16 November 2023 at 11:00 am

International photo round-up

Key action from our teams offshore.  


H.E. Grahame Morton, New Zealand Ambassador to China, hosted a lunch meeting for Te Pūkenga Deputy Chief Executive delegation in Beijing on Thursday 9 November. Ambassador Morton shared overall latest developments of China and listened to updates from the Te Pūkenga delegates. An ENZ strategy workshop was held on the same afternoon to discuss Te Pūkenga’s engagement strategy in China from 2023-2030. 

From left: Ada Chen, Te Pūkenga; Wally Qiu, Paora Ammunson, Te Pūkenga; Andrew McSweeney, Te Pūkenga; Ambassador Grahame Morton, Peter Richardson Te Pūkenga, Michael Zhang, ENZ; Richard Kyle, ENZ; Richard Cao, Te Pūkenga; Rosemary An, ENZ. 

OCSC Expo Tam Le and Chortip

ENZ’s Thailand team collaborated with four New Zealand universities – Lincoln University, Massey University, The University of Waikato, and the University of Otago to promote study with New Zealand at the OCSC International Education Expo 2023. The event ran from 21-22 October and the New Zealand pavilion attracted over 200 visitors over the course of the expo. 

From L to R: University of Otago Regional Market Manager, Tam Le and ENZ Market Manager Chortip Pramoolpol. 


ENZ Director of Engagement Javiera Visedo took part in the ‘Friendly Countries Week’ hosted by the Faculty of International Business at the Universidad Santo Tomás in Bogotá, Colombia, where New Zealand was the guest of honour.  

New Zealand Ambassador to Colombia, H.E. Nicci Stilwell attended the event, delivering opening remarks and a presentation about her journey as a diplomat. Ben Shea, a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America awardee on a two-semester exchange to Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, took part in a panel talk about international student experiences in New Zealand and Colombia. 

From L to R: Angelo Flores, Director of International Relations, Santo Tomas Universidad, Javiera Visedo, Ben Shea and Angelica Marin, Dean of the International Business School, Santo Tomas Universidad. 


On 18 October, in collaboration with the New Zealand Embassy, ENZ co-hosted an evening to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and New Zealand. 

About 40 guests from all range of institutions joined for an evening of music, food and discussions on shared values & interests and the importance of international education. A highlight of the evening was the premiere of a music piece composed by Mark Menzies, Head of Performance at the University of Canterbury  

L to R: Head of Berlin Office at DAAD Kai Franke, ENZ Market Development Manager Adina Stoye and Managing Director of IEC Online, Dr Benjamin Quaiser. 


ENZ Director of Engagement Jugnu Roy represented New Zealand as a panellist at the Global Education Conclave, organised by One Step Global.  

The conclave theme was Empowering Minds & Igniting Global Journeys: Unveiling India’s Higher Education Advantage, with focus on India's National Education Policy (NEP) and the opportunities for internationalisation it offers Indian and International providers. 

The event had participation from government ministers, policy makers and international universities and government bodies. 

L to R: Anubhooti Arora; Director Office of International Affairs – Ahmedabad University | Ex- All-India Higher Education Policy Specialist, U.S. Embassy India; Sandeepa Sahay, Regional Head of Insight and Engagement, South Asia – British Council Wendy D’souza, Senior Vice President (Education & EdTech) – Enterprise Ireland/Education in Ireland; Jugnu Roy, Director of Engagement, Education New Zealand; Amit Chaturvedi, Director, Client Relations & Business Development, South Asia-IDP Education (moderator) 


ENZ Regional Director Americas, Middle East and Europe Amy Rutherford was invited to speak on a panel at the Prioritize & Lead: HBCU Symposium on Internationalization’, hosted by the Buche International Affairs Centre at Howard University.  

Held at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amy was on a panel called Perspectives from Abroad, along with the Ambassador of Colombia and Government Ministers from Aruba and Ghana.  

L to R: Broadcast journalist Maureen Bunyan, Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba Joselin Croes, Ambassador of Colombia Luis Gilberto Murillo, Ambassador of the Netherlands Birgitta Tazelaar, Minister Economic/ Diaspora, Embassy of Ghana Ninette Danquah Ivo, and ENZ Regional Director Americas, Middle East and Europe Amy Rutherford.  


In October, Whanganui & Partners worked with the region’s education providers to host a group from Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education consisting of 16 students from four Tokyo area high schools. Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is an education cooperation partner with Education New Zealand.  

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