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  • New Zealand Centre Partners

    The New Zealand Centre is located at Peking University in China, yet operates in collaboration with a network of New Zealand universities (these being all eight of New Zealand's prestigious state owned universities). In China, The New Zealand Centre is governed in collaboration with the Peking University Office for International Relations. The eight New Zealand partner institutions (University of Auckland, University of Otago, Victoria University, Canterbury University, and University of Waikato, Massey University) which govern The New Zealand Centre by way of regular meetings, with an associated rotating directorship (currently held by Auckland University). The Centre is governed by way of a collaborative approach, and details of the relevant partner institutions are listed below. Education New Zealand, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise are also stakeholders in the project.


    Peking University

    Peking University is the key strategic Chinese university partner for The New Zealand Centre and hosts the Centre within the grounds of the Chen Shou Ren International Garden, a collection of international centres for research and academic cooperation just a stone throw away from the iconic Weiming Lake and the monument to Edgar Snow, one of the notable "Friends of China" - Peking University is domestically ranked first equal with neighbouring university Tsinghua University for research quality, and is located in the Haidian district of Beijing where the majority of Beijing's universities are located, providing The New Zealand Centre an enviable position to foster continued academic and cultural exchange.

    Peking University Home Page


    The University of Auckland

    The University of Auckland played a key role in the establishment of the New Zealand Centre at Peking University, and Auckland's staff continue to provide key guidance and support for the development of the Centre and its mission. The University of Auckland is ranked amongst the top 100 universities of the world by several leading institutions, and is located in New Zealand's largest and fastest growing city. The University of Auckland is also host to the Auckland Confucius Insitute which lends important connections to the New Zealand Centre to develop two-way cultural communication. The University of Auckland continues to support the growth and strategic development of the Centre as part of the Auckland University China Partnership Strategy which seeks to enhance Auckland's engagement with universities across China.

    University of Auckland Home Page


    The University of Otago

    The University of Otago is New Zealand's first university having been established in 1869. The university is hosted in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand's most iconic city for student life. Otago is ranked in the top 150 universities of the world by several institutions, with a broad range of academic disciplines consistently holding the top ranking for research quality and excellence, including law, pharmacy, pure mathematics, and philosophy. The University of Otago realigned its China Strategy in 2008, signing several agreements for broad cooperation and engagement with several top-ranking Chinese Universities including areas of research and development.

    University of Otago Home Page


    Victoria University

    Victoria University is located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. As a capital city university, Victoria has strong links with government departments and agencies, industries, regional and local government, environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes. Victoria consistently ranks among the world's best universities, in 2016/2017 it was ranked 228 equal in the QS World University Rankings and for 2017 it received five stars from QS Stars University Rating in each of the eight categories. Victoria University is host to the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and this lends important leverage to the New Zealand Centre for increasing its profile in New Zealand, and across China.

    Victoria University Home Page


    Canterbury University

    Canterbury University is New Zealand's second oldest university, having been established in 1873 in the city of Christchurch. It was ranked within the top 250 universities of the world by QS World University Rankings in 2011. The university is held in particularly high regard for the quality of its degrees in Engineering, Fine Arts, Commerce and Education. The university is also famous for the its student associations and traditions, hosting over one hundred cultural and recreational societies. Notable alumni include the former Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key.

    Canterbury University Home Page


    The University of Waikato

    The University of Waikato was established in 1964, and is a comprehensive university based in Hamilton City. The university has a satellite campus located in Tauranga City on the Eastern coast of the North Island. The University is ranked in the top 400 universities of the world by the QS World University Rankings in 2011, and it is noteworthy that the university ranks in the top 50 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education in 2013. The university has a particularly strong reputation for Law and Commerce.

    University of Waikato Home Page


    Auckland University of Technology

    Auckland University of Technology finds it origins in 1895, but was first awarded the title of university in 2000 by order of the Parliament of New Zealand. Located in Auckland City, New Zealand's largest city by population and GDP, the university lies in the heart of New Zealand's most diverse city. AUT enrolled 27,299 students in 2013, including 3,101 from 85 different countries. Deepening the international atmosphere of the university has been one of the university's most consistent objectives since reaching university status in 2000.

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    Lincoln University

    Lincoln College was first established in 1878 as one of New Zealand's first public universities. In 1990 Lincoln University was made independent of the University of Canterbury, allowing Lincoln to focus more directly on developing areas of research in agriculture, engineering, computing, commerce, environment, food, horticulture, hospitality, landscape, Maori agricultural development, property, recreation, sciences, transport and winemaking. It is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere.

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    Massey University

    Massey University was established in 1927, taking the name 'Massey' to honor Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey who had died two years prior, but was widely respected for his efforts to reform land. The school's Motto Floreat scientia means "let knowledge flourish". It is one of New Zealand's largest universities with over 35,000 students. Massey has campuses spread across the country including Palmerston North, Wellington, and Auckland. Research is undertaken on all three campuses. It is the only university in New Zealand offering degrees in aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience.

    Massey University Home Page


    Education New Zealand

    Education New Zealand, in collaboration with its industry partners, is tasked with growing the economic value of New Zealand’s international education industry to achieve the Government’s target of doubling its current value of NZD 2.5 billion by 2025. Education New Zealand’s primary role in student recruitment is as a marketer of New Zealand as an education destination to international students. Education New Zealand provides support to The New Zealand Centre and is major stakeholder in the project. Education New Zealand is governed by a Board appointed by Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Steven Joyce.

    Education New Zealand Home Page


    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for protecting and promoting New Zealand's interests overseas. The Ministry is the New Zealand government's lead source of advice on foreign and trade policy, on international climate change negotiations, diplomatic and consular issues, and on international development assistance. To achieve these goals the Ministry works with foreign governments and other international and non-government organisations in areas of mutual interest. The Ministry leads initiatives on behalf of ‘NZ Inc’ agencies and partners including the Centre.

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    New Zealand Ministry of Innovation, Business, and Employment

    The Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise formed on 1 July 2012, is responsible for helping business become more productive and internationally competitive, increasing opportunities for New Zealanders to contribute to the economy. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise helps "develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth".The Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise intergrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation”

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