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NZ universities view budget as step in the right direction

Universities NZ

Te Pōkai Tara welcomes student achievement component (SAC) funding increases announced in today’s budget for science, agriculture, pharmacy and physiotherapy on a per capita basis. It is also strongly supportive of increased investment for four more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), including a CoRE dedicated to Māori development research, and contestable science funding. “The budget includes some very good news ... Read More »

Universities welcome Tertiary Education Strategy

Universities Students

Universities New Zealand– Te Pōkai Tara welcomes the release of the Tertiary Education Strategy (2014-2019) and will work closely with Government to achieve key goals such as boosting student achievement, occupational skills and economic growth. Universities NZ Chair Professor Roy Crawford says that the Government’s Strategy reflects the feedback it received from the tertiary education sector and universities will be ... Read More »

New Zealand: Governance changes will undermine role of universities

Lincoln University

Universities New Zealand opposes plans to change the composition of university councils which will remove the statutory protections that ensure universities have the independence and diversity to effectively represent the communities they serve. “The changes announced by the Government last week are of great concern to the university sector. They remove the legal requirement for democratically elected students, staff and ... Read More »

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