Universities hope partnerships will build foreign enrolments

New Zealand universities are hoping partnerships with foreign institutions will help their international student enrolments recover when border restrictions are eventually lifted, reports John Gerritsen for RNZ.

They say there is a trend away from using agents to sign up as many students as possible. Massey University, for example, recently announced a joint institute in China with the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, where up to 1,200 students could work toward Massey degrees without ever coming to New Zealand.

Victoria University of Wellington also recently announced a partnership allowing students who study two years at the Vidyalankar School of Information Technology in Mumbai to study for two more years at Victoria and get a Victoria degree in communications. The university’s deputy vice-chancellor of engagement, Blair McRae, said such deals were becoming increasingly common.
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