Parliament

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

 

AIT To Become A University - Minister

The Governor General has accepted my recommendation and the decision will be published in the Gazette today.

The AIT made its application for university status in 1997. It was the first application of its kind under the Education Act 1989.

"The review of AIT?s application has been full and thorough and has included intensive discussions with AIT, and advice from the NZQA and the Ministry of Education," Mr Bradford said.

He said over 150 submissions from the tertiary sector were received and considered.

"Earlier this year the AIT and Auckland University committed to an alliance agreement that resulted in AIT students having access to the University's facilities, library resources and staff.

"This relationship has helped ensure the AIT is able to provide the necessary functions of a university.

"More importantly it is the sort of strategic relationship that will allow the best characteristics of AIT, as a University of Technology, to be leveraged with the best characteristics of Auckland University, as a significant research oriented and teaching university," Mr Bradford said.

"The process has been a long one but after due consideration, I am satisfied that the Auckland Institute of Technology substantially meets the characteristics of a university as set out in the Education Act 1989.

"I want to especially congratulate Dr John Hinchcliffe, Chief Executive of AIT and his staff and management in the professionalism with which they have approached the difficult process of becoming a university.

"I believe the AIT provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment and is committed to the highest achievable standards of teaching and research," Mr Bradford said.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The West’s Role In Arming Khashoggi’s Killers

The cliché about one death being a tragedy and a million deaths only a statistic has been demonstrated in spades by the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Of all the crimes committed over the past decade by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that has finally brought universal condemnation. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

MP Reportedly In Mental Health Care: Speaker Of The House Seeks Advice

After unleashing a volley of damaging allegations against his former leader, National's Simon Bridges, and his party, Jami-Lee Ross was reportedly taken into mental health care over the weekend. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

ALSO:

Film Industry Working Group:

Three Killed: DOC Supporting Family, Colleagues After Helicopter Crash

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka... The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when it crashed. More>>

ALSO:

Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

ALSO:

Education Amendment Bill Passes: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>

ALSO:

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Cull: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels