Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s draft report into new models of tertiary which it called “thoughtful and bold.” QTI strongly supports the proposed move to a more genuinely market-based tertiary education system with a strong focus on students. The report also comprehensively challenges official claims that the current system is ‘high trust/high accountability’ and ‘low compliance’ – in fact, the Commission described Government control as “high-level”, “pervasive” and “stifling innovation.”
A beautiful spring day and blooming cherry blossoms made for a perfect International Spring Festival at Palmerston North's IPU New Zealand. The busiest thus far, the festival attracted 7250 people and made the front page of the Manawatu Standard and Stuff.co.nz.
Unity Technologies has partnered with Media Design School to offer one aspiring game developer a scholarship that will provide them with the opportunity to study game development at the number one ranked 3D animation, visual effects and game school in the Asia Pacific region.
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) and the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have combined resources to offer an exciting new tourism and hospitality pathway. Students who complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel Level 5 at ITC will now have the option to pathway to SIT’s Bachelor of Hotel Management.
Sharu Delilkan, a recent Whitecliffe Master of Arts in Arts Management graduate, is one of twelve creative entrepreneurs awarded a place on ART Venture, the distinguished year-long creative enterprise accelerator programme given by the Arts Regional Trust (ART). The award is worth over $30,000 for each recipient.
Whitecliffe Photo Media Head of Department Becky Nunes and Year 4 student Georgia Periam attended the 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang from the 19 – 26 August. The festival is Malaysia’s “premier photography festival that celebrates photography from Asia and around the globe” presenting a range of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, talks and slide shows each year.
In order to keep in step with the country's growing need for information and communications technology (ICT) graduates, the New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) has recently opened the doors to its fourth Auckland campus, the purpose built School of Creative Technologies, in Avondale. The new campus will serve as a hub of ICT studies for the wider West Auckland area, providing modern spaces and blended learning styles to emulate real life work environments.
A chance meeting in Wellington between His Excellency José Gerardo Traslosheros, Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand and President Professor Wayne Edwards of IPU New Zealand led to an invitation for the Ambassador to visit the Institute
Media Design School is one of a select group of Auckland tertiary providers to receive funding from the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Tertiary Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2016.
The innovative work of two ACG Yoobee Auckland students has caught the attention of judges at this year’s Best Design Awards – the annual showcase of New Zealand’s foremost graphic, spatial, product and interactive design.