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TEC is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.

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Previous news

Gateway information and handbook updated

Following consultation with a number of Gateway schools, cluster groups and conferences we have updated the Gateway pages on this website and the 2015 Gateway Handbook (PDF, 383 Kb) to clarify existing information or add additional guidance.

2016 ACE in Communities funding round

During 2014 and more recently this year, we communicated to sector representatives our intention to implement an open funding round to allocate 2016 ACE in Communities funding. Read more...

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...


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...