Joyce to visit Oman, Qatar & Saudi Arabia 13 Apr 2012
- Key decisions from today's Council meeting News
- Minister to take back inquiry appointment powers over EEZ Business
- Government unveils RMA reform package with enough support Business
- Energy Mad nearly halves first-half loss Business
- Talented students win conservation jobs News
- Former Fonterra director Norris spells out reasons for exit Business
- Kirk Hope rumoured front-runner for top job at BusinessNZ Business
- Sustainability – the total package News
- Local boy makes good with move back home News
- Southland to get new Trades Academy News
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce will today travel to the Gulf states of Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to raise New Zealand’s profile as a destination for international students and to support education companies seeking to grow their business in the region.
“Since 2008 students from the Gulf States studying in New Zealand have grown by 33.4 per cent and are now approaching 7500. This makes the Gulf States our fifth largest source of international students,” Mr Joyce says.
“Education consultancy companies have successfully undertaken work and are continuing to bid for significant contracts in a number of countries in the region.”
Mr Joyce’s visit will include the signing a Memorandum of Cooperation with Oman. The Minister will meet with government ministers in Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, undertake portfolio related visits, and attend functions promoting New Zealand’s education sector.
He will give the closing address at the largest education fair in the region – a key event for New Zealand institutes to promote themselves in Saudi Arabia.
New Zealand will be represented over the course of the education fair by universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, english language schools, and a number of education consultancy businesses, along with officials from Education New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand, Trade and Enterprise and MFAT.
“New Zealand has a growing international reputation of delivering high quality education. The international education industry remains in good shape to double its economic contribution to New Zealand to $5 billion by 2025. The Gulf States and the Middle East are an important part of that future growth,” Mr Joyce says.
(New Zealand Government)
22 Nov 2015 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister 22 November 2015 PM welcomes closer partnership with ASEAN Prime ... more
20 Nov 2015 Business News
Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the general insurer, says it will report an annual loss next week after raising its provisioning for... more
17 Nov 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ inflation expectations drift further below 2% mid-point Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Longer term ... more
20 Nov 2015 Lifestyle
New Zealand’s recreation industry recognised 10 inspiring individuals and organisations at the New Zealand Recreation ... more
4 Nov 2015 Property
Auckland house price growth moderates in October as new rules introduced Nov. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house price growth... more
12 Oct 2015 Migration
Those looking for a sense of security when immigrating to New Zealand or Australia, need look no futher than the first inusrance... more
21 Sep 2015 Migration
NZ's annual net migration reaches record 60,300 in August on Indian, Chinese students By Jonathan Underhill Sept. 21... more
29 Oct 2015 Travel & Tourism
Internal Affairs says Australia's cloud passports only "conceptual" for now Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Department of... more
22 Oct 2015 Travel & Tourism
Auckland Airport a 'conductor' for New Zealand tourism, CEO Littlewood says Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International... more
19 Nov 2015 Sport
New Zealand Rugby Union Richie McCaw retires from rugby Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boot... more
20 Nov 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on why Islamic State’s growing weakness makes it more dangerous One of the great things about writing online... more
20 Nov 2015 Appointments
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier promotes CFO Paul Alston to top job By Paul McBeth Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Corp, the... more
4 Nov 2015 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ employment falls in third quarter, adding to case for further RBNZ rate cut (Recasts to... more