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Fears cuts could ruin universities’ reputations

University of Auckland

By Laura Macdonald Universities have united to condemn the Government’s proposal to cut the number of seats on university councils. The changes are part of the Education Amendment Bill, introduced in February, but students say the changes could push them out of decision-making. About 180,000 students fill the halls of New Zealand’s eight universities, alongside 20,000 full-time staff. “Students have ... Read More »

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 »

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