10 February 2021 at 2:59 pm

From the CE: Introducing The Insight Story

I am pleased to present the first issue of The Insight Story, a new data-based publication for the international education sector developed by Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao.

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We are planning to release The Insight Story quarterly as a useful and timely snapshot for members of the international education sector.

Overall, the data tells us New Zealand is well-positioned for change – despite the ongoing, devastating impact of COVID-19.

This first issue covers four broad topics that have been top of mind for international education practitioners over the past year: how New Zealand is moving from volume to value, perceptions of international education, the transformation of international education, and the current operating climate.

It shows good progress towards two key goals under the 2018 New Zealand International Education Strategy, which was developed with the sector.

In particular, it is heartening to see that from 2013 to 2019, we can see a real shift from a volume model of student attraction to one of value – the courses and levels of study are changing, and the type of education providers students are choosing is broader, too.

We’re also beginning to see more international students choosing to study in regional New Zealand, and particularly outside of Auckland city.

The majority of the data has already been released by the Government, including ENZ. However, this is the first ENZ publication to bring together the many strands of international education to paint a picture of this complex sector.

To read The Insight Story, head to MaiENZ. MaiENZ is a new way to access ENZ's digital services and was developed to give our industry partners easy, centralised access to our tools and services. It is free and quick to register for MaiENZ – it has a single sign-on, so one account gives you access to multiple tools.

Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.

My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.

Ngā mihi,

Grant McPherson

Chief Executive Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao


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