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Why women aren’t continuing in physics

Press Release – University of Auckland

Why women aren’t continuing in physics despite being high achievers
Most high achieving female students studying physics at university choose to discontinue physics as a core subject, not because they aren’t good at physics, but because they pursue further study in the life sciences.
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Gift helps young scholar with disabilities

Press Release – University of Auckland

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Having three auto-immune diseases as well as depression took such a toll on University of Auckland student Sarai McKay she had to take a year off to get well. Read more »

Scientists and iwi work together to name new plant species

Press Release – Unitec

Auckland, 12 September 2019 — A new species of alpine cress, discovered on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, has been given a species name derived from te reo Māori in full consultation with one of the local iwi, Ngāti Rangi.
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AUT moves up another 50 places in world rankings

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

AUT is now firmly cemented as one of the world’s top teaching and research universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in London today. AUT is now in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top 50 for research citations. Read more »

University of Auckland regains place in elite global top 200

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has regained its place in the world’s top 200 Universities, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) International rankings released today (Thursday 12 September NZ time). Read more »

Promoting Whanganui as a destination

Press Release – Universal College Of Learning

UCOL and Whanganui & Partners teamed up to bring two Auckland secondary school students to Whanganui to experience UCOL Open Day and what the region has to offer. Read more »

Young people give Youth Guarantee the thumbs up

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa

Young people give Youth Guarantee the thumbs up, but rate longer-term outcomes over quals

Young people involved in Youth Guarantee rate the programme highly according to a two-year project exploring their perceptions and experiences of the government-funded initiative. Read more »

ITENZ Excellence Award 2019 – winners announced

Press Release – Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand

In Auckland last night, a Manawatu hairdressing provider scooped the top prize at the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand Awards. Read more »

Rotorua Boys’ High bags Supreme Award at 2019 PM’s Awards

Press Release – Ministry of Education

Rotorua Boys’ High bags Supreme Award at 2019 PM’s Education Awards

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Philanthropist encourages future entrepreneurs

Press Release – University of Auckland

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tony Falkenstein believes in the power of business to positively impact on people’s lives. So much so, he is donating $600,000 to the University of Auckland Business School to fund up to 14 top students to travel to Silicon Valley. While there, they will visit contemporary business hubs in order to observe and hone the skills required for entrepreneurial success. Read more »

The biggest questions of all – panel hosted by Kim Hill

Press Release – University of Auckland

The biggest questions of all – panel discussion hosted by RNZ’s Kim Hill

Space exploration and the search for alien life is the topic of a panel discussion at the University of Auckland hosted by RNZ’s Kim Hill. Read more »

From Bugs to Bots to Building – Unitec’s Annual Open Day

Press Release – UNITEC

From Bugs to Bots to Building – Unitec’s Annual Open Day Showcases Real-World Learning

Auckland, 5 September 2019 – Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology will open its doors to a host of budding engineers, builders, architects, nurses, robotics engineers, and more at its annual Open Day this weekend as it showcases the benefits of learning industry relevant skills that lead to jobs. Read more »

New college from international partnership

Press Release – University of Auckland

Three years of cooperative effort have paid off, with the University of Auckland today joining forces with Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in China, to partner in a new college approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Read more »

SAE Auckland Introduces New Selection Criteria for 2020

Press Release – SAE NZ

SAE Auckland Introduces New Selection Criteria for 2020 Programmes

Studying at SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE Auckland) has never been more popular. Read more »

Brave new digital world – are we ready?

Press Release – University of Auckland

An accelerating avalanche of technological breakthroughs in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics has already changed how we do things, so where does that leave the global workforce? Read more »

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

A Better Start National Science Challenge team have been researching effective ways to accelerate early reading and writing success for children who enter school with lower levels of oral language. Read more »

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely underrepresented

Article – The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities) Read more »

Superstar sought to help kids avoid the ‘summer slide’

Press Release – Taitokerau Education Trust

August 29, 2019
A Northland trust is on a mission to keep students in a cluster of low-decile schools learning this summer – and they’re looking for someone to make it happen. Read more »

Low Decile Students Need Greater Access to Sporting Events

Press Release – Sanitarium

Health researchers are calling for low decile school students to have more access to organised sporting events following a new study showing the benefit of their participation. Read more »

Rising international student numbers in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand International Students’ Association

Official statistics from the Ministry of Education show that international student numbers made up 18% of university students throughout New Zealand in 2018. NZISA welcomes this increase, but warns universities that rising numbers must be matched by improved wellbeing policies to continue the sustainable growth of the export education sector. Read more »

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