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Previous news

PBRF Sector Reference Group releases sixth consultation

The TEC’s Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Sector Reference Group (SRG) has now released the sixth consultation paper. Read more...

Four groups shortlisted to be Centres of Research Excellence

Four groups have been shortlisted for three available places in the latest funding round for Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs). Read more...


PBRF SRG consultation paper #5 - feedback welcome

TEOs and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the proposal to establish peer review panels for the 2018 Quality Evaluation and the conflict of interest policy. Feedback is due by 5pm, Monday 20 April 2015. Read more...

Māori focused CoRE one step closer

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, hosted by the University of Auckland, has been invited to submit a full application as part of the process for selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. Read more...

ICT Graduate Schools – one step closer

Six groups have been invited to develop full proposals to establish and operate ICT Graduate Schools. Find out more...

Update for foundation-level providers

Updates on the Methodology for Assessment Tool Usage document; requirements for assessing literacy and numeracy; and transitioning to the 2015 tutor qualification requirements. Read more...