Tertiary education

New models of tertiary education - final report

Publication type: 
Inquiry report
Publication date: 
Tue, 21/03/2017

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society. As part of the inquiry, the Commission was asked to identify potential barriers to innovation.

New models of tertiary education are coming, ready or not

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Tue, 21/03/2017

The Commission provides the recipe for a diverse, adaptable and responsive tertiary education system.

The Productivity Commission released its final report “New models of tertiary education” today.

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society. As part of the inquiry, the Commission was asked to identify potential barriers to innovation.

Tertiary education - a system tied up in knots

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Thu, 29/09/2016

Draft report on new models of tertiary education now available.

The Productivity Commission released its draft report “New models of tertiary education” today.

The report is a detailed inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of, trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills. As part of the inquiry, the Commission was asked to identify potential barriers to innovation.

New models of tertiary education - Draft report

Publication type: 
Inquiry report
Publication date: 
Wed, 28/09/2016

The Commission's report New models of tertiary education is now available.

The terms of reference for this inquiry invite the Commission to examine how well New Zealand's tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of, trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills.

The Commission was also asked to identify potential barriers to innovation.

 

 

Blog: You can… make a difference with economics

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Fri, 03/06/2016

Zoe Pushon, Advisor, Productivity Commission

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Make A Difference with Economics - Real World Economics awards to present the award for the best case study, along with my fellow judges.

Ako Aotearoa - Te Ara Whakamana forum

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Location: 
Rydges Hotel, Wellington

This event looks at how to support successful transitions and pathways for learners through secondary and tertiary education, and on into employment. Held in conjunction with the Centre for Studies in Multiple Pathways.

The Commission will present in a concurrent session, 1pm – 1:45pm on June 29: The Productivity Commission inquiry into new models of tertiary education: What we are hearing.

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Make a Difference with Economics Awards

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Location: 
Auckland

Make a Difference with Economics helps economics students to explore real world applications of their studies. The Productivity Commission is proud to support this year's short term case competition. The topic provided is: “Research + Teaching: A Good Bundle?”

TEU Symposium: Voices from tertiary education

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Friday, July 22, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Location: 
Old Government House, Victoria University of Wellington

A conversation about productivity and innovation in tertiary education.

This symposium will seek out those in the labs, at the smart-board face, running tutorials, marking essays, designing face-to-face and on-line lessons, and doing much more, to discuss the models of tertiary education which will ensure innovation and productivity in the New Zealand tertiary education system.

The symposium includes two major roundtable discussions:

Keynote address: Rt Hon Jim Bolger, Chancellor Waikato University

Tertiary education speech, Canterbury

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Murray Sherwin
Date: 
Wed, 06/04/2016

What can a five-year old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year old institution?

Murray Sherwin, UC Connect lecture

Thank you for opportunity to speak to you tonight.

[Slide 1 – Logo - The full set of slides can be found in PDF below]

I’m going to talk about the Productivity Commission and about universities. I will introduce our newest inquiry – New Models of Tertiary Education – share some preliminary questions and thoughts, and – hopefully – encourage you all to become active participants in shaping our advice to Government on improving New Zealand’s tertiary education system.

New Models of Tertiary Education

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education. The Commission has now published an issues paper which outlines some questions the inquiry will consider over the next 12 months, describes the tertiary education system and trends influencing it, and seeks submissions to help the Commission develop its advice and recommendations.