Owen donates $2.6 million to Business School

Staff Reporter  info@indiannewslink.co.nz Billionaire Owen Glenn has donated $2.6 million to the University of Auckland Business School to fund several initiatives. The School’s Dean, Professor Jayne Godfrey said that the gift will support innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at the School and across the University, including a new Innovation Hub. “Sir Owen is a long-time benefactor to the Business School, and…

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Reality challenges employment of Disabled

Danielle van Dalen  Unemployment is costly. It costs the unemployed person and it costs society. For people with disabilities, this cost of unemployment is a reality of life. There are too many barriers to employment, resulting in higher dependence on family support and government support. A recent report commissioned by Access Alliance, a group of key Disabled Persons Organisations, has…

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Unaffordability pushes NZ down in Student Ranking

Montreal replaces Paris as World’s best student city Supplied Content –  Montreal has ended Paris’s five-year run as the world’s best student city, according to global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The fifth edition of its ‘QS Best Student Cities ranking’ enumerates the world’s top 100 urban student destinations. This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the…

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‘Cultural Connections’ looks at better migrant engagement

Eric Chuah –  A new social enterprise specialising in researching on issues relating to migrants is inviting migrants to enlist on its research panels and enable them to progress in their professions and entrepreneurial efforts. Called, ‘Cultural Connections,’ the initiative is New Zealand’s first social enterprise. About 25% of the population of New Zealand were born overseas. There are numerous…

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Human Sciences underscore intellectual life

Supplied Content –  Humanities teachers, researchers, students and graduates make a significant contribution to the development of cultural and intellectual life of New Zealand. Humanities and associated disciplines account for almost half of all students enrolled in university, according to an Education Ministry Report released in 2016. A Bachelor of Arts that is well taught and well delivered/learned provides graduates…

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Students are people, not commodities, please

Priyanca Radhakrishnan –  New Zealand has an international reputation for fairness. The adage of giving everyone a fair go is one that resonates strongly with us. Given our claim to fair-mindedness, it was extremely disappointing that the government deported a group of Indian international students who are themselves victims of fraud. These students paid large sums of money to study…

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Special Classes on the world’s major religions

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz The Religious Diversity Centre of Aotearoa New Zealand has announced the first Programme in its ‘Raising Religious Literacy’ series beginning on February 13, 2017 and concluding on December 14, 2017. The Classes will be offered over four terms in Auckland and Hamilton. Auckland sessions will be held on Monday evenings and classes in Hamilton on Thursday…

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Back to the Greeks, Romans and New Zealanders

Sourced Content (Massey University) – From Hollywood to homegrown theatre, Ancient Greece and Rome have captured people’s imagination for centuries with tales and myths of sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics. Classical Studies scholars at Massey University have recently launched a website to showcase how the Ancient World has inspired New Zealanders working in a variety of…

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Scholarship Programme cements Indo-Kiwi relations

Scholarship Programme cements Indo-Kiwi relations

India is currently hosting recipients of New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Eight business students from Ara Institute of Canterbury and 20 fashion, textile and business students from Massey University are now on a programme ranging from four to six weeks in India. The PMSA programme is funded by the New Zealand government and encourages New Zealand students…

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