It is a first such event organised by Education New Zealand (ENZ). The event will be inaugurated by David Pine, New Zealand High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh, and Ambassador-Designate to Nepal, and John Laxon, Regional Director-Asia, Education New Zealand on October 5.
The academic conclave will have panel discussions with industry leaders, masterclasses from academics of New Zealand universities, a daily quiz for students, and a showcase of New Zealand’s indigenous culture.
Speaking about the event, John Laxon, Regional Director- Asia, Education New Zealand said: “We are excited to launch this inaugural New Zealand-India Education Week, making use of technology to connect with academics and students right across India. The online event offers us an opportunity to hear from Indian students in New Zealand, explore the impact of Covid-19 on the future of education, and engage with leading New Zealand academics.”
“All of our universities represented during the week feature in the top 3% globally in the 2020 QS World University rankings, offering globally recognised and transferable qualifications and skills,” he added.
In the official press release, the organisers said: “New Zealand and India’s education ties have continued to strengthen in recent years, with the number of Indian students studying at New Zealand universities rising 37 per cent in 2019. Despite disruptions caused by Covid-19, there remains active engagement between universities and institutions of both countries.”
Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government agency for international education.
Students can register for the conclave, which is open to all, by visiting the link: https://enzevents.eventsair.com/nz-india-education-week/student/Site/Register