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Retail researcher warns of ‘post-Christmas blues’

Associate Professor Jonathan Elms

The American retail traditions of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ might have killed this year’s Boxing Day sales, says a Massey University retail expert. Associate Professor Jonathan Elms, who heads Massey University’s retail programme, says many retailers are reporting Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year have outstripped what they normally do on Boxing Day. Black Friday is the ... Read More »

PISA shows big gap in student financial literacy skills

The PISA (Program for International Student Achievement) budgetary writing proficiency study has highlighted an immense crevice between the most elevated and least performing understudies in New Zealand. The report, which thinks about the money related reading proficiency aptitudes of New Zealand 15-year-olds to those from other OECD nations, found that New Zealand has a high extent of understudies at both ... Read More »

Hawaii, New Zealand universities form partnerships

University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is forming partnerships in indigenous research with two New Zealand universities. The partnerships with the University of Auckland and Massey University aim to uplift the mana, or spiritual power, and aspirations of indigenous peoples. The University of Hawaii at Manoa said Wednesday the partnerships have already been fruitful. The UH medical school and a ... Read More »

2013-2014 Massey University Masterate Scholarships in New Zealand

Massey University

Massey University offers Masterate Scholarships and Masterate Scholarships for Maori Students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research. The scholarships are open to persons who are enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for the thesis research component of their Masters degree. Every scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University for a maximum period of 12 months devoted to full-time research. The tenure of ... 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 »

A medal and a master’s: Storm Uru’s big year

Olympic bronze medallist Storm Uru capped off a stellar year this afternoon when he received his master’s degree at a Massey University graduation ceremony in Palmerston North. The rower acknowledged it had been difficult training for the Olympics while working on his degree, but says he has always been one for taking on tough challenges. “It was a difficult process, ... Read More »

2013 Massey University Doctoral Scholarships, New Zealand

Massey University

Doctoral Scholarships for International Students at Massey University in New Zealand 2013  About Scholarship: Doctoral Scholarships and Doctoral Scholarships for Maori are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University and are awarded on academic ranking. – Up to 10 Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships are offered each year. Priority will be given to domestic students. – A designated number of ... Read More »

New Zealand: Preparing women to compete in sports management

While female athletes make up nearly half of New Zealand’s team for the London Olympics, the same is not true when it comes to coaches and senior roles in sports management, says a Massey University expert on leadership. Professor Sarah Leberman says her research into preparing female students for leadership roles in sport management shows that many women feel the ... Read More »

$1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have received $1.4 million to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Currently, metals obtained from ores contain platinum group metals (PGM) some of which are lost through various stages of processing. The research will investigate “phyto-mining,” which involves growing plants ... Read More »

Collaboration between universities and Crown Research Institutes

New collaborative service for universities and Crown Research Institutes A new collaborative online service for New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes officially launches today. Named Tuakiri – New Zealand Access Federation, the service enables participating institutions to use their home institution login to access a growing number of national and international resources, thus helping foster education and research development ... Read More »

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