5 July 2017

Draft International Education Strategy released

The Government’s new draft New Zealand International Education Strategy was released for consultation on Friday 30 June. It sets out the government’s vision, goals and immediate priorities for international education to 2025. 

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A group of about 75 international students and staff, along with representatives of education providers and key local and central government agencies, were present at Auckland University of Technology last Friday where Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith officially launched the draft strategy.

The draft strategy sets out the government’s vision that international education will continue to contribute to a vibrant and prosperous New Zealand, and outlines the proposed actions the government will take to support a sustainable, high quality international education sector that delivers net benefits to New Zealand. 

goldsmithThe draft strategy was developed with input from the wider sector, including an online survey and a series of workshops in 2016, to identify future challenges and opportunities. ENZ and the Ministry of Education are leading the strategy development. 

The draft strategy can be found here, alongside options for providing feedback, including an online survey, a series of workshops for the sector, and a session on the draft strategy during the NZIEC conference in August.    

We welcome feedback on the draft strategy and the vision, goals and actions that it recommends. Consultation will close on 31 August 2017. The strategy will be finalised and an implementation plan developed for launch towards the end of the year.  

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this work to date, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the draft strategy. 

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