research grants awarded

India-NZ higher ed research grants awarded

Joint research grants worth $460,000 have been awarded to seven collaborative research projects between New Zealand and Indian universities, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

The winning themes range from research into health and migration patterns in the South Pacific to managing India New Zealand institutional challenges and the impact of climate change.

Mr Joyce says the joint research projects will enhance bilateral cooperation and develop stronger links between higher education institutions.

“The Tertiary Education Strategy released in March 2014 made ‘growing international linkages’ one of six priorities for New Zealand’s tertiary education organisations,” Mr Joyce says.

“Our success as a country over the next 20 years will be determined by our level of connectedness with the rest of the world. Collaborative research and learning is a vital way to build those global linkages.

“By sharing knowledge and researching issues from both a New Zealand and an India perspective the academics involved will develop a more international outlook as well as producing research of mutual benefit.”

The grants are being jointly funded by Education New Zealand, the government agency responsible for promoting international education, and the Indian University Grant Commission, a statutory body of the Indian Government responsible for the coordination and maintenance of university education standards.

This initiative is part of the India New Zealand Education Council, which seeks to enhance bilateral tertiary education cooperation between New Zealand and India.

Further details about the joint research projects and the full list of grant award recipients is available at: http://www.enz.govt.nz/news/joint-india-new-zealand-research-grants-awarded

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: John Pilger, And Making War On China

In July, the New Zealand Defence Force is scheduled to join the latest round of Talisman Sabre, a huge training exercise that Australia carries out biennially in conjunction with all four arms of the US military.

Last time around in 2015, New Zealand contributed 650 personnel, 45 vehicles and two of our $NZ771 million dollar fleet of NH90 helicopters to this regional war game.

What’s weird is that Talisman Sabre is actually a rehearsal for an assault on China and its ability to defend itself. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Urban Planning Report: Momentum Grows To Replace The RMA

A major new report from the Productivity Commission lays the foundation for action on the growing political consensus that the Resource Management Act and associated laws are failing both cities and the natural environment and need a complete rewrite. More>>

ALSO:

Vaping: Quitline Supports Decision To Legalise Nicotine E-Cigarettes

Today Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner has announced that Government are taking the proactive step of legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, a move which Quitline is pleased to hear and support wholeheartedly. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Labour/Greens Deal (And The NZDF)

If Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as happened yesterday. More>>

ALSO:

Until After The Election: Extension Of Report-Back Date For Havelock North Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. More>>

ALSO:

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news