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U o O please explain!

The University of Auckland was ranked in the top 151-200 universities, an improvement on 2015 when the institution was ranked in the top 201-300.

### ODT Online Thu, 25 Aug 2016
Otago drops in academic ranking
By Margot Taylor
The University of Otago has dropped in an annual list of the world’s top universities. The university was ranked in the 300-401 band of the top 500 universities in the world in Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016, the first time in eight years it has not been in the top 200-301. […] Otago University was the only New Zealand institution to drop in the list since it was last ranked.
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Govt Debacle : Lost-luggage bill #universities #conscience

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The sole purpose of National MP Nuk Korako’s bill is to require airports to advertise lost property more widely than in the newspaper.

### NZ Herald Online 9:15 AM Wednesday Aug 17, 2016
Lost-luggage bill has MPs in stitches
By Isaac Davison – political reporter
The National Party backbencher thrust into the spotlight by his bid to help recover lost property at airports has mounted a spirited defence of his widely mocked proposal. […] When it was pulled from the member’s bill ballot last week, Labour said it showed National had “lost the plot”. Today, Labour MPs set about picking it apart in Parliament, tabling a series of questions for the National MP. Korako, in his most high-profile moment since entering Parliament, thanked them for the opportunity to “profile his bill”.
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Students’ changing preferences have forced a difficult task on the University of Otago.

ODT Online Wed, 17 Aug 2016
Jobs must be cut now to secure division’s future
By Prof Tony Ballantyne
OPINION The proposed changes in staffing in the Humanities Division at the University of Otago have been subject to sustained media comment and critical commentary. […] The reason for the proposed changes is quite simple: there has unfortunately been a sustained decline in student numbers over the past seven years. Because of this, there is a growing gap between the division’s cost and income and it now depends on subsidies of many millions of dollars each year from other parts of the university.
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The place of humanities in a university raises issues that extend far beyond one department.

ODT Online Wed, 17 Aug 2016
Universities succeed when they produce thoughtful leaders, not technocrats
By Emeritus Prof Gareth Jones
OPINION […] We need lawyers who understand biomedical science or elements of commerce; we need doctors who have an appreciation of the medical humanities, let alone of English literature or Maori worldviews. The examples are endless but each one in its own way points away from any silo mentality and towards the notion that universities should be producing well-rounded, thoughtful and well-educated graduates.
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Hahaha if you’re still thinking Campus Master Plans look the same today as yesterday!!!

Quite like National’s take on managing away expensive dross in the tertiary sector. If you think the cacoon existences in the ivy halls aren’t draining the rest of us to a very unfortunate ‘degree’, go suck on it. Or make a defensive comment here.

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### ODT Online Thu, 20 May 2010
Budget no winner with tertiary sector
NZPA
Students and staff at tertiary education institutions say today’s budget continues a trend of underfunding the sector. Finance Minister Bill English’s second budget would do nothing to enhance the innovation, learning and research going on in tertiary education institutions around the country, said Tertiary Education Union (TEU) national president Dr Tom Ryan.
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### ODT Online Thu, 20 May 2010
Funding reshuffle in education sector
NZPA
The education sector has had to come up with more than half of the $1.9 billion to fund new education initiatives over the next four years. Of the $1.9b, $1b has been reprioritised and $900 million is new money. The reprioritised money comes largely from changes to the student loan scheme, cuts in tertiary education capability funding which helps institutions develop their roles and deliver quality and aligning early childhood education funding rates with teacher registration targets.
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