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

 

New initiative to bring more international students

New initiative to bring more international students to Christchurch

The University of Canterbury Council today agreed to engage with global education provider Navitas Limited to establish an affiliated college on campus that will recruit and prepare international students for degree study at UC.

Students will study first-year courses at the affiliated college and on successful completion will enter their second year of study at UC.

The affiliated college is expected to open its doors to a small group of students in the second half of 2013 with the main cohort of students beginning in 2014. Suitable facilities for the college on the UC campus are still being discussed.

UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says the aim of the affiliated college is to grow the international student population at the University.

“Increasing the presence of international undergraduate and postgraduate students is a key element in the University’s internationalisation plan because of the important role that international students fill while they are studying alongside New Zealand students and later as alumni.

“International student recruitment is a challenging task for all universities particularly as an increasing number of countries begin to compete for internationally mobile students. UC needs to ensure it remains in the market and that UC is the university of choice for international students.

Dr Carr says the University hopes international undergraduate students will account for approximately 15% of funded enrolment within 10 years. Currently 8% of undergraduates are international students.

“Welcoming a diverse range of students from other countries into the UC community enriches the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge and ideas that emerge from all aspects of the academic experience.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Canterbury to improve student body diversity and to help more international students enrich their lives through education,” says Rod Jones, CEO of Navitas.

Navitas was selected as the private sector provider following a tender process. Operating since 1994, Navitas currently operates nine pathway colleges in Australia, two in Canada, eight in UK, five in the USA, one in Kenya and one in Sri Lanka as well as three managed campuses in Australia and one in Singapore. University partners include the University of Adelaide, Macquarie University, Curtin University, La Trobe University, Simon Fraser University, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts, Brunel University and Anglia Ruskin University.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland