Tertiary Education

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Skills Gap and Tertiary Education in New Zealand – Employer satisfaction with graduates is mixed

There are mixed opinions on how well New Zealand’s tertiary system prepares graduates for employment. For example, Universities New Zealand (sub. 17) submitted that it is a myth that universities are producing poor quality graduates or graduates that are not work ready. Others, including Ed.Collective (sub. 89) offered a different assessment. …there are areas where … Continue reading

Tertiary Education – Countries are finding other ways, besides public spending, to fund it OECD finds

OECD countries spend an average of 5.2% of their GDP on educational institutions from primary to tertiary education, public and private expenditure combined. Around one-third of the total expenditure is devoted to tertiary education, where spending per student is highest. The higher cost of tertiary-level teaching staff and the prevalence of research and development in … Continue reading

New Zealand – An inquiry into “new models of tertiary education”

Some aspects of tertiary education in New Zealand have transformed nearly beyond recognition in just the last few decades – for example, the ability of nearly every student to access almost unlimited content in real time via the internet. Other aspects, such as a university lecture, would be readily recognisable to medieval scholars. The big … Continue reading

Australia | Attracting US workers

Australia is changing its immigration policy to attract more skilled workers from the US to fill posts in its booming mining and gas industries. Currently, workers who are moving to Australia have their skills assessed when they arrive. That can take months and there is the risk of rejection if their skills do not meet … Continue reading

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