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  • STEM and higher education in Thailand

    More than 600 visitors, along with our eight universities, Te Pūkenga and English New Zealand, attended ENZ’s online New Zealand Higher Education Showcase in early November. Instead of only showcasing institutions, we decided this year to have a Gradvocate live session as the main feature of the event.   

    Graduate students discussed their experience of higher education in New Zealand, and enabled Thai students and parents to see how successful our alumni are.  Asia’s 2019 Breakout Musician and NZ alumni Phum Viphurit performed a mini-concert, and ENZ’s Lisa Futschek granted the 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame Award to three outstanding alumni: Dr. Chakrit Tiebtienrat, Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, and Ms. Wipapat Somumchan.  

    The increase in registrations and visitors for this year’s event demonstrates growing interest in New Zealand’s higher education.  There were 620 unique visitors from 1,260 registrations, an increase of 59% in visitors and 3.6% in registration numbers since last year.   

    Later in November, the Thailand team successfully launched a NZ STEM Webinar series for teachers and students from Princess Chulabhorn Science High School (PCSHS) network, which comprises 12 schools for gifted students in four regions of Thailand.  

    The five webinars were offered in partnership with the University of Otago.  Presentations on topics such as augmented reality gave gifted young students the opportunity to see some of the pathways into STEM tertiary education in New Zealand.  Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Deputy Minister of Education Thailand, also spoke at one of the webinars.   

    See Otago Daily Times article: Uni webinar series showcases offerings to Thai pupils 

  • NZIEC coming soon – mark your diary now!

    It will be free to attend.

    The theme for NZIEC 2022 is Towards Recovery: Reflect, Reconnect, Renew. 

    Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the international education sector. In our first conference since 2019, we will look back at the past two years, and look forward to what we have to offer to the world.

    NZIEC 2022 will focus on the sector’s recovery journey and, as the theme suggests, encourage us to: Reflect, Reconnect and Renew.

    • Reflect – on what has been a crazy two years. An opportunity for us to share the tough stories, what we learned, how we pivoted, the good stuff we did.    
    • Reconnect – with each other and with the wider world. Be stimulated by international speakers in offshore markets and hear the latest in trends, shifts and dynamics.   
    • Renew – building back better for a stronger future. Gain inspiration and embrace innovation so we continue to ThinkNew. 

    By Reflecting, Reconnecting and Renewing, NZIEC 2022 will help our sector build Towards Recovery.

    To ensure we reach the widest possible audience at a critical time for the rebuild of the industry, NZIEC 2022 will be delivered in a virtual format, at no cost to attendees. The virtual format also enables us to connect with a wide range of international speakers and deliver sessions for specific sub-sectors that attendees can opt in or out of. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to registered attendees who cannot attend the original time of the session.   


    Programme highlights

    This year’s NZIEC programme takes a leaf out of the successful New Zealand Partners Workshop Week held in 2021, which connected over 3,000 attendees in sessions spread over the course of the week.

    While further details on the programme will be released in July, you can expect the following: 

    • Conference opening on Monday morning
    • Ministerial address 
    • International speakers 
    • Industry speakers 
    • Updates on global market trends and developments 
    • Market-focused sessions
    • Virtual networking opportunities
    • Government agency updates
    • Conference closing on Friday.   


    Keep an eye out

    Soon we’ll be launching our call for speakers. We’re keen to hear from practitioners right across the sector, so put your thinking cap on if you are interested in presenting – or suggest that a colleague does the same. Further details will be made available in the coming weeks, but if you have an idea for a session, please don’t hesitate to email us: 

    We are also developing a te reo Māori ingoa (Māori name) for NZIEC and look forward to sharing that with you soon.   

    Registration for NZIEC 2022 will open in July. 


    Format in future years  

    The decision to opt for a virtual format this year reflects feedback from our survey of previous and potential conference attendees to find out their levels of interest in attending NZIEC in person this year. While some were keen to gather in person, many more were hesitant to do so due to the cost of attending and concerns regarding Covid-19.

    Subject to Covid-19 settings, we plan to resume in-person formats for NZIEC in future years.

  • Around the world in five


    Māori and Mapuche concert at UAHC 


    Build a strong security line during study abroad-China Overseas Chinese Network 

    The 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand marks a new chapter in educational cooperation 


    University Of Auckland: University Earns Double Top Ranking for Sustainability 

    University of Waikato Announces Scholarships Worth NZ$ 500K for Indian Students 

    To greener pastures? 


    New Zealand Education Minister shares tips when facing the pressures of studying abroad 

    Third Year, KIWI Challenge 2022 Entrepreneurial Competition is back 

    South Korea 

    Right time to elevate New Zealand-Korea educational partnership: minister 

    Incheon City Education Bronze Asia International Education Institute signs business agreement with New Zealand Education Promotion Agency 


    Ch8 ENZ, in collaboration with nearly 50 leading New Zealand educational institutions, organized the "New Zealand Education 2022" event 

    New Zealand Education Guidance with Scholarships Free Registration 5 Nov 2022 

    United States 

    Two-thirds of colleges plan to grow efforts to reach foreign students and expand their global presence 

    University of Richmond gets ahead of International Education Week with New Zealand ‘gumboot throwing’ 

    Outbound US study abroad down 91% 

    Viet Nam 

    PM Ardern meets Prime Minister of Viet Nam for Prime Ministers’ Summit 

    More learning opportunities for students with New Zealand Schools 

    Vietnam, New Zealand Agreed to Expand Cooperation 

    Nearly 1,000 students participated in the New Zealand Education Fair 2022 

    ENZ: Connection through education 

    How has New Zealand's advanced education changed young people? 

    Things I wish I knew before studying in New Zealand 


    Agents: demand set to ‘exceed’ pre-pandemic level 

    Immigrants and international students boost exports 

    It is a wonderful time to be international students 

    Australian visa grants to Indian subcontinent students plummet 

    Survey shows growth in climate-related university courses 

    New Zealand 

    International student opens up on loneliness of studying in NZ 

  • ISANA NZ Conference 2023

    Registrations are open for the ISANA NZ 2023 conference – Growing international education: Strengthening capacity and ensuring sustainability, at AUT, on March 23 & 24. Outstanding plenary speakers and workshop presenters will be exploring key issues and sharing evidence-based strategies and tools for a sector in recovery mode.  

    Speakers include Prof Colleen Ward, who will discuss the critical importance of managing international learner expectations and Dr Dougal Sutherland who will be discussing and applying clinical insights to international learner wellbeing.  

    Workshops include presentations from the authors of the ground-breaking online Capability Toolkit developed with the support of ENZ Manapou ki te Ao. The University of NSW Health Promotions Unit will present on effective co-creation strategies for supporting learner mental health, and government agencies will provide up-to-date research reports and insights which are integral to innovative, sustainable practice. Most presentations will be highly relevant to and helpful for developing Education Code of Practice competencies. 

    Check out the conference programme and register here. The early bird registration deadline is the 17 February 2023. 

    Direct any enquiries to 

  • Joint initiative supports school group visits

    To make the most of every opportunity to grow international education in schools across the country, Education New Zealand (ENZ) and the Schools International Business Association (SIEBA) have established a ‘clearing house’ for school student group visits.

    There is increasing interest from such groups in visiting New Zealand, particularly from Japan, China, Thailand and Korea. Schools aren’t always able to accommodate these visits however, so ENZ and SIEBA are working together to channel the enquiries through a clearing house that aims to say ‘yes’, as a starting point, to any request. The clearing house then works behind the scenes with its members to identify schools that are keen (and have the capacity) to host, determine appropriate pricing for the visit, and ultimately improve the experience of, and bring efficiencies to, group visits to New Zealand.

    ENZ is promoting the SIEBA clearing house service to its in-market networks, including agents and schools who are considering New Zealand as a destination for school group visits.

    The service is another ‘value add’ by SIEBA and is free to its members. If you are a school (irrespective of whether or not you are a SIEBA member) that receives requests to host a group but is unable to, ENZ asks that you forward the request on to SIEBA. For more information on the clearing house please contact

    In the 17 February issue of E-News, we let you know about the Ministry of Education’s new online form for state and state-integrated schools to make it easier to register visiting groups of international students. Find out more about this here.

  • Alumni news - launch the New Zealand Educated LinkedIn group

    We encourage you to look at this and refer the LinkedIn group to your own alumni and ask them to join up.

    This is the first stage in our work with alumni. Once there are more members in the group we will start sending out notice of events, encourage alumni to form groups and start discussion forums.

    Here is a comment from one of the alumni who recently joined: “Thank you very much for invitation, this group would make me feel like return back to NZ. Keep in touch.”

  • Huge response to Indonesia promotion

    Prime Minister John Key and Education New Zealand Chief Executive, Grant McPherson, recently visited Indonesia. One of the highlights of the trip was a Jawa Pos event in Surabaya involving 2,500 students and 500 teachers to promote a competition to win a trip to New Zealand.   
    Jawa Pos is the largest newspaper group in Indonesia with over 500,000 copies circulated daily. Zetizen is Jawa Pos’ new news portal targeted at young people aged between 12-23 years old.

    Jawa Pos wanted to generate a buzz around the launch of their new platform. After consulting with NZ Inc. in Indonesia it was decided that a competition to win a trip to New Zealand would be the perfect hook to grab young people’s attention.

    The tagline of the competition is: be a good Zetizen and go to New Zealand. Young people are being tasked with taking a positive action in their community and writing a short essay about why they should be chosen to come to New Zealand.

    Jawa Pos has been profiling New Zealand and New Zealand educational institutions since the competition launched in May. The newspaper group will fly 34 young Indonesians to New Zealand in November for the trip of a lifetime – all captured and documented by a group of journalists who will be accompanying them.

    Education New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are putting together a fantastic programme. The group will visit schools and tertiary institutions in Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington. They will also get the chance to sample the wonderful tourist activities and fantastic food New Zealand has to offer.

    This competition is giving New Zealand fantastic profile and reaching a very targeted age group. These young people may very well go on to study in New Zealand.

  • Industry leaders gather for SIEBA hui

    In 2016, international student enrolment numbers were 131,609. Of these, approximately 19,000 were enrolled in the New Zealand school sector: 16,390 at secondary level and 2,912 at primary. These numbers are expected to increase with a 16% growth in the primary school sector and 6% growth in secondary.

    ENZ Chief Executive Grant McPherson said the hui was a great chance to connect with the school sector, and to update attendees about what’s happening in the wider industry.

    “We appreciate the hard work you’re doing on behalf of students. You’re making an important contribution not just to your organisation but also to your region and New Zealand.”

    The economic value of New Zealand’s international education industry in 2016 was estimated to be $4.5 billion. The schools sector is valued at $752 million, with $142 million coming from primary schools.

    “Of course, it’s not all about economic value – we also know that international students bring cultural diversity and other wider benefits to our communities, classrooms and regions,” said Grant.

    The hui was also an opportunity to celebrate leadership in the school sector through SIEBA’s inaugural leadership awards. Five awards were presented and ENZ would like to congratulate and thank those recipients.   

    Diana Murdoch copyDiana Murdoch – Garin College

    Diana has more than 20 years’ experience in international education working in the tertiary and school sectors. She has led the delivery of international business services to schools through her own company and has been a role model for innovation and thinking ‘outside the box’. She has presented at conferences, led workshops and mentored new directors. She remains enthusiastic and passionate about international education and continues to become involved in projects to support growth whenever she can. Diana is the SIEBA liaison for her region.

    Kim Harase – Academic Colleges Group

    Kim has a rich history of 33 years in international education in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 1999, as Associate Principal & Director of Marketing she led international marketing for a group schools. From 2006, she has focused solely on international marketing, sales and business development. Kim is a regular presenter at conferences, is a member of ATEED’s Futures Group and was a member of ENZ’s School Sector Reference Group. Kim has been a valuable resource for the school sector for many years.

    Lee SimeonLee Simeon – Pillans Point School

    Lee has been an international director for the past 8 years and is passionate about international student welfare and creating a family-like environment within the international community at her school. Lee has played a lead role in helping numerous other schools to gain signatory status and is seen as a key resource for other schools going through the application process. In 2016, Lee represented primary schools as a co-author of the school sector Code guidelines and is the SIEBA liaison for her region.

    Anne Marie Biggs – Glendowie Primary School

    Anne Marie is the Principal of Glendowie Primary since 1995. As well as a string of education firsts to her school’s credit, Anne Marie has built international student numbers to more than 50. The school serves as a model of success for the primary school sector and Anne Marie is the first to offer guidance and share with colleagues and other schools. She has partnered with ENZ on growth projects, is a member of Study Auckland and served as a member of the SIEBA Establishment Board.

    Denise BerryDenise Berry – Pakuranga College

    Denise is Director of International at a leading Auckland high school. She has been a key member of her cluster group since 1996. She has been a mentor for many schools and directors new to international education. She was a leading author of the Code and Guidelines 2010, and also a co-author of the School sector guidelines 2016. Denise has a wealth of knowledge and has become one of the school sector’s go-to people for support and advice. 

  • Physically distant, digitally connected

    Since early March, the team’s strategy for student-facing content has prioritised three areas: keeping students updated with official information about COVID-19 in New Zealand, supporting their wellbeing, and keeping New Zealand top of mind for prospective students, so we are well-positioned to recruit new students when borders reopen.

    Our main focus is on supporting and connecting with international students within New Zealand, and helping them connect with each other.

    The campaign takes a three-pronged approach to this through: 

    1. Growing our audience on NauMai NZ through a digital advertising campaign so that we can offer more students information and support to enhance their experience. The ‘Stay well, stay connected’ page on NauMai NZ is a main landing page for website traffic coming through the campaign.
    2. Connecting students through our International Student Support Facebook Group. We have transitioned the ‘Ask New Anything’ Facebook group into the ‘International Student Support Group (NZ).’ This private group is a space for international students in New Zealand to connect with one another, ask questions, find help and offer advice. The group currently has 2,300 members including 475 new member who have joined in the past two weeks. 
    3. Concentrating on content created by students, for students. We are predominantly using content made by students on our channels to present their own authentic experiences, through blog and video content and weekly Instagram live Q&A sessions.

    Check out our YouTube playlist ‘International students in lockdown in New Zealand because of COVID-19'. As we move out of lockdown and into Alert Level 2, we will continue to support students with relevant content.

    China channels 

    To ensure we’re reaching our Chinese students on the channels that they use, we are running a Chinese version of the campaign specifically for this audience. We are doing this by: 

    New content

    Keep an eye out for new content across our platforms and social media channels, including NauMai NZ, Study in New Zealand, our Facebook page, Instagram, YouTube, WeChat and Weibo.

    As you can see, there is a lot happening in the student content space at ENZ. We are working hard to ensure much needed information and support is provided to the many international students who are still in the country, as well as continuing to engage with the prospective students in our database and across our social media channels.

  • New Zealand Dubai Expo Pavilion inspires international workshop in Whanganui

    Ten students from five different regions of Italy travelled with their teachers under the leadership of Dr Alberta Pettoello of the Italian Ministry of Education to join another 40 local high school students. In a three-day workshop they worked together, shared concerns and experiences, and learnt from each other how to communicate their messages across different cultures, realities, and languages.  

    The Italian Ministry of Education proposed the workshop after Lorenzo Micheli, the coordinator of its Digital Exchange Programme, visited the New Zealand pavilion at the Dubai Expo.  He was inspired by the pavilion’s focus on New Zealand’s relationship with nature and indigenous Māori principles such as kaitiakitanga.  The Whanganui River and Te Awa Tupua settlement that gave the river its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person, was of particular interest. 

    Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao liaised with the Italian Ministry of Education and facilitated an introduction to local development agency, Whanganui and Partners, who coordinated with Ngā Tāngata Tiaki and local schools, and also supported the trip by funding the activities and workshop in Whanganui.  

    A highlight of the first day was the pōwhiri for the group at Kaiwhaiki Marae. For the Italian students and their teachers, this was their first introduction to Whanganui and Te Awa Tupua.

    On arrival in Whanganui the group was welcomed by Ngā Tāngata Tiaki by powhiri at Kaiwhaiki Marae.  

    The topic of the workshop was “Humans as Nature”, in which the students were challenged to explore and develop “Rights for Nature”.  The students were guided by Ngā Tāngata Tiaki trustee Tamahaia Skinner, who helped them start to define their rivers’ values and characteristics. 

    The Italian students brought an international perspective to the discussion by introducing their rivers and the challenges they face, encompassing the Ticino river, the Strona river, the Piave river, the Chienti river and the Sinni river. 

    Students were divided into five teams of 10, with two Italian students assigned to each group. What followed was a hive of discussion, activity and collaboration as each group developed presentations proposing strategies and activities necessary to implement the conservation and care of rivers, and most importantly give the rivers a voice.  

    And the winners are….. Team Chienti/Whanganui won the overall team competition! Also pictured from left are: Hannah Middleton, Chief Executive of Whanganui and Partners; Lorenzo Micheli, coordinator of the Digital Exchange Programme for the Italian Ministry of Education, and Dr Alberta Pettoello of the Italian Ministry of Education who lead the delegation of students and teachers to New Zealand.

    At the conclusion of the workshop the overall winner was the Chienti/Whanganui team. Strona/Whanganui were judged the most inclusive team; Sinni/Whanganui the best presented team; Ticino/Whanganui the best team spirit; and Piave/Whanganui the most creative team. 

    The organisation and thoughtfulness that went into the preparation and coordination of the workshop was first class. But it was the joy of the students who found new friends on the other side of the world, exchanging Instagram and FB accounts while sharing a wonderful week of discovery, that shone through as the workshop’s greatest outcome. It was this companionship and mindfulness of other lives and cultures that prompted the final defining group hug. 

    The week changed everyone involved, transforming perspectives and expectations of others. I’m sure they will meet up again as their travels as global citizens continue. 

    - Justin Barnett, Director Communications at Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao 

    It was hugs all around at the completion of a three-day hackathon and workshop amongst Italian and New Zealand high school students. An uplifting outcome of the workshop was the strong bond that developed between the students as they learnt about each other while sharing cultures and experiences.

    Filippo Chiodini from the Daniel Crespi school in Varese (in front) follows the instructor’s guidance as he manoeuvres his virtual plane from the cockpit simulator at the New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy in Whanganui.

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