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NZ universities ‘disappointed’ by government support

Image: David Wiltshire [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Outgoing Universities New Zealand chair calls for more recognition of higher education’s “crucial role”

New Zealand’s support for universities has been disappointing during the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the outgoing chair of Universities New Zealand has said.

Jan Thomas (pictured), who is also vice-chancellor of Massey University, wrote in an editorial that universities were “constantly disappointed by successive governments’ failure” to adequately fund the sector.

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