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NZ universities view budget as step in the right direction

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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 »

UC aims to be one of the two universities in NZ long-term

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury‘s overarching goal is to be among the top two universities in New Zealand over the long-term, says London-based QS rankings, which annually ranks more than 3000 universities in the world. QS has just announced its rankings by subject which rates Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury (UC) 19thin the world. It says ... Read More »

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

University of Canterbury

This year is looking up for the University of Canterbury, with more students choosing to study in the quake-damaged city. The university has struggled financially, but for the first time since the earthquakes student numbers are tipped to climb in 2014. And with help from a Government bailout, major developments are underway. The university was left badly damaged following the ... Read More »

University of Canterbury to run on empty by next year

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will run out of money next year, forcing it to borrow cash to fund its day-to-day operations. The university has already asked for government help, but Vice-Chancellor Rod Carr insists it is not facing an “imminent crisis”. “We’re not going to run out of time. We’re forecasting and the Government is aware of our circumstances.” It ... 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 »

NZ universities rank highly in new global lists

The University of Auckland is one of six “world class” New Zealand universities to have made the top 200 in the newest world university rankings, released. QS World University Rankings show how the top 600 universities, from 27 countries around the globe, stack up against one another in the largest survey of its kind. Victoria University, the University of Otago, ... Read More »

NZ:Merger of CPIT and universities ‘not ruled out’

A merger of cash-strapped Canterbury’s three main tertiary providers has not been ruled out by the Government. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has asked the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to seek areas where they could cut costs. “Obviously there has been some issues post-earthquake so at the moment it’s just about ... Read More »

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