Knowledge Society

The Guardian survey of international universities commends the NZ government’s “[aggressive promotion of investing] in higher education and research,” noting “Blairite” Helen Clarke’s role in making “the culture at large more research-friendly.” As a result, student numbers in 2002 are up 7% from 2000 and expected to increase further. The next hurdle is attracting more overseas academics despite significantly smaller salaries and research funding available. Inspirational working environments and lifestyle allure will play a key role.


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New Zealanders Struggling to Find a Home

New Zealanders Struggling to Find a Home

New rules to curb investment took effect this month, but our Human Rights Commission says successive governments have failed us. Sasha Borissenko spoke to some New Zealanders about their experience of…