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New Zealand: Universities fear loss of democracy

University of Victoria

BY ALISA YONG Academic freedom and democracy is under threat, university staff and students say. The Education Amendment Bill, currently before a select committee, will reduce the size of university and wananga councils to no more than 12 members, three or four of whom must be ministerial appointments. The proposal is to remove the requirement for staff and student representation ... Read More »

NZ universities rank among the world’s best

University-of-Auckland

New Zealand has been deemed one of the world’s best destinations for international students and teachers to pursue tertiary studies. Five of our eight universities have been named in Times Higher Education list of the top 50 international universities. Auckland University and Canterbury University have been jointly ranked at 19. Universities New Zealand chair Professor Roy Crawford says they have ... Read More »

New Zealand: Universities crack down on ‘inventive’ exam cheats

University-of-Auckland

Universities have launched an unprecedented crackdown on cheating students – including fines and unpaid labour – as students find ever-more inventive ways to rot the system. Information released to Fairfax Media under the Official Information Act from seven universities shows hundreds of students were penalised for academic misconduct last year. According to the figures, 75 students were accused of academic misconduct at Victoria ... Read More »

New Zealand: Cheating attempts by students drop

Hiding notes in the toilet during an exam, inappropriate use of an iPhone and one student trying to bribe their lecturer into giving them a pass were all cheating cases picked up by universities last year. Figures released under the Official Information Act show cheating and plagiarism incidents have dropped at six of the eight universities over the past year, ... Read More »

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