24 November 2021 at 12:12 pm

Indian and New Zealand academics talk sustainability

Leaders from tertiary institutions in New Zealand and India have gathered to discuss sustainability in education at an event hosted by Education New Zealand.

The virtual New Zealand-India Sustainability Conclave 2021 featured conversations on equity, economic growth, environmental protection and the link between the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the international education sector.

High Commissioners from both countries joined the two-day conclave along with Vice Chancellors, academics and senior leaders from prominent Indian and New Zealand universities.

Education New Zealand used the conclave to launch Studying Sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand – a guide to the diverse programmes on offer through a Māori lens, with an introduction to the ideas of kaitiakitanga or guardianship, manaakitanga or respect and whanaungatanga or kinship.

The New Zealand participants included the University of Auckland, Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University and the University of Otago. The Indian institutions included the TERI School of Advanced Studies, Shiv Nadar University, the School of Planning and Architecture and the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

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