My Dunedin Itinerary

Thailand/Dunedin education relationship formalised

10 April 2019

Education relationships between Thailand and Dunedin will be formalised this week with two agreements being signed, connecting over a dozen Thai schools with six local high schools.


Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in competitive Shanghai market

16 November 2018

Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.


Dunedin International Student numbers rise

01 November 2018

New research about the economic value of international education to New Zealand, shows the Dunedin’s economy alone benefited by $197m over 2017/18, but it’s not just about the money.


Shanghai youth camp helping grow Dunedin’s international education sector

12 July 2018

Organisers of a visit by Dunedin secondary students to Shanghai next week are hoping it will lead to more reciprocal study visits between Dunedin and China.


Dunedin businesses and students benefit from internships

10 July 2018

Enterprise Dunedin’s business internship programme makes it easy for businesses to take on a tertiary student over their summer break, creating employment and economic growth in the city.


Vietnamese schoolgirl flying flag for rugby

02 July 2018

A Vietnamese school pupil who fell in love with rugby soon after she landed in Dunedin will be holding a flag on the field at the final All Blacks v France test on Saturday night.


Polytechnic’s Student Village National Award winner

02 July 2018

Otago Polytechnic’s recently-completed and record-setting Student Village has won two national awards, including a "green building" excellence prize.


University of Otago Alumni in the spotlight

02 July 2018

Dr Htin Lin Aung’s work on drug-resistant tuberculosis in his homeland of Myanmar is connected in more ways than one to his study at the University of Otago


University of Otago tops national educational performance measures

18 September 2017

The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities.


City's innovation and nous impress

10 August 2017

Some of New Zealand's top tech entrepreneurs are surprised at the amount of innovation happening in the Dunedin tech sector.


Foreign students bring positive impact to New Zealand's regions - report

24 March 2017

The total economic value of New Zealand’s burgeoning international education sector has surpassed NZ$4 billion (US$2.82 billion), with international students pumping in millions of dollars and generating hundreds of job opportunities in regions across the country, new research shows.


International students worth millions to Dunedin

21 March 2017

International students contributed  $117 million to the Dunedin economy, the latest figures show.

The Education New Zealand figures for the 2015 year were released this week and included a breakdown of the economic impact of international education in Dunedin for the first time.

In Otago, international students contributed $142 million to the economy, of which $117 million was in Dunedin (2% of total GDP) and $23 million (1.1% of total GDP) in the Queenstown Lakes area.


ICT Graduate School starts lectures in city

09 March 2017

Dunedin's newest tertiary education institution is now up and running.

The Signal ICT Graduate School has begun lectures and director Stuart Charters, of Christchurch, said there had already been overwhelming interest in some of its courses.


Top 10 spot for university

09 March 2017

A University of Otago department in the firing line for job cuts has been named among the top 10 in the world.

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences was the top-ranked university department in New Zealand after placing seventh in the annual QS World University Rankings by subject.


Global Impact Visa and Launch of Edmund Hillary Fellowship on 31 January

31 January 2017

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has partnered with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) to deliver the Global Impact Visa (GIVs) policy and programme. The policy has been designed to accelerate the growth of New Zealand’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and to enhance its global competitiveness by attracting and retaining high calibre entrepreneurs, investors and start-up teams with the potential to make New Zealand an innovation leader. The policy is to be piloted for four years, accepting up to 400 participants who will be located across New Zealand.

Further information about the scheme and to apply, click on the link below


University of Otago to offer City of Literature scholarship

26 January 2017

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council are excited to announce the launch of a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies.

A University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship will be offered annually to a research student to study at the University of Otago.