Consultation opens on NZ's international education strategy
*The draft New Zealand International Education Strategy, which sets out the government’s proposed vision, goals and immediate priorities for international education through to 2025, has been released for consultation.*
Fee increase likely for Kiwis studying across the ditch
Proposed changes by the Australian government could see New Zealand citizens studying at an Australian university being charged the full-fee rate, breaking the long-standing reciprocal arrangement between the two countries that allows students to study in each other's universities at the domestic fee rate.
International education: more than export earnings and migration
Executive director of Universities New Zealand CHRIS WHELAN says international students and researchers benefit New Zealand’s education system as well as its economy.
Sister schools: why are they are important?
This year 10 Kiwi schools received funding to strengthen their China sister school relationships. Education Review looks at how these relationships were formed, how they have been nurtured, and the value they bring to the schools and their wider communities.
Eyeing up China (from outside Auckland)
JUDE BARBACK looks at how schools outside Auckland have a point of difference when it comes to attracting Chinese students.
Should we assess students’ international competencies?
Growing good global citizens is becoming an increasingly important focus for schools. But how do schools know if they’re hitting the mark? JUDE BARBACK looks at the many ways in which schools are encouraging their students to be internationally capable and the scope for measuring this.
How international students can enhance a school’s global citizenship
Murrays Bay Intermediate in Auckland is a good example of a school that actively demonstrates global citizenship, with its international student programme playing an important role in this.
The role international students play in our schools and economy
GRANT McPHERSON, chief executive of Education New Zealand, says international students do more than just fuel our economy.
Accessing New Zealand education from abroad: how easy is it?
The New Zealand Productivity Commission says we need to continue to develop new models of tertiary education. Here, we look at examples of distance education that are crossing borders and challenging traditional tertiary education models.
Offshore delivery of education boosts economic growth
A new report shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012.
Ivy League and OxBridge: do Kiwi students stand a chance?
Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.
Aotearoa: how does it rate for international students?
Two surveys of international students in New Zealand give an insight into what influences their decision-making – information that can be helpful to tertiary education organisations.
The situation in Saudi: export education in the face of poor human rights
Why is Education New Zealand continuing to focus on Saudi Arabia despite the country’s poor human rights track record? Reader concerns prompt JUDE BARBACK to investigate.
Penguins Without Borders
Education Review looks at the successful education partnership struck between New Zealand and Chile. But will it continue, with fierce competition from other countries?
The dollar sign above every international student
International student numbers may be down, but educational diplomacy, along with other initiatives to provide a more transparent system for overseas students are in full swing as the Government strives to double New Zealand’s export education industry by 2025.
The big wide world – but at what cost?
Concerns over health and safety, increasing inequality between and within schools, financial pressure on parents, and difficulty with fundraising all create hurdles for the overseas school trip. However, many schools believe these obstacles should not stand in the way of offering their students the chance to experience the world.
Paving the way for future growth
The New Zealand International Education Conference 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to take stock of what has been accomplished and what lies ahead for New Zealand’s $2.7 billion dollar international education industry.
Taking the international school path
New Zealander, Justin Hardman, attended Hong Kong International School and now works there. He reflects on the international school system.
An international education
JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the pros and cons of international schools.
PTEs and the Watchdog
Private training establishments catering for international students have rarely strayed from the media spotlight in recent years as concerns over corrupt and ill-equipped institutions continue to grow.
ENZ’s bold new plans
Education Review asks Education New Zealand CEO GRANT McPHERSON how the new government agency plans to achieve its international education targets.
Preparing global citizens
New Zealand schools can learn from the success of Hutt International Boys’ School’s internationalisation programme. Education Review talks to DEAN RABBITT.
Export education is finally centre stage
MICHELLE WAITZMAN looks at how the new Crown agency dedicated to export education came to fruition and what it aims to achieve.
Education Review talks to a school, a university, an ITP and a PTE about the benefits international students bring to their institution.
Tightening the rules
Education Review considers the recent immigration changes aimed at strengthening export education.
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Volcanoes and law take students offshore
Benefactor expects postgrad students to bring it all back homeWilliam Georgetti wanted the “best brains available” to benefit from the trust established after his death in 1943.
Foreign dollars fund Kiwi students
GEOFF VAUSE crunches the numbers and checks the politics of offshore education cash
Vital links in competing for students
MICHELLE WAITZMAN of Education New Zealand discusses the importance of strong relationships with international education agents
Safety in the city
An international student safety DVD was launched recently by the Auckland City Council.
Australian enrolments plummet
Media reports are tracking the impact of tightened immigration rules on international enrolments
Private providers need to step up
GEOFF VAUSE notes some of the initiatives coming from government, and underlines the need for the whole export education sector to build on the achievements
Export education ready to graduate
ROB STEVENS writes on the strides New Zealand has made in welcoming international students