New Zealand International Education Strategy for 2018-2030 released

The International Education Strategy supports international education to contribute to a thriving and globally connected New Zealand.

The New Zealand Education Strategy 2018-2030 was launched at the New Zealand International Education Conference today. It sets out 3 goals and the key actions needed for agencies to achieve them, as well as measures and indicators for success.

These goals are:

  • Delivering an excellent education and student experience
  • Achieving sustainable growth
  • Developing global citizens

Ministry of Education Deputy Secretary, Graduate Achievement, Vocations and Careers, Claire Douglas, says the strategy replaces the Leadership Statement for International Education and signals a shift in priorities for the sector.

“The strategy shifts its primary focus to lifting the quality of international education and student experience, and maximising the social and cultural benefits in addition to its economic value.”

“It also aims to ensure that the benefits of international education are shared with regions nationwide. International students provide us a different world perspective, and contribute to a globally-connected and culturally diverse New Zealand. Bringing international education closer to the regions enables more New Zealanders to understand and embrace those benefits.”

The Ministry of Education and Education New Zealand co-developed the strategy with input from a broad range of government agencies, international education stakeholders. These included education providers, international and domestic students, peak bodies and community groups.

Download the International Education Strategy

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